Portsmouth picked up a point in a 2-2 draw at leaders Tranmere Rovers in npower League 1 at Prenton Park.

Slack marking allowed Ash Taylor to give in-form Tranmere the lead, but Pompey equalised through Gabor Gyepes just after half-time.

Ronnie Moore's team, who drew with Stevenage last time out, thought they had done enough to win the game when Michael O'Halloran scored 16 minutes from time, but Jake Jervis equalised 60 seconds later to make it 2-2.

Doncaster Rovers were unable to capitalise on Tranmere's slip up, though, as their four-match winning streak came to an end with a 1-1 draw at Swindon Town. Matt Ritchie's first goal of the season gave Paolo Di Canio's side the lead, but a Danny Hollands own goal made it 1-1.

Ryan Flynn, Nick Blackman and Neill Collins were all on target as Sheffield United moved up to third with a 3-1 win at Carlisle United, for whom Danny Livesey scored a second-half consolation.

Brentford also moved up the table into fourth after extending their unbeaten run to eight matches with a 3-2 win over Milton Keynes Dons. The Dons went 1-0 up courtesy of Ryan Lowe's fourth of the season, only for Clayton Donaldson to equalise. Stephen Gleeson put Dons ahead again, but Harry Forrester made it 2-2 and Donaldson wrapped up the win in the last minute.

Notts County dropped out of the Play-Off positions with a 0-0 draw at Yeovil Town, while Crawley Town fell to 10th after drawing 2-2 with strugglers Shrewsbury Town. Josh Simpson scored twice for Crawley, but his goals were cancelled out by strikes from Matt Richards and Jon Taylor.

Hartlepool United's winless run now stands at 18 matches after Stevenage ran out 2-0 winners at Victoria Park thanks to goals from Marcus Haber and Lucas Akins, while second-from-bottom Scunthorpe United also lost - 2-1 at home to Bournemouth.

Leyton Orient kept up their impressive unbeaten run with a 2-0 win at Bury, while Oldham Athletic condemned Colchester United to a defeat by the same scoreline at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Cyrus Christie was on target while Carl Baker and David McGoldrick both bagged a brace to help Coventry City to a comfortable 5-1 win over neighbours Walsall at the Ricoh Arena. Elsewhere, Crewe Alexandra won 3-1 at Preston North End thanks to goals from Luke Murphy, Bradden Inman and Mathias Pogba.

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