Leeds roar six points clear

21 November 2009 05:52
Leeds United moved six points clear at the top of the League One table following a comprehensive 3-0 win on the road at Brighton. Simon Grayson's in-form side won their fifth successive game in all competitions following first-half goals by Robert Snodgrass and Jermaine Beckford plus a Neil Kilkenny strike after half-time. Meanwhile, second-placed Charlton Athletic were held to a 1-1 draw away at mid-table Yeovil Town. It was a mixed afternoon for the Sodje brothers after Sam was sent off in the first half before sibling Akpo cancelled out Jonathan Obika's opener for the Glovers. Huddersfield Town are up to third place following a 2-1 win over Hartlepool United at the Galpharm Stadium. An own goal from Peter Hartley opened the scoring for the Terriers, before Robbie Williams killed off any hopes the visitors had of leaving with a point. Tranmere Rovers slipped to the foot of the table after losing 2-1 at Leyton Orient. Scott McGleish's brace condemned the managerless Merseyside club to a 13th league defeat of the season. Wycombe Wanderers climbed off the bottom after they won 2-0 at promotion-chasing Millwall courtesy of second-half goals from Chris Westwood and Kevin Betsy. Carlisle United's game against Swindon at Brunton Park was given the green light to go ahead despite the floods in Cumbria, but the home side will be wishing they had not gone to the trouble of making their pitch playable after losing 1-0 to a third-minute goal by Charlie Austin. Bristol Rovers were 2-1 winners over Gillingham as they maintained their push for promotion. Exeter are up into a mid-table berth after recording a 3-1 victory at struggling Stockport County. Last-minute goals from Adam Stansfield and Richard Logan snatched the points for the Grecians. Oldham Athletic and Colchester United shared the spoils after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Boundary Park. It was a similar story at St Mary's where former Premier League clubs Southampton and Norwich City were involved in a four-goal thriller.

Source: ESA