Division Two Round-Up
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
The top two, Plymouth and Queens Park Rangers, were both held to draws in Division Two in a bad day for the majority of the promotion chasers.
The leaders drew 1-1 at Luton but it could have been worse as Mickey Evans's (pictured) last-gasp strike cancelled out Chris Coyne's first-half opener for The Hatters.
QPR were forced to come from two down at basement boys Wycombe after two goals in three minutes shortly before the half hour mark from Matthew Bloomfield and Craig Falconbridge had given the Chairboys a shock cushion.
However, the visitors replied through Kevin Gallen and Martin Rowlands to ensure they escaped with a precious point.
Bristol City lost valuable ground on the automatic promotion places following a 2-0 home defeat to struggling Oldham.
Earnest Cooksey and Paul Murray were the scorers for Brian Talbot's men who were good value for the win.
Brighton took advantage of Swindon's defeat at Wrexham to move level on points in fourth following after hard-fought home success over Colchester.
The U's appeared to have ground out a point when Kemal Izzet cancelled out Chris Iwelumo's opener, but the prolific Leon Knight popped up three minutes from time to seal maximum points.
Wrexham lost by the odd goal in five at the Racecourse Ground, with strikes from Sammy Igoe and Andy Gurney proving not enough.
Chris Llewellyn, Carlos Edwards and Steve Thomas all struck to hand the Welshmen the points and boost their play-off hopes.
Hartlepool moved into the final play-off spot after a 2-0 away win at Grimsby with striker Adam Boyd grabbing a goal in either half.
Port Vale were held to a goalless draw at Barnsley, while Rickie Lambert's solitary strike for Stockport was enough to sink Sheffield Wednesday.
Brentford gave their new boss Martin Allen the perfect start with a 3-2 win over Rushden & Diamonds at Griffin Park.
The Bees raced into a three goal lead courtesy of efforts from Jay Tabb, Stephen Hunt and Stewart Talbot, but were made to cling on at the end after late replies from Andy Burgess and Onandi Lowe.
Peterborough and Tranmere played out a goalless draw at London Road, while Chesterfield and Notts County also shared the spoils following a 1-1 draw.
Nick Fenton's opener for The Magpies was cancelled out by Ian Richardson's fourth own-goal of the season.
Barnsley 0-0 Port Vale
Brentford 3-2 Rushden & Diamonds
Brighton 2-1 Colchester
Bristol City 0-2 Oldham
Grimsby 0-2 Hartlepool
Luton 1-1 Plymouth
Notts County 1-1 Chesterfield
Peterborough 0-0 Tranmere
Stockport 1-0 Sheff Wed
Wrexham 3-2 Swindon
Wycombe 2-2 QPR