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14 March 2017

Lucas Joao scored a last-gasp equaliser to earn Blackburn Rovers a point at Fulham, denying the Cottagers a place in the top six.

The hosts led twice but were pegged back by the visiting Rovers, who are now six unbeaten with Tony Mowbray at the helm.

Wolves came from behind to win in the night’s other Sky Bet Championship match, seeing off Brentford 2-1 at Griffin Park.

Maxime Colin put the Bees ahead in the first half but goals in the 86th and 89th minutes won it for Paul Lambert’s Wolves.

Here are the Sky Bet Championship midweek results:

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Brentford 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Fulham 2-2 Blackburn Rovers

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

Sheffield United maintained their eight-point lead at the top of Sky Bet League One after winning 4-2 at Swindon Town.

The hosting Robins fought back from 2-0 down to level the match at 2-2 just after half-time, but the Blades responded well to take another step towards promotion.

Second-placed Fleetwood Town also won, 1-0 at Walsall, as did Bolton Wanderers, who triumphed 4-0 against Gillingham thanks largely to assist king Filipe Morais, who set up all four goals.

Scunthorpe United climbed up to fourth by ending their nine-match losing streak — Matt Crooks netted a last-gasp winner against Rochdale — while Southend United edged closer to Millwall in the final Play-Off spot following a 2-0 victory against rock-bottom Coventry City.

Two other teams in the drop zone also lost, with Port Vale and the aforementioned Swindon falling to defeats, while 23rd-placed Chesterfield shared a thrilling draw with Peterborough United.

That allowed the sides just above the bottom four to move closer to safety, with Bury and Oldham recording valuable wins, over Bristol Rovers and Oxford United respectively.

Elsewhere, AFC Wimbledon beat MK Dons for the first time in the EFL, thanks to goals from Jake Reeves and Lyle Taylor.

Here are the Sky Bet League One Matchday 38 results in full:

Tuesday 14th March 2017

AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons
Bury 3-0 Bristol Rovers
Charlton Athletic 1-1 Bradford City
Chesterfield 3-3 Peterborough United
Coventry City 0-2 Southend United
Gillingham 0-4 Bolton Wanderers
Northampton Town 2-1 Port Vale
Oldham Athletic 2-1 Oxford United
Scunthorpe United 2-1 Rochdale
Swindon Town 2-4 Sheffield United
Walsall 0-1 Fleetwood Town 

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League One table

Doncaster Rovers extended their advantage at the Sky Bet League Two summit with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Notts County.

The result stretched Rovers’ lead at the top to six points, as well as prolonging their unbeaten home run to 22 matches, and came on a night that second-placed Plymouth Argyle drew 1-1 with Wycombe Wanderers.

That meant third-placed Portsmouth edged closer, after they thumped Grimsby Town 4-0 for their third successive victory.

It was fourth versus fifth with Carlisle taking on Luton, and the pair shared a goalless draw, while sixth-placed Stevenage’s nine-match undefeated sequence came to an end at the hands of Blackpool, who now sit eighth.

At the other end, Newport County won for the second time in a row to move off the bottom, where they were replaced by Leyton Orient, who lost 5-0 at the hands of Accrington Stanley. The pair are both seven points from safety.

Hartlepool United notched the result of the night with their first victory on the road since October, which came via a 1-0 scoreline at Cambridge United, and Crewe Alexandra also took a step closer to safety by beating Crawley Town 3-0.

Here are the Sky Bet League Two Matchday 37 results:

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Accrington Stanley 5-0 Leyton Orient
Blackpool 1-0 Stevenage
Cambridge United 0-1 Hartlepool United
Carlisle United 0-0 Luton Town
Colchester United 2-0 Mansfield Town
Crawley Town 0-3 Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Notts County
Exeter City 3-0 Cheltenham Town
Morecambe 0-1 Newport County
Portsmouth 4-0 Grimsby Town
Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Plymouth Argyle  

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League Two table

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