Leyton Orient have now gone two weeks without a win but remain at the summit despite the 1-1 draw with Cambridge. Jay Simpson equalled his previous season’s goal tally by firing home his 5th of the campaign. Plymouth and Portsmouth both made up ground on the table toppers by collecting maximum points in their respective games. Goals from Jason Banton and Reuben Reid saw off promotion rivals Wycombe in the most eye-catching clash of the day. While Conor Chaplin’s brace went along way to securing the points for Pompey.
Newport County are now 3 points adrift of nearest rivals Barnet and Yeovil at the bottom of League Two. Terry Butcher’s side suffered another heartbreaking loss as the Glovers drew with an improving Wimbledon side.
Mansfield earned their first home win of the season with the slaughtering of Crawley Town. A below par red devil’s afternoon was summed up by the dismissal of Gwion Edwards in the closing moments as they slumped to a 4-0 defeat. Exeter occupy the only other play-off spot following Christian Ribeiro’s dramatic injury time winner against Hartlepool.
Izale McLeod got his Notts County career off to a stunner with a double against Luton Town. Liam Noble will grab the headlines though, he was the scorer of the concluding goal that secured the Magpies all three points. Adam Smith was the hero in Northampton as he saved Danny Hylton’s spot kick to take the points home.
Jabo Ibehre reached double figures with yet another goal in the victory over Dagenham and Redbridge. Despite the Cumbrian’s scintillating goalscoring record they are still placed outside of the top 7. Another team looking to break into the play-off’s will be Accrington Stanley. Billy Kee came off the bench to score the only goal in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers and with Crawley and Yeovil in the coming weeks they will look to kick on.
Terry Sherringham’s Stevenage continued their recent encouraging run of form with a 2-2 draw against York City. Former Peterborough duo Charlie Lee and Chris Whelpdale grabbed the goals as the former England strikers men were pegged back y Eddie Nolan’s stunning first half drive.
Bristol Rovers 0-1 Accrington
Cambridge 1-1 Leyton Orient
Carlisle 2-1 Dag-Red
Exeter 1-0 Hartlepool
Mansfield 4-0 Crawley
Newport 1-2 Morecambe
Northampton 1-0 Oxford
Notts County 3-2 Luton
Portsmouth 3-1 Barnet
Stevenage 2-2 York
Wycombe 1-2 Plymouth
Yeovil 1-1 Wimbledon