League two round-up: 14th-15th October 2011
The latest weekend of the football league season has been and gone, the npower league two is rounded-up in this article.
Accrington 0-2 Swindon
Swindon were victorious at Accrington, winning 2-0.
A first half goal from Jervis (39) was added to by Montano (58) just before the hour to seal the points for the visitors.
AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Crewe
A good unbeaten run of late for AFC Wimbledon was ended with a 3-1 home defeat against Crewe.
After a goalless first half Powell (46) gave Crewe the lead although Jolley (60) equalised for AFC Wimbledon on the hour. Victory, and the points, were secured by the visitors with two late goals from Dugdale (79) and Leitch-Smith (88).
Barnet 2-1 Aldershot
Barnet ended a run of defeats with a home victory over Aldershot, coming from behind in the process.
Hylton (27) had given Aldershot a half time lead but a penalty from Kabba (63) and then a goal from Holmes (79) saw Barnet win 2-1.
Crawley 2-1 Shrewsbury
A 2-1 home victory for Crawley over Shrewsbury meant that the football league new boys stayed on course for back-to-back promotions.
Torres (14) and Howell (43) had Crawley in control at the break with Wright’s (72) goal for Shrewsbury just a consolation.
Dagenham 2-3 Plymouth
For a second successive weekend Plymouth let a two goal lead slip, although this time they still managed to win at Dagenham.
Lecointe (20) and Hourihane (52) put Plymouth in control but two goals in 10-minutes from Doe (58) and Nurse (68) looked to have salvaged Dagenham a point. After McCrory’s (90+1) injury-time sending off for the hosts a dramatic penalty from Walton (90+3) saw Plymouth win 3-2.
Hereford 2-0 Bradford
Hereford picked up a crucial win against 10-man Bradford.
A second yellow card for Flynn (79) saw Bradford lose a man and this final 11-minutes is what turned the game in Hereford’s advantage.
Goals from Leslie (79) and Barkhuizen (89) gave The Bulls a 2-0 win.
Macclesfield 1-1 Oxford
Oxford scored a late, late equaliser to come away from Macclesfield with a 1-1 draw.
Diagne’s (60) goal on the hour for Macclesfield looked to have won them the points but a late injury-time goal from Hall (90+4) saw the points shared.
Southend 1-1 Morecambe
A late own goal was needed by Southend for them to collect a 1-1 home draw against Morecambe.
Jevons (53) scored early in the second half to give Morecambe the lead although he was then sent off with 15-minutes to play. Entering the final minutes an own goal from Drummond (83) gave Southend a point.
Torquay 2-5 Gillingham
Torquay managed to fight back from two goals down but still ended up on the end of a home thrashing against Gillingham.
First half goals from Kuffour (6 & 39) had Gillingham in front but a couple of quick goals in the second half from Robertson (47) and Stevens (51) brought Torquay level. Further goals from Rooney (56) – a penalty, Nouble (78) and Whelpdale (89) saw The Gills win 5-2 though.
Bristol Rovers 5-2 Rotherham
There were plenty of goals at Bristol Rovers on Friday night with them beating Rotherham 5-2 at home.
A double from McGleish (10 & 29), the second from the spot, and another from Bolger (32) put Bristol Rovers in control. Goals either side of half time from Taylor (37) and Schofield (53) brought Rotherham back into the game though.
Branston’s (57) sending off saw the visitors reduced to 10-men and the hosts took advantage of this with Brown (58) and Anyinsah (88) securing the points.
Burton 0-2 Cheltenham
A chance of moving to an even loftier perch in the table was missed by Burton when the slipped to a home defeat against Cheltenham.
Neither side could breakthrough in the first half although a goal from Low (46) just after the interval put Cheltenham in front.
Spencer (64) secured a 2-0 win for the visitors shortly after the hour.
Port Vale 3-0 Northampton
Northampton’s problems continued with them slumping to a 3-0 defeat at Port Vale on Friday.
First half goals from Pope (5), Griffith (19) and McCombe (26) saw host Port Vale to a comfortable win.
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