Two Review - Oct 19th
Bury closed the gap at the top to just a single point with a convincing win over Dagenham & Redbridge at Victoria Road. Dawson gave the visitors a 32nd minute lead, which was added to by Jones in the 36th minute and Bennett in the 82nd. Saunders grabbed a 95th minute consolation for the home side, but it was too little too late. Dagenham & Redbridge 4th, Bury 2nd.
Shrewsbury Town underlined why they are one of the fancied teams to move up a level this season with a crushing 4-1 win over AFC Bournemouth at the New Meadow. Sigurdsson have the home side a 22nd minute lead, which was added to with a brace from Davies in the 33rd and 41st minutes. Pitman gave the Cherries hope in the 60th minute, but it was not to be as Walker netted in the 93rd minute of time. Shrewsbury Town 3rd, AFC Bournemouth 23rd.
A brace of penalties at The Recreation Ground ensured a share of the points for Aldershot Town and Brentford. Davies scored the first penalty for the Hampshire side in the 14th minute, but saw Poole level from the penalty spot in the 57th minute. Aldershot Town 10th, Brentford 5th.
Bradford City threw away a 2-goal half time lead against Gillingham at Valley Parade. Thorne gave City a 21st lead, with Colbeck extending the advantage just before the break. A brace from Jackson in the 51st and 84th minutes ensure that the points were shared. Bradford City 6th, Gillingham 8th.
Notts County claimed their 8th draw in 11 league matches as they were held by Macclesfield at Meadow Lane. Facey gave County a 48th minute lead, but a 3rd win was not going to happen as Yeo levelled in the 65th minute. Notts County 11th, Macclesfield 15th.
Morcambe are just keeping their heads above the drop zone, claiming a point against Rochdale at Christie Park. Dagnall gave the visitors a 19th minute lead. The points were shared after Taylor levelled in the 48th minute. Morcambe 20th, Rochdale 12th.
After a dodgy start, Lincoln City have given themselves breathing space following a 3-1 win over Chesterfield at Sincil Bank. Oakes (17th min), Patuela (30th min) and Kovacs (56th min) did enough to seal the points before Lester netted a consolation in the 73rd minute. Lincoln City 13th, Chesterfield 16th.
It's back-to-back away wins for Port Vale following a 2-1 win over Chester City at the Deva Stadium. Richards gave Vale an 11th minute lead, with Richman extending the lead in the 78th minute. Lowe pulled one back for the home side in the 85th minute, but it was not enough. Chester City 18th, Port Vale 14th.
Whether Luton Town can hang on to their League status must be in question after their 5th defeat of the season, against Accrington Stanley at Kenilworth Road. Mullin gave the Lancashire side a 16th minute lead, with Hall levelling in the 34th minute. Gornell scored the winner in the 54th minute. Luton Town 24th, Accrington Stanley 17th.
Rotherham United and Barnet had a fair old battle at the Don Valley Stadium, sharing 7 goals! Fenton gave United a 7th minute lead, but saw that advantage eliminated when Medley levelled in the 18th minute. Adomah gave the Londoners a half time lead with a 36th minute goal. The visitors must have been pinchin themselves as Akurang netted a brace in the 57th and 62nd minutes before Sharpes pulled one back in the 70th minute, with Burchill reducing the arrears again in the 81st minute (from the penalty spot). Despite there being 9 minutes remaining, an equaliser was not to be. Rotherham United 22nd, Barnet 19th.
The only other game in League Two saw Exeter City (7th) draw 0-0 with Grimsby Town (21st) at St James's Park.