McAlinden sntaches win for Wolves

  • Last Updated: March 29 2014, 20:15 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 1, including a win for the leaders Wolves at MK Dons.

Liam McAlinden: Scored a late winning goal
Liam McAlinden: Scored a late winning goal

Striker Liam McAlinden left it late to cement Wolves' place at the top of League One with a dramatic winner at MK Dons.

The 20-year-old struck from an 81st-minute free-kick after substitute Sanmi Odelusi had been sent off for a second bookable offence inside two minutes.

The 1-0 victory left Wolves six points clear of second-placed Brentford, who were held to a goalless draw at Oldham, although the Bees have a game in hand on the leaders.

Position Player Score
1 Wolves 86
2 Brentford 80
3 Leyton Or 76
4 Rotherham 75
5 Preston 75
6 Peterboro 58
7 Swindon 57
8 Walsall 56
9 MK Dons 55
10 Sheff Utd 51
11 Port Vale 51
12 Bradford 48
13 Coventry 38
14 Gillingham 48
15 Bristol C 46
16 Crawley 46
17 Oldham 44
18 Colchester 43
19 Notts Co 40
20 Tranmere 40
21 Carlisle 40
22 Crewe 40
23 Shrewsbury 38
24 Stevenage 38

However, third-placed Leyton Orient were unable to make the most of Brentford's slip as they went down 1-0 at home to Bradford, with former O's striker Aaron McLean doing the damage.

Tempers flared off the pitch at the Matchroom Stadium with City boss Phil Parkinson and Orient assistant Kevin Nugent both being sent off at half-time following an incident in the tunnel.

Rotherham maintained their promotion push with a 2-1 home win over Bristol City, with on-loan Newcastle defender James Tavernier claiming a spectacular double either side of Wade Elliott's equaliser.

Preston too remain on course for the play-offs after Joe Garner's 18th league goal of the season proved enough to see off Crawley 1-0 at Deepdale.

Swindon's hopes of a top-seven finish remain alive after a 2-1 home win over Sheffield United, although it took Louis Thompson's 90th-minute strike to get them across the finishing line.

Walsall striker Craig Westcarr enjoyed a mixed afternoon as he fired the Saddlers to a 1-0 home victory over Shrewsbury, but was then sent off, following Shrews' defender Joseph Mills down the tunnel as both sides finished with 10 men.

Coventry eased themselves eight points clear of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory at Crewe in which they scored all three goals.

Team Score Team
Tranmere 0 - 0 Carlisle
Swindon 2 - 1 Sheff Utd
Stevenage 1 - 1 Port Vale
Preston 1 - 0 Crawley
Rotherham 2 - 1 Bristol C
Walsall 1 - 0 Shrewsbury
Leyton Or 0 - 1 Bradford
Notts Co 2 - 0 Colchester
Crewe 1 - 2 Coventry
Oldham 0 - 0 Brentford
MK Dons 0 - 1 Wolves

Callum Wilson was the hero as he gave the visitors a 27th-minute lead and then clinched victory nine minutes from time after Jordan Clarke's own goal.

Notts County, who started the day just one place off the bottom, climbed out of the relegation zone following a 2-0 victory over Colchester with goals from Ronan Murray and Haydn Hollis securing the points.

But Tranmere and Carlisle remain in trouble after a 0-0 draw at Prenton Park with only goals scored separating Rovers in 20th place from the Cumbrians inside the bottom four.

However, they are both better off than Stevenage, who continue to prop up the division despite a 1-1 home draw with Port Vale.

Tom Pope had headed the visitors into a 47th-minute lead, but Peter Hartley levelled 13 minutes later to claim a point.


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