Wolves return to promotion places

  • Last Updated: February 1 2014, 18:37 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 1 as Wolves climbed back into the automatic promotion places Bradford 2-0.

Tranmere goalkeeper Owain Williams celebrates victory
Tranmere goalkeeper Owain Williams celebrates victory

Wolves climbed back into the Sky Bet League One automatic promotion places at the expense of Leyton Orient by beating 10-man Bradford 2-0 at Molineux.

After Nathan Doyle saw red for the Bantams, Kevin McDonald scored on the stroke of half-time before Nouha Dicko wrapped up all three points for Wolves, who will have been happy to see Orient go down 2-1 at ambitious Rotherham.

The fifth-placed Millers left it late to snatch victory at the New York Stadium, though, after Moses Odubajo cancelled out Wes Thomas' first-half opener.

Alex Revell scored at the death to keep Rotherham firmly in the play-off picture.

Also in the mix for a top-six place are Preston, who beat Notts County 2-0 thanks to goals from new boy Craig Davies - a deadline-day loan signing from Bolton - and Joe Garner.

Position Player Score
1 Brentford 63
2 Wolves 61
3 Leyton Or 60
4 Preston 52
5 Rotherham 51
6 Walsall 46
7 Peterboro 45
8 Swindon 41
9 Port Vale 39
10 MK Dons 36
11 Gillingham 35
12 Coventry 24
13 Bradford 34
14 Colchester 34
15 Oldham 33
16 Crawley 31
17 Tranmere 31
18 Carlisle 30
19 Crewe 30
20 Bristol C 27
21 Shrewsbury 27
22 Notts Co 27
23 Sheff Utd 26
24 Stevenage 22

There was late disappointment for league leaders Brentford, however, with Tom Eaves scoring late on to rescue a 1-1 draw for Shrewsbury at the Greenhous Meadow.

Marcello Trotta had scored his 10th league goal for the Bees midway through the second half but the Londoners were unable to open a four-point gap at the top thanks to Eaves' late contribution.

Walsall retain sixth place despite the fact their trip to the Sixfields Stadium to face Coventry was postponed due to concerns over the waterlogged pitch.

Team Versus Team
Stevenage v Gillingham
Bristol C v Coventry
Bradford v Crewe
Brentford v Crawley
Carlisle v Gillingham
Colchester v Rotherham
Leyton Or v Peterboro
Notts Co v Coventry
Oldham v Bristol C
Port Vale v Swindon
Sheff Utd v Shrewsbury
Stevenage v Wolves
Tranmere v Preston
Walsall v MK Dons

Seventh-placed Peterborough were unable to host Colchester at London Road because of inclement weather with Crawley's home meeting with Stevenage also falling foul of wet conditions.

Oldham shocked play-off chasers Swindon as left-back Jonathan Grounds scored the only goal of a 1-0 victory at the County Ground. Troy Archibald-Henville was sent off for the Robins with time running out.

Bristol City recovered from behind to beat Carlisle 2-1 and exit the relegation zone.

Brad Potts put the Cumbrians in the ascendancy but super-sub Marvin Elliott climbed off the bench to turn the game on its head with two goals in three second-half minutes.

Crewe are also on an upward trajectory after humbling struggling Sheffield United 3-0 at Gresty Road.

Chuks Aneke was the hero for the Railwaymen, who reached 19th place on the back of a second straight home win, with Byron Moore adding insult to injury for the relegation-threatened Blades.

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored twice as Gillingham clinched a 3-2 victory over Port Vale to climb into 11th place.

Cody McDonald made it 3-0 to the Gills after former Northampton striker Akinfenwa bagged a brace, but there was late drama as Chris Robertson and substitute Jordan Hugill hit back late on to fray the home fans' nerves.

Elsewhere, Ryan Lowe returned to MK Dons and punished his former club with a last-gasp winner that handed Tranmere all three points from a 1-0 victory.


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