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OLDHAM ATHLETIC have gone top of Division Two with a 1-0 victory against struggling Swindon Town at the County Ground.

Lee Duxbury scored the only goal of the match with a deflected turn and shot to give Iain Dowie's side all three points in Wiltshire and put them a point clear at the top of the table.

Cardiff City drop to second after coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at third-place Wigan Athletic.

Robert Earnshaw put The Bluebirds in front with a strike from six yards after some slack Wigan defending.

However, an equaliser from Tony Dinning and Nathan Ellington on the rebound from an initial Dinning shot gave Wigan a 2-1 lead.

But Earnshaw would earn the Welsh side a point with an equaliser with four minutes remaining at the JJB Stadium.

Mansfield Town moved off the bottom of the table with the biggest result of the day in Division Two - a 6-1 mauling of Tranmere Rovers at Field Mill.

Alexander Hay gave the away side 1-0 half-time lead with a strike from a goalmouth scramble following a Rovers corner that was headed down by Simon Haworth.

However, a six-goal blitz in the second half by The Stags ensured their third win of the season as Neil Mackenzie, Scott Sellars, Liam Lawrence, Colin Larkin and Iyseden Christie brace secured the points for Stuart Watkiss's side.

Tranmere finished the match with ten men after Haworth was sent off for violent conduct.

Bristol City moved up to sixth with an emphatic 4-0 win over Chesterfield at Ashton Gate.

Christian Roberts put The Robins in front after latching on to Peter Beadle through ball and he slotted his shot past Spireites goalkeeper Carl Muggleton to give The Robins a 1-0 lead.

Matthew Hill then made it two just after the hour mark for Danny Wilson's side before winger Scott Murray scored an injury time brace to make it 4-0.

Crewe moved up one place to fifth with a 2-0 victory over high-flying QPR at Gresty Road, thanks to a brace from Steve Jones.

Ian Holloway's men drop one place to fourth in the table with only their third defeat of the season.

Blackpool stay seventh after a 3-1 victory over Cheltenham Town at Bloomfield Road.

Damien Spencer with a half-volley strike on the half-hour gave Cheltenham the lead but he would hand The Seasiders an equaliser after heading the ball into his own net four minutes before half-time.

Steve McMahon's side would wrap up the points in the second half as Richard Wellens and Richard Walker scored the goals that secured a good win towards their promotion hopes.

Barnsley's difficult week ended on a high note as a brace from Kevin Betsy gave The Tykes a 2-1 win over struggling Brentford at Griffin Park.

Betsy put Steve Parkin's side in front before Mark McCammon headed home a Bees corner to equalise mid-way through the first half.

Betsy would fire home his second with nine minutes left to give the Oakwell side three valuable points.

However, The Tykes finished the match with ten men as for the second week in a row, Mitch Ward was sent off for a second yellow card.

Plymouth Argyle and Northampton Town each moved up a place in the table despite a 0-0 draw at Home Park.

Stuggling Huddersfield Town were held to a 2-2 draw against Port Vale at the McAlpine Stadium.

Sam Collins put the The Valiants in front before Martin Smith and Simon Baldry gave The Terriers a 2-1 lead but Billy Paynter would score for Vale to earn a share of the points.

Joe Kinnear's Luton Town came from behind to earn a 3-2 victory at Stockport County.

Matthew Spring put The Hatters in front before County equalised through a Luke Beckett header and John Daley would give the Edgeley Park side the lead just before half-time.

However, the match would turn when Andrew Fotiadis equalised in the second half and three minutes later, he pounced again on a poor Carlton Palmer back-pass to the goalkeeper to give Luton a 3-2 win.

Wycombe Wanderers took all three points at Colchester United as a Steve Brown penalty after just three minutes gave The Chairboys all three points at Layer Road.

Notts County came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Barry Fry's Peterborough United at Meadow Lane.

The Posh went in front through Bradley Allen before Simon Rea mad it two with a second half header.

However, The Magpies would peg Peterborough back thanks to goals by Mark Stallard and Marcel Cas to earn a point.

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Division Two
Blackpool 3-1 Cheltenham
Brentford 1-2 Barnsley
Bristol City 4-0 Chesterfield
Colchester 0-1 Wycombe
Crewe 2-0 QPR
Huddersfield 2-2 Port Vale
Mansfield 6-1 Tranmere
Notts County 2-2 Peterborough
Plymouth 0-0 Northampton
Stockport 2-3 Luton
Swindon 0-1 Oldham
Wigan 2-2 Cardiff

Click here for an updated Division Two table.