League round-up: Holdsworth goal leaves Leeds hoping for mercy from tribunal

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An independent tribunal to consider the validity of a 15-point penalty imposed on Leeds by the Football League gets under way in London today, and after last night's 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield, Gary McAllister's team have even more reason to hope for a positive outcome.

Andy Holdsworth scored the only goal but both sides had a man sent off. Jonathan Douglas was dismissed after 38 minutes after receiving two yellow cards, while Jon Worthington saw red following a spat with Lubomir Michalik. Michael Collins hit the bar from 20 yards for Huddersfield before Holdsworth headed home, leaving Leeds in sixth spot.

Walsall's promotion hopes took a blow after a 1-0 home defeat against Bristol Rovers, who moved well clear of the relegation places at the Bescot Stadium. Ricky Lambert's header from a Joe Jacobson cross brought the only goal – his 18th of the season.

In League Two, Milton Keynes Dons were forced to delay their promotion celebrations after they were held to a goalless draw by Hereford, whose keeper Wayne Brown twice denied Alan Navarro to help keep alive their automatic promotion hopes.

Play-offs hopefuls Rochdale and Wycombe both won, 3-0 at home to Barnet and 1-0 at Grimsby respectively.