Magpies and Dale on the up

17 April 2010 05:42
Notts County sealed promotion to League One with a comfortable 4-1 win over Morecambe at Meadow Lane. A Lee Hughes brace helped the home side to a 3-0 half-time lead, Ricky Ravenhill getting the other. David Artell netted a consolation for the visitors before Ben Davies completed the scoring for the hosts. Chris O'Grady scored the only goal of the game after 23 minutes against Northampton Town to secure Rochdale's first promotion in 41 years, with Spotland celebrating after a 1-0 success. Anton Robinson scored a close-range header to put Bournemouth ahead against Darlington, before Brett Pitman netted his 26th goal of the season, this time from the penalty spot to wrap up the points for the home side. Gavin McCallum scored a brace to secure a 2-1 win for Hereford against Accrington Stanley. Michael Symes had levelled from the spot just after the break but McCallum stole the points in injury time for the away side. Aldershot came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Crewe at home. Clayton Donaldson netted after just one minute for Crewe, but Ben Harding equalised at the end of the first half. Substitute Michael Flynn snatched an injury-time winner for Bradford over Barnet. Albert Adomah put the visitors ahead, but Luke O'Brien levelled and then Flynn completed the comeback late on. Efe Sodje scored an equaliser for Bury against Port Vale with eight minutes remaining after Marc Richards had put the away side ahead from the penalty spot. Dagenham & Redbridge came from a goal down to beat Burton Albion 2-1 at home. Shaun Harrad gave Albion the lead, but Romain Vincelot levelled for the Daggers after the break and then substitute Graeme Montgomery snatched the win deep into injury time. Torquay strolled to a 3-0 win over Grimsby despite having Guy Branston sent off in the second half. Nicky Wroe netted a penalty with Elliot Benyon scoring his fourth goal in three games to double the away side's advantage. The Gulls were then reduced to ten men after Branston picked up his second booking of the match, but it didn't stop Mustapha Carayol netting a third. In the late kick-off due to the Manchester derby, Macclesfield beat Chesterfield 2-0 thanks to first-half goals from Emile Sinclair and Vinny Mukendi. Kris Bright netted the only goal of the game with seven minutes remaining to secure a win for Shrewsbury against Lincoln. The game between Rotherham and Cheltenham ended goalless.

Source: ESA