Division Two round-up
By Peter ORourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Queens Park Rangers closed the gap on leaders Plymouth to two points with a narrow 1-0 win at Blackpool as The Pilgrims were held to a goalless draw at Grimsby.
Martin Rowlands netted the all-important winning goal for QPR at Bloomfield Road to keep them on the heels of Plymouth.
The leaders were surprisingly held to a draw at struggling Grimsby.
Marc Goodfellow celebrated his debut for Bristol City with a last-gasp winner at Notts County.
Lee Peacock gave the visitors an early lead on 11 minutes, but County drew level three minutes before the break with an unfortunate own goal from Tony Butler.
The game looked set to end all-square until Goodfellow popped up with a last minute winner.
Kevin Betsy's last goal earned Barnsley a 1-1 draw at Colchester.
Wayne Andrews gave Colchester an early lead on 25 minutes, but Betsy equalised 11 minutes from time before Jacob Burns saw red a minute later.
Brighton missed the chance to close the gap on the leading pack after being held to a goalless draw at home to Oldham to leave them in fifth spot.
Hartlepool United climbed into the top six with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Peterborough.
Eifion Williams grabbed the only goal of the game on 37 minutes and any hope of Peterborough had of getting back into the game disappeared when Matthew Gill was sent off 11 minutes from time for a second bookable offence.
Stockport piled the misery on rock-bottom Wycombe with a comfortable 2-0 win at Edgeley Park.
Ricky Lambert fired the hosts in front from the penalty spot after just nine minutes and loan signing Simon Lynch doubled the lead two minutes before the break.
Chesterfield gave themselves hope of getting out of trouble with an impressive 2-1 victory over Wrexham.
Steve Blatherwick gave the hosts the lead on 70 minutes before Chris Armstrong levelled up matters seven minutes later.
Ian Evatt struck four minutes from time to give Chesterfield all three points.
Mark Robins earned Sheffield Wednesday a point after a 1-1 draw with Swindon at Hillsborough.
Tommy Mooney broke the deadlock on 52 minutes for Swindon, but Robins netted an equaliser 20 minutes later to give Wednesday a share of the spoils.
Bournemouth came from a goal down to secure an impressive 2-1 win over Port Vale.
Mark Boyd fired Port Vale in front on 23 minutes, but two quick-fire goals from Garreth O'Connor (penalty) on 50 minutes and Steve Fletcher five minutes later turned the game on its head.
Brentford twice came from behind to pick up a 2-2 draw with Tranmere at Griffin Park.
Eugene Dadi fired the visitors in front after just nine minutes and the hosts suffered a blow when Stephen Evans saw red for serious foul play two minutes later.
Brentford made light of their numerical disadvantage drawing level on 18 minutes through Stephen Hunt.
Dadi grabbed his second of the game on the hour mark to restore Tranmere's lead, but Ben May hit back two minutes later to give Brentford a point.
Luton remain on the fringes of the play-off places after being held to a 2-2 draw at Rushden & Diamonds.
Adrian Forbes gave Luton an early lead after just six minutes, but veteran striker Paul Kitson equalised on 17 minutes.
Peter Holmes fired Luton back in front six minutes before the break, but a rare goal from Barry Hunter on 65 minutes secured a point for Rushden.
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Blackpool 0-1 QPR
Bournemouth 2-1 Port Vale
Brentford 2-2 Tranmere Rovers
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Oldham Athletic
Chesterfield 2-1 Wrexham
Colchester United 1-1 Barnsley
Grimsby Town 0-0 Plymouth Argyle
Hartlepool 1-0 Peterborough
Notts County 1-2 Bristol City
Rushden & Diamonds 2-2 Luton Town
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Swindon Town
Stockport County 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers
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