Saturday 15th March.

Marcello Trotta's first-half goal gave Brentford a 1-0 victory at the Matchroom Stadium as they leapfrogged hosts Leyton Orient in the race for automatic promotion from Sky Bet League 1.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men for the last 40 minutes after James Tarkowski was sent off for a second bookable offence but the Bees produced a resilient rearguard action to emerge deserved winners.

Leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers are only one point ahead of Brentford after their nine-game winning streak ground to a halt at home to Shrewsbury Town.

Relegation-threatened Shrewsbury even had chances to pull off a shock win at Molineux with Miles Storey being denied by a smart save from Carl Ikeme while Conor Goldson headed just wide to leave the game goalless.

Fifth-placed Rotherham United played out a 1-1 draw at home to 10-man Walsall - Nicky Adams and Milan Lalkovic exchanging goals as the Saddlers lost Ben Purkiss to a red card midway through the first half.

Peterborough United pulled six points clear of Play-Off chasing Milton Keynes Dons with a 2-0 victory against Karl Robinson's side.

Manager Darren Ferguson had read Posh the riot act following their home defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday night and will have been pleased with their response as Britt Assombalonga scored twice in two minutes to clinch the away win.

In the battle to avoid the drop, Tranmere Rovers moved two points clear of the bottom four by edging basement boys Notts County 3-2 at Prenton Park.

Ronan Murray's opener was quickly cancelled out by Jason Koumas and Ryan Lowe fired Tranmere ahead before the half-hour mark. Alan Sheehan equalised after the break, but Steve Jennings found a winner six minutes from time.

Harry Davis scored at the death to rescue struggling Crewe Alexandra a point from a 1-1 home draw with Oldham Athletic. Gary Hawkins was the man on target for the Latics.

Stevenage slipped to 21st after their goalless draw at Carlisle United.

A solitary strike from Mike Jones gave Crawley Town a 1-0 victory over Colchester United at a newly dried-out Broadfield Stadium while mid-table rivals Bradford City and Gillingham drew 1-1 in West Yorkshire.

Aaron McLean boosted the Bantams into an early lead but Cody McDonald ensured the spoils were shared.

Elsewhere, Bristol City failed to capitalise after Swindon Town lost League 1 Player of the Year nominee Alex Pritchard to a red card after the break, with neither side able to push on and break the deadlock at Ashton Gate.

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