Leading pair both win

  • Last Updated: February 15 2014, 18:27 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 1, including victories for Brentford and Wolves.

Preston's Joe Garner celebrates on an emotional day at Deepdale
Preston's Joe Garner celebrates on an emotional day at Deepdale

Top two Brentford and Wolves both picked up victories on Saturday to tighten their grip on the automatic promotion positions in Sky Bet League 1.

Brentford remain two points clear at the top following a comfortable 3-1 win away at strugglers Crewe.

Alan Judge bagged a brace with Adam Forshaw adding the third for the Bees before Arsenal loanee Chuks Aneke converted a consolation penalty after he was fouled by Harlee Dean.

The defeat leaves Crewe 20th in the table after the side directly below them, Notts County, were beaten 2-0 at Wolves.

Michael Jacobs scored an first-half header before adding a second with a smart finish to give Kenny Jackett's side their fifth straight victory and keep the pressure on Brentford.

Position Player Score
1 Chesterfld 58
2 Scunthorpe 55
3 Oxford Utd 54
4 Rochdale 53
5 Fleetwood 52
6 Burton Alb 51
7 Southend 47
8 Hartlepool 41
9 Dag + Red 40
10 Newport 39
11 York City 39
12 Plymouth 39
13 Exeter 38
14 AFC W'don 38
15 Morecambe 38
16 Cheltenham 36
17 Portsmouth 36
18 Mansfield 35
19 Bristol R 34
20 Accrington 33
21 Bury 32
22 Wycombe 31
23 Torquay 29
24 Northamptn 26

Third-placed Leyton Orient travelled to fourth-placed Preston, with a moving tribute to Sir Tom Finney observed by both sides before they played out a 1-1 draw.

Mathieu Baudry scored just before half-time to put the visitors in front at an emotional Deepdale but Joe Garner earned a share of the spoils after converting a second-half penalty.

Lee Frecklington struck with two minutes remaining to move fifth-placed Rotherham closer to the teams above them as they recorded a 2-1

win at home to bottom club Stevenage.

Wes Thomas put the hosts in front on 41 minutes but Stevenage looked to have salvaged an unlikely point when Francois Zoko scored from close range with just four minutes remaining.

But Frecklington grabbed the winner two minutes from time with a well-taken finish from just outside the box.

Tranmere twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw at Bristol City, with both just two points clear of the relegation zone.

Sam Baldock put City ahead on 13 minutes only for Jake Cassidy to level matters six minutes later.

Derrick Williams headed the hosts back in front with 78 minutes gone but they only led for two minutes the second time around, with Jason Koumas earning Tranmere a point.

Ben Reeves scored in the last minute to hand MK Dons a 2-1 comeback victory at home to Oldham.

Adam Lockwood's header had given the visitors a half-time lead before Sam Carruthers equalised early after the interval, with Genseric Kusunga dismissed for a second yellow card.

Reeves then capitalised on the one-man advantage to wrap up the three points for the Dons as he converted Carruthers' pass late on.

Shrewsbury and Port Vale drew 0-0 at Greenhous Meadow, with the hosts still mired in the relegation zone and Vale remaining ninth.


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