Barnsley 2 Coventry City 1
Barnsley moved further away from the npower Championship relegation zone after grinding out a 2-1 win over Coventry at Oakwell.
The Tykes made a flying start and went ahead after four minutes through a stunning 30-yard strike from Nathan Doyle. before Freddy Eastwood drew Coventry level in the 35th minute with his second goal in as many games.
The visitors looked more likely to go in front at the end of the first half but their defence let them down once again when Goran Louvre was left all alone to put Barnsley in front just before the hour mark.
Coventry had a good chance to equalise at the end but Aron Gunnarsson fired over when clean through as Barnsley held out for the win which moved them eight points clear of the bottom three.
Portsmouth 2 Hull 3
Matty Fryatt struck on his debut for Hull as the Tigers rode their luck to pull off the perfect smash-and-grab raid at crisis club Portsmouth in the npower Championship.
Fryatt, a 1.2million signing from Leicester, stepped off the substitutes' bench on the hour mark and rifled home a trademark finish from 12 yards nine minutes later to give the visitors a 2-1 lead.
Hull, now unbeaten in eight away league matches, had opened the scoring through Jimmy Bullard's 21st-minute penalty after Cameron Stewart had been brought down.
Pompey deservedly drew level early in the second half through Liam Lawrence, who picked himself up to convert from the spot after being tripped by Hull defender Anthony Gerrard.
Hull, forced to defend doggedly for long periods, broke away again in the 69th minute and Fryatt put them back in front and grabbed a two-goal cushion through Nick Barmby in the 72nd minute.
Halford headed home with 14 minutes left, but Steve Cotterill's side could not force what would have been a deserved equaliser.
Sheffield United 2 Doncaster Rovers 2
Rob Kozluk struck in the sixth minute of stoppage time to salvage a point for Sheffield United after Billy Sharp's second-half double threatened to hand 10-man Doncaster victory.
When Rovers defender Dennis Souza received his second yellow card in the 58th minute, the stage was set for United to emerge victorious on Micky Adams' home bow at Bramall Lane.
The boyhood Blades supporter, 49, was last week handed a two-and-a-half year deal as successor to Gary Speed.
Yet Sharp, another lifelong United fan who failed to sparkle during his own time at Bramall Lane, opened the scoring in the 66th minute and rifled home a second from the penalty spot eight minutes later to put Doncaster 2-0 up.
Substitute Daniel Bogdanovic's close-range volley offered United hope in the 86th minute and Kozluk's late volleyed equaliser averted a fourth straight defeat.
Huddersfield Town 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Huddersfield Town began the day with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the lunchtime kick-off from the top of League One.
Anthony Pilkington scored a screamer of a goal midway through the first half to seperate the two teams in an entertaining Yorkshire derby.
Macclesfield Town 0 Rotherham United 2
Ryan Taylor and Nick Fenton scored a goal in each half as Rotherham made it two wins from two in 2011.
The result moves the Millers to within two points of leaders Chesterfield.
Bradford City 1 Bury 0
Omar Daley scored the only goal as Bradford won for the second time in three days.
Daley struck on the stroke of half-time to lift the resurgent Bantams up to 10th, three points adrift of the play-offs.
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