Meanwhile Brentford soar into an automatic promotion place in League One and Gillingham drop points at the top of League Two as Port Vale move into second
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Cardiff City extended their lead at the top to seven points after their 2-0 away win at Sheffield Wednesday. Don Cowie and Matthew Connolly grabbed the goals against the visitors who sit one point above the danger zone.
At the bottom, Wolves came back from conceding a comical own goal to win 2-1 at home against Bristol City and keep their survival hopes alive. A mix-up in defence allowed David Davis to put the visitors ahead after goalkeeper Carl Ikeme let his backpass go through his legs. However, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake grabbed an equaliser for the hosts and veteran Kevin Doyle scored the winner against bottom side Bristol City.
Middlesbrough's play-off hopes are again in jeopardy after their 1-0 home loss to Birmingham. Nikola Zigic netted the sole goal of the match from close range late on in the 81st minute. Birmingham climbed to 11th place while Middlesbrough remain in ninth.
Barnsley won 1-0 against Watford to move further away from the drop zone into 20th. The hosts grabbed the win thanks to Bobby Hassell's first league goal since January 2011. Watford remain in third and two points behind Hull who are in the automatic promotion position.
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Brentford nicked a 1-0 win against Preston to climb into second place in League One. Sam Saunders scored a penalty in injury time after a foul by Nicky Wroe on Clayton Donaldson. Preston dropped to 16th following the loss while the hosts celebrate reaching the automatic promotion place.
Colchester overcame going a goal down to beat Bury 2-1 at Gigg Lane. Craig Fagan opened the scoring for the hosts on 26 minutes but Michael Smith grabbed the equaliser only four minutes later. Veteran Clinton Morrison then scored the winner as Bury remain at the bottom.
Sheffield United suffered their first defeat in eight games following their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Stevenage. Dani Lopez scored a hat-trick after being recalled from a loan spell at Barnet and Lucas Akins scored the fourth to help move his side into 15th.
Top side Doncaster Rovers could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to relegation contenders Portsmouth. The hosts went ahead following Chris Brown's 10th goal of the campaign but Portsmouth equalised through Jed Wallace's short-range finish. The draw means that Pompey remain in 23rd as Bury failed to win against Colchester.
Bournemouth soared back into the play-off places following their 1-0 away win at Oldham. Brett Pitman bagged his 12th goal of the season in the first half with a left-footed strike in the box. The victory means that the Dorset outfit move up into fourth while Oldham remain in the relegation zone.
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Dag & Red
Gillingham had their lead at the top reduced to four points following their 1-1 draw at Morecambe. Jack Redshaw put the hosts ahead in the first half by lobbing the ball past Stuart Nelson. Bradley Dack, however, equalised after half-time as Morecambe remain in 13th.
Port Vale managed a 2-0 victory against York to earn their first win in six matches. Jennison Myrie opened the scoring after seven minutes with his first goal since 5 January. Lee Hughes rounded the game off with a close-range strike just after the break to send his side into second and only four points behind the leaders.
There was a five-goal thriller at Accrington as they beat Barnet 3-2. Lee Molyneux scored a hat-trick in the first half before Elliot Johnson replied just before the half-time whistle. Ross Jenkins scored after 62 minutes to put the pressure on the home side but they were able to hold on to move level on points with Barnet although they remain bottom.
Cheltenham netted three against Rotherham to climb up to fourth. Lee Molyneux scored from just outside the box to get the game underway. Marlon Pack then followed suit to double the hosts' lead and Steve Elliot finished the scoring in the 84th minute to send Rotherham down to seventh.
Bristol Rovers scraped a 2-1 win against Rochdale to rise into 14th. Ellis Harrison scored first from the edge of the area after the hour mark but Michael Rose soon equalised for the visitors 15 minutes after. Harrison however replied soon after to nick the victory.