Yeovil Town remain 13th in the League table despite four matches being played in the division tonight, plus one last night. Carlisle United, Leyton Orient and Tranmere Rovers all lost tonight, with only Oldham Athletic in the lower reaches of the League One table picking up maximum points.
Oldham's win was in fact over Leyton Orient, as they pulled four points clear of the drop, opening up a significant gap between 20th and 21st place, currently occupied by Tranmere Rovers and Exeter City respectively. Goals from Deane Smalley and Dale Stephens saw Leyton defeated, who stay in 16th as a result.
Tranmere Rovers occupy the last 'safety' slot tonight, after they were hammered 1-4 at home to second placed Leeds United. Before the game Tranmere captain Ian Thomas-Moore said Leeds were having "a little wobble at the moment". Two goals from Jermaine Beckford plus strikes from Robert Snodgrass and Luciano Becchio may cause him to revise his opinion, with only John Welsh answering back for the home side on 19 minutes when the scoreline was already 2-0.
Carlisle United also suffered a home defeat, with Millwall moving into 5th place in the play-offs as a result. Two goals from Sean Morrison put them on their way, before a 92nd minute Danny Livesey gave the Cumbrians some late hope. But the five minutes of injury time benefitted the Lions as former Glover Danny Schofield netted Millwall's third, giving them a 3-1 win.
In the evening's other game, Swindon Town suffered their second defeat in three days as their play-off charge stutters, losing 2-1 at Milton Keynes Dons, who still have their own play-off ambitions in 8th place. An early goal from Aaron Wilbraham and a first half James Tunnicliffe goal set them on their way. Daniel Ward's 93rd minute strike was merely a consolation for a Swindon side that have now slipped to sixth.
In last night's match, Colchester United and Brighton and Hove Albion ended up in a 0-0 stalemate in front of the Sky Sports cameras, although 17th placed Brighton looked far more likely to steal the points than 4th placed Colchester did.
Link: 2009-10 Latest League One Table.
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