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With the majority of Football League sides in FA Cup action, the Hornets consolidate their place in the top six, while Bournemouth climb into the play-off places in League One

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

WEEKEND IN FULL
Bristol City
Burnley
Charlton
Nottm Forest
Wolves

2-1
1-2
1-2
0-3

1-2
Ipswich
Birmingham
Sheff Weds
Watford

Blackpool
Watford took advantage of the shortage of fixtures by moving into fourth in the Championship thanks to a 3-0 win at Wolves. Troy Deeney netted for the Hornets before a double from in-form Matej Vydra moved them within a point of Hull City and Leicester.

Birmingham snatched their first win in five games as Marlon King's last-minute volley snatched victory at Burnley, moving them above Wolves who were beaten by a Thomas Ince-inspired Blackpool. The winger notched twice to leave the Molineux side remaining without a win under Dean Saunders, while the Tangerines grabbed a first win since December 15.

Bristol City earned a 2-1 win against Ipswich to climb off the bottom of the table. Daryl Murphy initially gave the visitors the lead before Steven Davies equalised. Jon Stead rounded off the scoring to give Sean O'Driscoll a first win since joining the Robins.

LEAGUE ONE RESULTS

WEEKEND IN FULL
Bournemouth
Carlisle
Colchester
Leyton Orient
Portsmouth

Preston
Shrewsbury
Tranmere
3-1
1-1
2-0

2-1
1-3
2-2
0-0

P-P
Crewe
Scunthorpe
Walsall
Notts County

Hartlepool
Coventry
Bury
Swindon
Bournemouth moved into fifth place following their 3-1 home win against Crewe at Dean Court. Brett Pitman notched a hat-trick as the Cherries' good form under Eddie Howe continued.

At the bottom of the league, Hartlepool recorded just their third win of the season against fellow strugglers Portsmouth, while David Symington snatched a win away from Scunthorpe United, who remain in the bottom four.

Colchester United jumped out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 victory at home to Walsall. Jabo Ibehre grabbed the first goal for the U's before Freddie Sears wrapped up the points late on. 

Leyton Orient ended Notts County's 22-game unbeaten away record with David Mooney and Mathieu Baudry scored within three second-half minutes for the hosts. Jeff Hughes grabbed a goal for the visitors but they were unable to avoid defeat.

LEAGUE TWO RESULTS

WEEKEND IN FULL
Bradford
Burton
Chesterfield
Dag & Red
Fleetwood

Gillingham
Plymouth
Rotherham
P-P
1-0
0-1

1-2

3-0
1-1
0-0
1-3
Wycombe
Barnet
Southend
Morecambe

Oxford
York
Accrington
Bristol Rovers
Gillingham failed to move above out-of-action Port Vale at the top of League Two as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Priestfield by York. The Gills were behind for much of the game but Cody McDonald, on his return to the club, snatched a point in the 85th minute.

Gavin Tomlin's late winner at Chesterfield keeps Southend in a play-off place, while Fleetwood, one place behind them in eighth, kept the pressure up with a 3-0 win at home to Oxford, featuring Jamile Matt and Ryan Crowther's first goals for the club.

Bristol Rovers climbed off the bottom of the table with a shock 3-1 win at play-off chasing Rotherham. Claude Davis was sent off on his Millers debut, while he also conceded a penalty for the Pirates' opening goal.

Capital One Cup finalists were due to host Wycombe at Valley Parade but the game fell foul to the weather, being postponed due to a frozen pitch.

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