Wigan crowned champions
By Patrick Goss. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
WIGAN ATHLETIC sealed the Division Two championship on Saturday, with a single point from their visit to Huddersfield enough to put them out of reach of second placed Crewe.
The Latics had sealed promotion earlier in the week, and made sure they clinched top spot with a hard fought draw against strugglers Huddersfield.
Crewe Alexandra keep hold of second place, despite losing to a single goal against Swindon Town.
Stefani Miglioranzi scored the only goal of the game to stun the Gresty Road crowd, but Alex remain in pole position for the second automatic spot.
The race for automatic promotion has not eased up, with Cardiff City remaining poised in third place - despite a 3-0 defeat at home to Colchester.
The Welsh side looked nervous and United took full advantage with goals from Karl Duguid, Kemal Izzet and Dean Morgan sealing a fine win.
Luton Town came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against Bristol City that puts a dent in the latter's automatic promotion hopes.
With Cardiff and Crewe slipping up, City could have put themselves right back in the thick of things, and were leading after Brian Tinnion and Lee Peacock had cancelled out Steve Howard's opener.
However, a second for Howard earned The Hatters a share of the points and Bristol slip back into fifth.
Oldham took advantage of results around them to move into the top four with a 4-0 win against Chesterfield.
Clyde Wijnhard grabbed a brace along with goals from David Eyres and Wayne Andrews to keep Athletic with half an eye on automatic promotion.
Queens Park Rangers kept a cushion for their play-off spot, with a Marc Bircham strike in the dying seconds earning the victory, despite Mark Peters levelling an early strike from Danny Shittu at Brentford.
Tranmere, in seventh, kept themselves in with a shot at catching QPR with a 1-0 win over Notts County courtesy of a Simon Haworth strike, whilst Peterborough grabbed a 1-0 win over Blackpool with a David Farrel goal.
Mansfield look in deep trouble after losing 1-0 to Barnsley, with Brian O'Callaghan scoring the only goal of the game.
Plymouth were too good for Port Vale in a 3-0 win, with goals from Graham Coughlan, David Norris and Paul Wotton, whilst Wycombe drew 1-1 with strugglers Cheltenham, with Tony Naylor cancelling out a Steve Brown penalty.
Brentford v Queens Park Rangers
Cardiff City v Colchester United
Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town
Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic
Luton Town v Bristol City
Mansfield Town v Barnsley
Notts County v Tranmere Rovers
Oldham Athletic v Chesterfield
Peterborough United v Blackpool
Plymouth Argyle v Port Vale
Wycombe Wanderers v Cheltenham Town