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Heavy rain saw many games postponed but high-scoring affairs involving Swindon, Yeovil and Barnet ensured that some supporters were entertained

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

WEEKEND IN FULL
Blackpool
Derby
Birmingham
Blackburn
Ipswich

Leeds
Leicester
Millwall
Peterborough
Sheff Wed
Watford
Crystal Palace
1-2
1-2
2-2
P-P
1-1
2-1
0-1
1-2
5-4
2-0
2-0
L-L
Wolves
Hull
Burnley
Brighton

Bristol City
Middlesbrough
Cardiff
Barnsley
Bolton
Charlton
Nottm Forest
Huddersfield

Postponements due to heavy rain marked the Football League fixture list but fans at London Road got full value for money as struggling Peterborough beat Bolton 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller.

Goals from Dwight Gayle, George Thorne, Lee Tomlin, Gabriel Zakuani and Mark Little ensured that efforts from Benik Afobe, Martin Petrov and a double from Keith Andrews were in vain.

Leeds gave their new owners something to cheer, meanwhile, as they beat fourth-placed Middlesbrough 2-1. Neil Warnock's side came back from a goal down through a double from Luciano Becchio.

Cardiff extended their lead at the top of the Championship after Craig Bellamy scored the only goal of a 1-0 triumph over Leicester. Andy King was unable to find a finish to equalise at the end of the Foxes' best move of the match.

Watford beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 after a double from striker Matej Vydra. Daniel Ayala was sent off for the visitors, which helped the Hornets climb back into the play-off places.

Abdoulaye Faye scored the winner for Hull as they continued their rise up the table by beating Derby 2-1 at Pride Park on Friday night. Robert Koren's opener for the visitors had been cancelled out by Michael Jacobs before the Senegalese clinched the points.

LEAGUE ONE RESULTS


WEEKEND IN FULL
Bury
Swindon
Brentford
Coventry
Crawley

Crewe
Doncaster
Hartlepool
Notts County
Scunthorpe
Walsall
Yeovil
2-2
5-0
P-P

1-1
0-2
P-P
P-P
P-P
P-P
P-P
1-0
4-1
Shrewsbury
Tranmere
Stevenage
Preston

Sheff Utd
Bournemouth
MK Dons
Portsmouth
Leyton Orient
Carlisle
Colchester
Oldham
Sheffield United managed a comfortable 2-0 away win against Crawley thanks to Tony McMahon, who scored a double for the visitors. United moved to the top of League One after the defender finished off two free kicks.

Dropping to second place was Tranmere, who were thrashed 5-0 by Swindon at the County Ground on Friday. Danny Hollands, Raffale De Vita, Andy Williams (two) and Matt Ritchie were on the scoresheet.

There were six postponements in League One but Yeovil managed an impressive 4-1 defeat of Oldham at Huish Park. Jose Baxter opened the scoring for the home side with a well-placed header before Paddy Madden completed the rout with a wonderful finish from 18 yards out.

Steven Schumacher saved a point for Bury with a last-minute header against Shrewsbury in Friday's 2-2 draw. Aaron Wildig opened the scoring for the visitors after 31 seconds before Jon Taylor restored the Shrews' lead after Matt Doherty had equalised.

Coventry City also salvaged a point as they drew 1-1 with Preston. Lee Holmes finished late on to cancel out James Bailey's opener as the home side remain in 13th place.

LEAGUE TWO RESULTS

WEEKEND IN FULL
Rochdale
Southend
Barnet
Morecambe
Northampton

Accrington
Bristol Rovers
Oxford
Port Vale
Torquay
Wycombe
York
4-1
3-0
3-2

P-P
2-0
1-1
P-P
P-P
P-P
P-P
P-P
P-P
Cheltenham
Chesterfield
Burton
Dag & Red

Aldershot
Plymouth
Rotherham
Fleetwood
AFC Wimbledon
Exeter
Bradford
Gilli

The League Two schedule was decimated by the weather but Northampton managed their first win in five games with a 2-0 victory at home against Aldershot. Jake Robinson opened the scoring after latching on to a long ball before Clive Platt rounded off the game with an injury-time finish.

Rochdale made ground on the League Two play-off places after their 4-1 win against Cheltenham. Dele Adebola finished off the game to seal the hosts' first win in five games.

A brace from Gavin Tomlin rounded off Southend's 3-0 win against Chesterfield as he bagged his 11th goal in 10 matches. Ryan Cresswell opened the scoring as the Essex club rose to fourth place.

Barnet escaped from the bottom of the table as they beat Burton Albion in a five-goal thriller. A hat-trick from Ricky Holmes gave the home side their first win in seven games.

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