Shakers prevail in nine-goal thriller
04 Sep 2010 - 17:09:21
Andy Bishop and Ryan Lowe both scored twice as Bury won a nine-goal thriller against Gillingham to move up to seventh in the League Two table.
Adebayo Akinfenwa scored twice for the Gills, while Danny Spiller and Chris Palmer also netted for the visitors. Efe Sodje scored for Alan Knill's team in a remarkable game that the Shakers eventually won 5-4.
Torquay United suffered their first defeat of the season and were knocked off the top of the table after losing 2-1 at Southend United.
First-half goals by Anthony Grant and Josh Simpson put the Shrimpers in control and, although Chris Zebroski pulled a goal back for the Gulls with 12 minutes left, it was too little too late for Paul Buckle's team.
Shrewsbury Town are the new leaders after beating Rotherham United 1-0, Jake Robinson setting up Lionel Ainsworth to score the vital goal after only five minutes.
Bottom club Barnet came from behind to beat Cheltenham Town 3-1 at Underhill. Frankie Artus had given the Robins an early lead but Phil Walsh scored a brace and Mark Marshall netted the Bees' third goal in the 80th minute.
Oxford United cruised to a 4-0 win against Morecambe with Simon Heslop firing them ahead before James Constable completed an impressive hat-trick. The Shrimps finished the match with ten men after Laurence Wilson was sent off in the closing stages.
Richard Walker, Shaun Harrad and Russell Penn all scored as Burton Albion beat Hereford United 3-0, while Marc Richards and Justin Richards got on the scoresheet as Port Vale added to Peter Taylor's headaches by securing a 2-0 victory at Bradford City.
Chesterfield are third after beating Lincoln City 2-1. Dwayne Mattis and Craig Davies put the Spireites in control and, although Ben Hutchinson pulled a goal back for Chris Sutton's team, Chesterfield held on to take all three points.
Stockport County won 2-0 at Macclesfield Town with George Donnelly and Mansour Assoumani on the scoresheet at Moss Rose, while Ben Harding's stoppage-time equaliser earned Aldershot Town a 1-1 draw with Northampton Town after Billy McKay had given the Cobblers a 34th-minute lead.
There was also a last-gasp goal at Accrington where Rory Boulding's strike helped Stanley draw 1-1 with Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield had given the Chairboys the lead with 23 minutes left.
Yemi Odubade put Stevenage ahead on the stroke of half-time against Crewe Alexandra, but Ashley Westwood equalised in the 56th minute as Dario Gradi's improving team drew 1-1 with the League Two new-boys.