Division Two Round-Up

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Hillsborough hosted the Second Division promotion party as Queens Park Rangers put last season's play-off defeat behind them with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Ian Holloway's men will be enjoying First Division football next season, after first-half strikes from Kevin Gallen and Paul Furlong eased any last day jitters.

Matthew Shaw pulled one back for Wednesday on the hour but a spectacular own goal from Chris Carr sealed QPR's promotion.

Bristol City's 2-1 victory over Blackpool proved in vain - with two first half strikes from Christian Roberts ultimately fruitless.

Keith Southern netted a late response for Blackpool from the penalty spot.

At the other end of the table, Grimsby Town and Rushden & Diamonds failed to beat the drop.

Grimsby travelled to Prenton Park needing maximum spoils and actually took a first-half lead through Darren Mansaram.

However, a second half fight-back from Tranmere secured a 2-1 victory for Tranmere and left Grimsby facing relegation.

Talented Canadian Ian Hulme and Eugene Dadi were the scorers for an in-form Tranmere.

A Glynn Hurst goal in the 88th minute rescued Chesterfield's season - securing both a 1-0 victory over Luton and Second Division football.

Two goals from Pork Vale marksman Stephen McPhee failed to win the Potteries club a play-off berth but did relegate Rushden & Diamonds in a comfortable 2-0 victory.

Swindon Town and Hartlepool United fought out a 1-1 stalemate at the County Ground - in a result which grants both sides a play-off spot.

Sammy Igoe handed Swindon a first-half lead which was cancelled out by a second half leveller from Adam Boyd.

Champions Plymouth recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over Colchester United. Goals from David Friio, who later saw red, and David Norris inflicting the damage.

Brentford secured Second Division football will be played at Griffin Park next season - after an impressive 1-0 victory over Bournemouth.

A solitary Alex Rhodes goal was enough to take maximum spoils for Brentford.

Brian Talbot's in-form Oldham Athletic failed to take maximum points on their travels to already relegated Notts County.

A Dean Holden goal handed Oldham the lead but Tony Barras' last minute strike earned a share of the spoils.

Tony Adams' Wycombe Wanderers bade farewell to the division with a 1-1 with Peterborough.

Nathan Tyson's late strike cancelling out Curtis Woodhouse's opener for Peterborough.

The division's game of the day saw Barnsley claim a 3-2 victory over in-form Stockport County.

Goals from Nicolas Wroe, Gary Birch and Alex Neil handed The Tykes an impressive victory - with Owen Morrison and Stuart Barlow responding for County.

Finally, goals from Chris Iwelimo and an own goal from Dennis Lawrence handed Brighton a 2-0 victory on their travels to Wrexham.