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BILLY SHARP netted twice as SHEFFIELD UNITED claimed a 2-0 victory over BOLTON to move seven points clear at the top.
An own goal by BRISTOL ROVERS captain Tom Lockyer earned promotionchasing SCUNTHORPE a point from a 1-1 draw at the Memorial Stadium following Ollie Clarke’s opener.
David Ball proved NORTHAMPTON’S undoing in creating one and scoring another as FLEETWOOD cruised to a 3-0 victory, with a goal apiece also from Devante Cole and Bobby Grant.
Former PORT VALE loanee Alex Jones returned to haunt his former club as his late goal gave BRADFORD a 2-1 win at Vale Park and a move up to fifth.
JJ Hooper had equalised for the home side following Romain Vincelot’s opener.
Conor McAleny (above) scored a hat-trick as OXFORD’S pursuit of a play-off place gathered momentum with a 4-0 mauling of relegation strugglers CHESTERFIELD. DONCASTER remain three points clear at the top after they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by ACCRINGTON.
A superb solo run and finish from Shay McCartan put Stanley in front after four minutes, but Doncaster hit back through Tommy Rowe and John Marquis (below). Accrington refused to lie down and levelled through Jonathan Edwards’ close-range finish.
PLYMOUTH missed the chance to close the gap as they drew 1-1 against fellow promotion hopefuls LUTON at Kenilworth Road.
The Hatters took the lead through Danny Hylton but Plymouth equalised against the run of play in the 25th minute when Graham Carey’s low cross was tapped in by Craig Tanner.
PORTSMOUTH closed the gap on third-placed CARLISLE to three points with a 3-0 win at Brunton Park. Gary Roberts bagged a stunning solo goal after 73 minutes and Amine Linganzi and Jack Whatmough scored late on.