League One Review - April 12th

Last updated : 12 April 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Congratulations to Swansea City as they claimed their place in next seasons Championship with their 13th away win of the season, at the expense of struggling Gillingham at Priestfield, who are left deep in trouble at the foot of League One. Oli gave the home side a 22nd minute lead, but then saw Bauza clinch the goals to claim promotion with strikes in the 44th and 45th minutes. Gillingham 21st, Swansea City 1st.

Carlisle United have some work to do to follow Swansea to the higher level as they slipped up to their 8th defeat on the road against Leeds United at Elland Road. Dobit gave the Cumbrians a 17th minute lead, only to see Freedman level 5 minutes after the break. Howson gave the home side a 59th minute lead, which was cancelled out by Graham a minute later. Freedman secured the points with the winner for the Yorkshire side in the 69th minute. Leeds United 6th, Carlisle United 2nd.

Doncaster Rovers have given themselves a chance of still going up automatically following their Friday night win over Swindon Town at the Keepmoat Stadium. McDaid (39 mins) and a Stock penalty (68 mins) was enough to secure the points. Doncaster Rovers 3rd, Swindon Town 15th.

Nottingham Forest are all but assured of a play-off place following their 8th win on the road against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park. Tyson gave Forest a 34th minute lead with Morgan securing the points in the 51st minute. Tranmere Rovers 9th, Nottingham Forest 4th.

Southend United are pretty much assured of a play-off place as well following their 1-1 draw against Northampton Town at Roots Hall. Larkin gave the Cobblers a 24th minute lead, which was cancelled out by Barnard in the 51st minute. Southend United 5th, Northampton Town 11th.

Walsall live to fight another day following their 2-1 win against Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road. A Mooney penalty in the 27th minute was added to by Gerrard a minute later, before Connor pulled one back for the home side in the 74th minute. Cheltenham Town 19th, Walsall 7th.

Oldham Athletic managed to chalk up their 9th home win of the season with a 2-0 win over Leyton Orient at Boundary Park. Taylor and Allott secured the win with strikes in the 22nd and 42nd minutes. Oldham Athletic 10th, Leyton Orient 12th.

Brighton & Hove Albion put the death nail in to Luton Town's season with a 2-1 win at Kenilworth Road, which also confirmed their relegation to League Two. Parkin gave the home side a 49th minute lead, but then saw Westlake level in the 51st minute and Murray net the winner in the 59th minute. Luton Town 24th, Brighton & Hove Albion 8th.

Port Vale follow Luton to League Two following their 0-0 draw against Huddersfield Town at Vale Park. Port Vale 23rd, Huddersfield Town 13th.

Millwall are just about safe now following their 1-0 success against Hartlepool United at Victoria Park. The winner was scored by Simpson in the 11th minute. Hartlepool United 14th, Millwall 17th.

AFC Bournemouth live to fight another day following their 2-1 success over Bristol Rovers at Dean Court. Anderton gave the Cherries an 18th mijnute lead, which was added to by Kuffour in the 55th minute. Lambert pulled one back for Rovers in the 56th minute, but it was not enough to secure a draw. AFC Bournemouth 22nd, Bristol Rovers 16th.

Crewe Alexandra did their chances of staying up the power of good with a 3-0 win over Yeovil Town at Huish Park. A brace from Maynard in the 8th and 58th minutes, plus a Pope goal in the 90th minute was enough to boost Crewe's chances of beating the drop. Yeovil Town 18th, Crewe Alexandra 20th.