Two Review - August 30th

Last updated : 30 August 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Dagenham & Redbridge lead the way at the early stage, ending the month on top of the table (on goal difference) as they maintained their 100% away record against Morcambe at Christie Park. Saunders (50th min) and Taiwo (53rd min) gave the Essex side a 2-goal lead early in the second period, with O'Carroll pulling one back for the home side in the 79th minute. Morcambe 18th, Dagenham & Redbridge 1st.

Shrewsbury Town managed to claw their way back to claim a 2-2 draw at Meadow Lane against Notts County. Edwards gave the home side a 39th minute lead, with Hibbert levelling in the 47th minute. Butcher restored the home sides advantage in the 75th minute, but saw Symes level for the Shrews with just 2 minutes left. Notts County 15th, Shrewsbury Town 2nd.

Bury had to settle for a point at Spotland as Rochdale came from behind in a 1-1 draw. Russell put past his own keeper in the 8th minute to give Bury the lead. A Le Fondre penalty in the 68th minute was enough to claim a point. Rochdale 13th, Bury 10th.

Wycombe Wanderers secured a single goal win, one of many in League Two, as Williamson scored the only goal of the game at Saltergate against Chesterfield. Chesterfield 11th, Wycombe Wanderers 4th.

Bradford City looked to be cruising to a win over Aldershot Town at the Recreation Ground, only to see the 3-points remain in Hampshire. McLaren gave the Yorkshire side a 10th minute lead. Grant levelled 3 minutes after the restart with Morgan giving the Shots a 65th minute lead. Bullock levelled for City in the 68th minute only to see Davies secure the Shots claim their first home league win with an 86th minute winner. Aldershot Town 8th, Bradford City 5th.

Port Vale hoisted themselves in to an early play-off place with a convincing 3-1 win over a hapless AFC Bournemouth at Vale Park. Richards gave the home side a 15th minute lead, with Lindfield levelling in the 58th minute. Richman restored the advantage in the 64th minute, with McCombe securing an easy win in the 67th minute. Port Vale 7th, AFC Bournemouth 23rd.

Gillingham had to be patient at Priestfield for Oli to score their 75th minute winner against Accrington Stanley. Gillingham 9th, Accrington Stanley 10th.

Darlington put in the performance of the day, smashing Macclesfield 6-0 at Moss Rose, leaving the Cheshire side without a League goal so far this season. Clarke put in an amazing performance by scoring FOUR of the visitors goals in the 26th, 53rd, 64th (pen) and 67th minutes. Darlo's other goals came from Walker putting past his own keeper in the 56th minute, and Austin (89th min). Macclesfield 21st, Darlington 12th.

Exeter City have yet to secure any points at home ...... their match at St James's Park saw them slip to a single goal defeat against Luton Town. Parkin scored the only goal of the game in the 47th minute, giving Luton Town a mere 16 points adrift of safety. Exeter City 14th, Luton Town 24th.

Chester City made amends for a poor start to the season with a convincing 5-1 thrashing of Barnet at the Deva Stadium. Ellison gave City a 32nd minute lead, which was added to after the break by Lowe (57 mins), Linwood (62 mins), Roberts (65 mins) and another from Lowe in the 79th minute. Akurang netted a consolation for the North London side in injury time. Chester City 16th, Barnet 20th.

Honours were even in the local(ish) derby between Lincoln City and Grimsby Town at Sincil Bank. Till gave Town a 38th minute lead, but saw Frecklington level from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute. Lincoln City 19th, Grimsby Town 17th.

The only other game resulted in a 0-0 draw between Brentford (6th) and Rotherham United (22nd) at Griffin Park.