Two Review - Oct 28th

Last updated : 28 October 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
With the match between Wycombe Wanderers (1st) and Macclesfield (18th) abandoned after just 23 minutes at Adams Park, the chance was there for the chasing pack to close the gap at the top of League Two this evening.

Bradford City were able to take advantage with a single goal win over Bury at Valley Parade. Conlon scored the only with just 4 minutes left on the clock, leaving Bury to ponder whether their early season run of form has come to an end as they slip out of the play-off places. Bradford City 2nd, Bury 9th.

Darlington also claimed a single goal win over Rotherham United, a side who have been in automatic promotion form, at the Don Valley Stadium. Ravenhill scored the only goal of the game in the 61st minute. Rotherham United 21st, Darlington 3rd.

Brentford slipped to a surprise defeat at the hands of Chester City at the Deva Stadium. Lowe gave the home side the lead in the 25th minute, with Roberts and Lowe (again) ensuring that the points remained in Cheshire with strikes in the 57th and 60th minutes. Chester City 17th, Brentford 4th.

The most bizarre result of the evening came at St James's Park where Exeter City would have been favourites to claim a home win over Chesterfield, so a 6-1 away win would have been the last result on the cards! With the country griped in an icy blast from the north, the appropriately named Winter got the Spirites of the mark in the 38th minute, with Goodall claiming a second a minute before the break. Stansfield gave the hosts hope with a 49th minute goal, but that was soon blown away with further goals from Lester (63 and 76 minutes), Ward (78th min) and Currie (88th min). Exeter City 5th, Chesterfield 12th.

Shrewsbury Town were surprisingly held by struggling Barnet at the New Meadow in a 2-2 draw. An O'Flynn brace gave the visitors a 2-goal lead with strikes in the 4th and 28th minutes. But two quick strikes from Holt (31st min) and Davies (33rd min) ensured a share of the spoils. Shrewsbury Town 6th, Barnet 19th.

Dagenham & Redbridge got back to winning ways against Grimsby Town at Victoria Road with a convincing 4-0 win. Arber got the Daggers off the mark with a strike in the 16th minute. Strevens scored the first of his two goals in the 35th minute. Benson added a third in the 63rd, leaving Strevens to complete a brace in the 90th. Dagenham & Redbridge 7th, Grimsby Town 22nd.

Rochdale recorded their 2nd away win of the season by inflicting the first home defeat of the season on Notts County at Meadow Lane. A Forrester penalty 2 minutes after the re-start gave County the lead, but a brace from Thorpe in the 63rd and 73rd minutes meant that the points went back to Spotland. Notts County 15th, Rochdale 8th.

Lincoln City are on the edge of the play-off places following a 2-0 win over Gillingham at Sincil Bank. Two quick strikes from Frecklington (12th min) and N'Guessan (14th min) ensured it was a long journey home for Gillingham. Lincoln City 10th, Gillingham 11th.

A single Soares goal in the 13th minute was enough for Aldershot Town to claim all three points over Port Vale at The Recreation Ground. Aldershot Town 13th, Port Vale 14th.

Morcambe and Accrington Stanley battled out a 1-1 draw at Christie Park. McStay put past his own keeper to give Stanley a 5th minute lead, but blushes were spared when the aptley name Stanley equalised for the home side in the 50th minute. Morcambe 20th, Accrington Stanley 16th.

A case of deja vue at Kenilworth Road as a second Luton Town (24th)/AFC Bournemouth (23rd) encounter was abandoned with just a few minutes played. The same happened a few years ago when the first attempt to play it was also abandoned due a frozen piece of grass in one corner of the pitch!