SHEFFIELD United were dealt a relegation blow when they were beaten 2-1 at home by Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday lost 2-0 away at Brighton and League Two leaders Chesterfield suffered a shock 3-0 away defeat against strugglers Hereford, writes digital editor Graham Walker.
In a bleak day for South Yoirkshire teams Doncaster Rovers also lost 3-1 at home to Cardiff, Rotherham only managed a 1-1 away draw at Cheltenham but Barnsley did win - beating Bristol City 4-2.
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RESULTS: Saturday, April 9, 2011.
Sheffield United 1 Middlesbrough 2
Barnsley 4 Bristol City 2
Doncaster Rovers 1 Cardiff City 3
Brighton 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Cheltenham Town 1 Rotherham United 1
Hereford United 3 Chesterfield 0
Tuesday, April 12 (All kick offs 7.45pm BST):
Sheffield United v Cardiff
Barnsley v QPR
Doncaster v Preston