Wolves closer to Championship
A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 1.
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Danny Batth and Dave Edwards struck to secure Sky Bet League 1 leaders Wolves a clinical 2-0 win over Peterborough that places them on the brink of an immediate return to the Championship.
Batth pounced with a perfectly-placed 48th-minute header and Edwards made the game safe from close range.
Bakary Sako missed a 72nd-minute penalty after Nouha Dicko had been fouled by Michael Bostwick.
Wolves are six points clear of Brentford in second while Peterborough are clinging on to the final play-off spot.
Brentford stayed six points clear of third place with a comfortable 3-1 victory against relegation-threatened Notts County.
They started brightly and Adam Forshaw fired them ahead from the penalty spot, with Haydn Hollis sent off for bringing down Clayton Donaldson.
|Carlisle||1 - 0||Swindon|
|Brentford||3 - 1||Notts Co|
|Wolves||2 - 0||Peterboro|
|Bristol C||1 - 1||Preston|
|Crawley||1 - 2||Crewe|
|Sheff Utd||1 - 1||Leyton Or|
|Coventry||1 - 2||MK Dons|
|Bradford||2 - 3||Oldham|
|Port Vale||1 - 0||Walsall|
|Shrewsbury||1 - 0||Stevenage|
|Colchester||1 - 2||Tranmere|
|Gillingham||3 - 4||Rotherham|
Alan Judge made it 2-0, slotting home Alan McCormack's through ball. The midfielder then tapped in a third before Jimmy Spencer grabbed a consolation.
Tom Hitchcock struck a 21-minute hat-trick to give Rotherham an incredible 4-3 win at Gillingham that consolidates third place.
Kieran Agard put them ahead after 13 seconds but Adebayo Akinfenwa and Myles Weston overturned the deficit.
Hitchcock's first made it 2-2 before Bradley Dack gave the Gills the lead again, only for two more Hitchcock goals to win it for Rotherham, three goals coming in the final 10 minutes.
Jamie Murphy rescued a point for Sheffield United in a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient, who saw Dean Cox fire them into a first-half lead.
Preston's automatic promotion hopes were dented by a 1-1 draw with Bristol City with Jack King and Wade Elliott on target with deflected shots.
Jon Taylor's goal early in the second half sealed a hard-earned 1-0 win for Shrewsbury over fellow strugglers Stevenage. The Shrews are now just two points adrift of safety.
Carlisle defeated Swindon 1-0 courtesy of Gary Madine to keep themselves out of the bottom three, while Port Vale defeated Walsall by the same margin with Jennison Myrie-Williams on target.
Substitute Brad Inman hit a late winner as relegation-threatened Crewe sent Crawley spinning to a fifth successive defeat with a 2-1 away victory.
Crewe went ahead through Uche Ikpeazu before Jamie Proctor equalised, only for Inman to steer in the clincher.
Ryan Lowe fired the winner as Tranmere prevailed 2-1 at Colchester, who have been sucked back into relegation contention.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro put Rovers ahead with a smart finish, but Freddie Sears levelled on the stroke of half-time.
Substitute Izale McLeod was the hero for MK Dons as he came off the bench to score the winner in a 2-1 victory over Coventry at Sixfields after Delle Alli and Carl Baker had exchanged goals.