Football: Bull launches Wolves charge

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Two vintage Steve Bull goals moved Wolverhampton Wanderers up to third place in the Nationwide First Division as they beat Portsmouth 2-0 at Fratton Park last night.

Terry Venables, Portsmouth's director of football, made his first visit to the club in three weeks to see Bull take his total for the season to eight with a goal in each half.

The win leapfrogged Wolves above the early-season pacesetters, Barnsley, who could only draw at home to Oxford.

Sheffield United put themselves back in the promotion race with a 3-0 win over Charlton. The Belarussian striker Petr Katchouro grabbed two second-half goals, before Andy Walker made sure of the points.

Around 1,000 protesting Brighton supporters staged a demonstration outside the Goldstone Ground following the Seagulls' 1-0 defeat against Hereford. The demonstration lasted for 20 minutes and ended peacefully, fans having walked out of the match 15 minutes from time.