Two Review - April 5th
Here's the round up of all the Easter Monday action around League Two. The game of the day came at Spotland where Rochdale faced AFC Bournemouth, who had to settle for a share of the points in a 0-0 draw. Rochdale 1st, AFC Bournemouth 3rd. Notts County took advantage of Rochdale dropping 2-points with a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town at The New Meadow. Davies scored the only goal of the game in the 36th minute to close the gap at the top to just 5-points with a game in hand. Shrewsbury Town 12th, Notts County 2nd. Aldershot Town claimed a vital 3-points against play-off rivals Rotherham United at The Recreation Ground. A brace from Morgan in the 16th and 82nd minutes was rounded off with a Howell strike with 3 minutes to go. The result closes up the play-off places as the 4 play-off places are separated by just a single point. Aldershot Town 5th, Rotherham United 4th. Chesterfield missed the chance to close the gap on the automatic promotion places following a 3-1 defeat against Barnet at Underhill, even though Small gave the Spirites the lead in the 14th minute. The Bees hit back before half time with goals from Furlong (34th and 45+3) and Hyde to ease their relegation fears. Barnet 19th, Chesterfield 6th. Bury hoisted themselves back in to the play-off places with a comfortable 3-0 win over Burton Albion at Gigg Lane. An own goal through James in the 9th minute didn't help the Brewers' cause, with was compounded by a brace from Morrell in the 76th and 86th minutes. Bury 7th, Burton Albion 13th. Northampton Town slipped out of the play-off places after they were held 0-0 Torquay United at Sixfields. Northampton Town 8th, Torquay United 21st. Morecambe are well and truely back in the race for the end of season play-offs following a 3-1 away win against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank. Stanley gave the Shrimpers the lead in the 17th minute, with Hughton levelling in the 66th minute. The points were wrapped with strikes through Mullin in the 82nd minute and Curtis in the 93rd minute. Lincoln City 20th, Morecambe 9th. Port Vale are still in the hunt for a play-off place, despite their inconsistent form. Dagenham & Redbridge scored first at Vale Park through Pack in the 15th minute, only to see Haldane level just before half time, with Taylor and Davies making sure the points for the home side with strikes in the 74th and 78th minutes. Port Vale 10th, Dagenham & Redbridge 11th. Accrington Stanley let slip the points at Livingstone Road as Grimsby Town came from behind to keep alive their hopes of staying in the Football League. Kee and Symes gave Stanley a 2-goal lead with goals in the 38th and 44th minutes, only to see Hudson, Coulson and Devitt snatch the win with goals in the 56th, 59th and 61st minutes. Accrington Stanley 14th, Grimsby Town 23rd. Cheltenham Town kept Grimsby Twon at arms length in the race to stay in the League with a 2-1 away win over Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road. A Richards brace in the 25th and 71st minutes (the latter from the penalty spot) set the win up for the Robins. The home side netted a consolation through Martin in the 90th minute. Crewe Alexandra 15th, Cheltenham Town 22nd. Hereford United hit the 50-point mark with a 1-0 win over Darlington at The Arena. Pugh scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute. The result leaves Darlo (effectively) 20 points adrift of safety with 8 matches left to play. Darlington could have their relegation confirmed next weekend when they take on Accrington Stanley. Darlington 24th, Hereford United 16th. Bradford City slipped to their 7th home defeat of the season against Macclesfield at Valley Parade. Sinclair gave the Silkmen the lead in the 40th minute, with Oliver levelling 2 minutes after the restart. Wright scored what proved to be the winner in the 61st minute. Bradford City 17th, Macclesfield 18th.
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