Two Review - Dec 26th
Brentford have given themselves clear water in the automatic promotion places with a 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth at Griffin Park. A first half brace from Bean, goals in the 22nd and 45th minutes, secured the win for the Bees. Brentford 2nd, AFC Bournemouth 23rd.
Bury were held at Gigg Lane by Darlington in a 2-2 draw. An own goal from Brown gave the Shakers a 31st minute lead. Miller levelled for the Quakers in the 44th minute. A Bishop penalty in the 55th minute restored Bury's advantage only for Foran to level in the 72nd minute. Bury 3rd, Darlington 9th.
Rochdale had to come from behind at Spotland to claim the points against Shrewsbury Town after Holt gave the visitors a 59th minute lead. McEvilly netted a brace for the home side in the 67th and 83rd minutes to secure the win. Rochdale 6th, Shrewsbury Town 8th.
Dagenham & Redbridge claimed their 6th home win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Gillingham at Victoria Road. Strevens gave the Daggers a great start with a goal in the 1st minute, with Benson extending the lead in the 50th minute. Dagenham & Redbridge 7th, Gillingham 11th.
If it wasn't for the sides starting on minus points, Barnet would be in the drop zone with their plight not helped with a thumping 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Aldershot Town at Underhill. Hudson have the Shots a 5th minute lead, which was added to in the second period with goals from Charles in the 70th minute and Davies in the 93rd minute. Barnet 21st, Aldershot Town 10th.
Chesterfield were pegged back with a last gasp equaliser at Saltergate against Luton Town. Ward had given the Spirites a 45th minute lead. Craddock levelled for the Hatters in the 56th minute only to see Boden restoring the advantage for the home side with 8 minutes left. Roper popped up in the 96th minute to secure a vital point for the visitors as they limp back to parity having started the season on -30 points! Chesterfield 13th, Luton Town 24th.
Morecambe had a very happy Christmas in front of their own fans at Christie Park as they came from behind to secure their 4th home win of the season against Macclesfield. Reid had given the visitors a 3rd minute lead. But joy for the Silk Men didn't last too long as McStay levelled in the 17th minute and Carlton giving the home side a 24th minute lead. Drummond extended the lead in the 63rd minute with Howe making sure of the points in the 79th minute. Morecambe 14th, Macclesfield 16th.
Notts County piled further misery on to Grimsby Town at Blundell Park with a 1-0 win over their hosts - the 6th time Town have lost in front of their own fans. Facey scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute. Grimsby Town 22nd, Notts County 15th.
Chester City recorded a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley at the Deva Stadium. A brace from Lowe in the 34th and 60th (pen) minutes was enough to keep the points in Cheshire. Chester City 17th, Accrington Stanley 19th.
Rotherham United have reached their highest League placing so far this season with a 1-0 win over Port Vale at the Don Valley Stadium. Broughton scored the only goal of the game in the 67th minute. This after the Millers were reduced to 10-men when Joseph was sent off in the 24th minute. Rotherham United 20th, Port Vale 18th.
Finally, Lincoln City (12th) and Bradford City (4th) could only manage a 0-0 draw at Sincil Bank.