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Round-up: Friday night fixtures

29 December 2017

Tom Clarke headed home in stoppage time to move Preston North End within one point of the Championship top six, inflicting a third straight defeat on Cardiff City in the process.

An even affair looked to be heading for a goalless draw, until the Lilywhites’ skipper struck the decisive blow at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The night’s other game was also settled by a header, and it was a long-awaited first goal of the season for Millwall’s Steve Morison, the skipper nodding home a Jed Wallace cross early in the second half.

Sky Bet Championship results

Friday 29th December 2017

Cardiff City 0-1 Preston North End
Millwall 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Doncaster Rovers heaped further misery on Rochdale, overcoming the League One strugglers courtesy of first-half goals from Ben Whiteman and a deflected Alfie May effort.

Keith Hill’s men tried in vain to get back into the game but to no avail, and Darren Ferguson celebrated a third win in a week, with six goals scored and none conceded.

In the night’s other game, League One leaders Wigan Athletic extended their advantage at the top of League One to five points, although they were held by a Charlton Athletic side who are now winless in seven outings.

Sky Bet League One results

Friday 29th December 2017

Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Rochdale
Wigan Athletic 0-0 Charlton Athletic

In League Two’s solitary Friday night fixture, Yeovil Town raced out of the blocks to go in front against Morecambe after just 23 seconds.

Jake Gray was the man who got the Glovers off to a flying start, and their advantage was doubled by Otis Khan with 17 minutes played.

It was a different story after the break, however, with Vadaine Oliver and Callum Lang restoring parity. Moments after Lang’s goal, Omar Sowunmi restored the visitors’ lead, but Lang responded almost immediately.

Then, in stoppage time, 38-year-old Kevin Ellison popped up to put the Shrimps in front for the first time, and that clinched a 4-3 victory and three valuable points.

Sky Bet League Two results

Friday 29th December 2017

Morecambe 4-3 Yeovil Town

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