Two Review - Sept 28th
Shrewsbury Town took full advantage as the top 2 took points off each other at The New Meadow with a 2-0 win over Bradford City. Davies put the Shrews head after 6 minutes, but the home fans had to sweat it out until the 92nd minute of time when Walker put the result beyond doubt. Shrewsbury Town 3rd, Bradford City 5th.
Brentford came up trumps with the only goal of the game at Saltergate against Chesterfield as Bean scored in the 7th minute. Chesterfield 14th, Brentford 4th.
Dagenham & Redbridge had to settle for a point against in form Rotherham United at Victoria Road. Benson fired the Daggers in a 50th minute lead while Burchill grabbed an 84th minute equaliser. Dagenham & Redbridge 6th, Rotherham United 22nd.
Notts County finally managed to chalk up their first League win of the campaign, but left it late at Meadow Lane to beat Aldershot Town. Charles had given Town a 52nd minute, but saw Johnson level 4 minutes later. Just when it looked inevitable that County were going for their 7th draw in 8 league matches, Butcher popped up with a 94th minute winner. Notts County 12th, Aldershot Town 7th.
Gillingham had to settle for an own goal from McCombe in the 34th minute of their game at Priestfield to claim all three points from Port Vale. Gillingham 8th, Port Vale 18th.
After a slow start to the season, it looks as Rochdale have found their feet again following a 3-1 away win over local rivals Accrington Stanley at Livingstone Road. Miles had given Stanley a 2nd minute lead, but them saw La Fondre level from the penalty spot in the 38th minute, which was followed with goals from Buckley in the 57th and Rhodes in the 91st minute. Accrington Stanley 17th, Rochdale 9th.
AFC Bournemouth claimed their first home League win of the season over much fancied Darlington at Dean Court. Bartley gave the Cherries the lead in the 15th minute. Hatch levelled in the 35th, only to see an Igoe drive deflected by Austin in the 37th minute to restore the Cherries lead. Pitman made sure of the points with a calm finish in the 92nd minute. AFC Bournemouth 23rd, Darlington 10th.
After their recent revival, Macclesfield were brough back down to earth with a spectacular bump by Exeter City at Moss Rose. Stansfield gave City the lead in the first minute, which was added to by Harley in the 35th minute. Yeo pulled one back just before the break for the home side, giving them hope for a comeback in the second period. Stansfield completed a brace in the 48th minute, with Gill completing the City rout in the 85th minute. Macclesfield 15th, Exeter City 11th.
Luton Town are still chipping away at their points deficit, but a draw against Chester City might not be enough to avoid the drop as the two sides drew 1-1 at Kenilworth Road. Hall gave Town a 41st minute, only to see McManus level in the 77th minute. Luton Town 24th, Chester City 13th.
Lincoln City and Morcambe, although a little way off the drop zone, given the points punishments meated out this season, could be beginning to look over their shoulders as the clubs with those deficits make up ground quickly. So a share of the points might be seen as 2-dropped as opposed to a point gained. Frecklington gave City a 20th minute lead, but saw Stanley score deep in to first half stoppage time to secure a point. Lincoln City 19th, Morcambe 16th.
Barnet managed to leap frog over Grimsby Town at Blundell Park as Bishop scored the only goal of the game in the 44th minute, leaving Town a mere 5 points off Rotherham United (-2 points) and 11 above AFC Bournemouth (-8 points). Both are catching up fast. Grimsby Town 21st, Barnet 20th.