Wolves win title; Stevenage down

  • Last Updated: April 21 2014, 19:47 BST

A review of Monday's action so far in Sky Bet League 1 as Wolves sealed the title with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Leyton Orient.

Bakary Sako scores for Wolves
Bakary Sako scores for Wolves

Wolves sealed the League One title with a hard-fought 3-1 win at promotion-chasing Leyton Orient.

Richard Stearman's header and Bakary Sako's strike put Wolves ahead before the O's pulled one back through Dean Cox shortly after half-time.

Orient were unable to find an equaliser in the second period however, and James Henry sealed victory for the visitors in injury-time.

Wolves were already guaranteed automatic promotion but the victory, coupled with Brentford's draw at MK Dons, means Kenny Jackett's side go up as champions.

Izale McLeod scored for MK in the last minute to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to the Bees.

Brentford looked likely to take all three points after James Tarkowski and Clayton Donaldson put the away side in command, but Stephen Gleeson's penalty and McLeod's header ensured the points were shared.

Position Player Score
1 Wolves 99
2 Brentford 91
3 Rotherham 82
4 Preston 82
5 Leyton Or 80
6 Peterboro 70
7 Swindon 66
8 Sheff Utd 60
9 Port Vale 60
10 MK Dons 59
11 Walsall 58
12 Bristol C 56
13 Crawley 55
14 Bradford 53
15 Gillingham 52
16 Oldham 51
17 Coventry 40
18 Colchester 47
19 Tranmere 47
20 Crewe 47
21 Notts Co 46
22 Carlisle 44
23 Shrewsbury 41
24 Stevenage 39

Rotherham stay third on goal difference after a 1-0 win over Port Vale.

The Millers were reduced to 10 men at the end of the first half when Richard Smallwood was sent off, but the home side rallied and substitute Kieran Agard sneaked a winner 11 minutes from time.

Preston's victory was more emphatic as they hammered struggling Shrewsbury 5-2 thanks to a second-half hat-trick from Paul Gallagher.

Lee Holmes and Bailey Wright put Preston 2-1 up at half-time with Shaun Miller pulling a goal back for the Shrews.

Gallagher's treble after the break, including one from the penalty spot, took the game away from the visitors, who added another via Luke Summerfield.

Peterborough are yet to confirm their place in the top six but took another step in the right direction with a convincing 4-1 win over Carlisle.

Two penalties from Britt Assombalonga as well as further goals from Conor Washington and Michael Bostwick sank Carlisle, who netted via Lee Miller.

Lee Cox's goal means Swindon keep the pressure on their play-off chasing rivals after a 1-0 win over Bradford.

At the other end of the table, Stevenage were relegated after a 3-1 defeat at home to Bristol City.

Only a win would have kept Borough's faint hopes alive, but goals from Wade Elliott, Sam Baldock and Stephen Pearson ensured defeat despite a late consolation from Luke Freeman.

Jimmy Spencer's goal proved decisive as Notts County boosted their chances of survival with a 1-0 win at home to Crawley.

Notts gained ground on both Crewe and Tranmere, who were held to goalless draws against Colchester and Sheffield United respectively.

Oldham, who are already safe, were also held to a 0-0 draw at home to Coventry while Walsall drew 1-1 against Gillingham.

Febian Brandy gave the Saddlers the lead early in the second half, but Gillingham ensured they went home with a point thanks to Cody McDonald's equaliser six minutes from time.


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