Two Review - April 13th
Here's the round up of the midweek action around League Two as Rochdale get knocked off top spot. Notts County assumed pole position in League Two as they managed to see off Lincoln City at Meadow Lane on Tuesday evening. Hughes gave County a 1st minute, with the Imps levelling 3 minutes later. The win wasn't confirmed until Lee (65th min) and Facey (87th min) bagged two second half goals. County only need a point to confirm promotion, even though they are there now with a vastly superior goal difference. Notts County 1st, Lincoln City 20th. Rochdale were surprisingly beaten at home against bottom-club Darlington at Spotland. Mulligan scored the only goal of the game in the 35th minute for the visitors. Despite the win, results elsewhere meant that Darlington's relegation to the Conference was confirmed. Meanwhile, Rochdale need one more win to confirm their place in League One. Rochdale 2nd, Darlington 24th. AFC Bournemouth are closing in on automatic promotion following a 2-1 win over Hereford United at Dean Court Pitman netted a brace in the 32nd min (a penalty) and the 77th minute, before Pugh scored a consolation with the very last kick of the match in the 94th minute. The Cherries need 7 points to confirm promotion. AFC Bournemouth 3rd, Hereford United 18th. Rotherham United kept alive their automatic promotion ambitions with a single goal win over Northampton Town at The Don Valley Stadium. Le Fondre scored the only goal of the game, from the penalty spot, in the 65th minute. Rotherham United 4th, Northampton Town 10th. With the fight for the play-off places incredibly tight at the moment, Bury managed to bounce back in to the play-off picture with a 3-0 win over Crewe Alexandra at Gigg Lane. Morrell (30th min), Lowe (48th min) and Bishop (88th min) secured the home sides' 11th home win of the campaign. Bury 5th, Crewe Alexandra 16th. Chesterfield had to fight back to salvage a point against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park in a 2-2 draw. Wright and Akpa Akpro gave the Mariners a 2-goal lead with strikes in the 28th and 57th minute, before Lester netted a brace in the 65th and 75th minutes to claim a point to keep the Spirites in with a shout of making the play-offs. Grimsby Town are 7-points off safety with 4 matches left to play. Grimsby Town 23rd, Chesterfield 6th. Aldershot Town were caught by the Torquay United rollercoaster at The Recreation Ground as the Devon side virtually guaranteed their place in League Two for another season. Benyon (37th min) and Rendell (36th min) ensured that the Gulls need one more win from their remaining 4 matches to guarantee safety. Aldershot Town 7th, Torquay United 19th. Having snuck up in to the play-off places at the weekend, Morecambe slipped back out again following a 2-0 defeat at Valley Parade against Bradford City. Rehman (69th min) and Bolder (92nd min) secure the win for the Bantums. Bradford City 15th, Morecambe 8th. Greater consistency, and Port Vale would almost certainly be in a play-off place now, but are hovering outside following their 9th away win of the season against Accrington Stanley at Livingstone Road. Davies gave Vale the lead in the 35th minute, with Grant levelling 7 minutes after the restart. Taylor secured the win in the 65th minute. Accrington Stanley 14th, Port Vale 9th. Dagenham & Redbridge complete a clutch of clubs from 4th to 10th who are separated by just 5 points following their 4-1 demolition of Barnet at Victoria Road. A Green penalty in the 5th minute got the Daggers off to a good start, only to see Hyde level in first half stoppage time. Green scored his second penalty of the evening in the 67th minute, with Benson and Scott completing the win with strikes in the 80th and 82nd minutes. Dagenham & Redbridge 11th, Barnet 22nd. Macclesfield and Burton Albion played out a nothing to play for 1-1 draw at Moss Rose. brown gave the Silkmen the lead in the 3rd minute with Tipton putting past his own keeper to level for the Brewers in the 58th minute. Macclesfield 17th, Burton Albion 13th. The only other game in League Two saw Shrewsbury Town (12th) draw 0-0 with Cheltenham Town (21st) at The New Meadow.
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