Sunday, 20 February 2011

League 2 Round up by Football League Editor David Mayer

Moving on to League Two, sadly the top of the table clash between Rotherham and Shrewsbury fell short to the weather, which meant top of the table Chesterfield could potentially strengthen their lead away at in-form Lincoln City. Chesterfield looked like they were going to just that after an opening goal from the club’s top goal scorer Craig Davies after he pounced upon a mix up at the back after 15 minutes. But it then took another 70 minutes before the next goal was scored, which was again from Chesterfield, but not before a penalty miss from Davies after being brought down in the area. The goal came from a Dean Holden header from a Whittaker corner, to give Chesterfield all three points and a 0 – 2 win.

Elsewhere, Wycombe failed to capitalise on the postponed game after losing 1 – 2 at home to Accrington Stanley to remain behind the Millers and the Shrews in the table. Bury grabbed a 1 – 1 away draw at fellow play-off zone team, Gillingham, after the Gills opened the scoring through Weston in the 25th minute, only to be pegged back from the league’s top goal scorer Lowe on the 72nd minute. Port Vale also remained in the play-off places with a 2 – 1 home win against Bradford City on Friday night, with the both goals coming from Pope. While Oxford Utd continue to knock on the play-off door with an impressive 0 – 3 win away Morecombe, despite a Morecombe missed penalty.  The points were shared in a ‘six-pointer’ down at Plainmoor where Torquay hosted Southend. An opening goal from Torquay striker Billy Kee in the 73rd minute, was cancelled out by a Southend equaliser from Barry Corr in the 81st minute. 

Meanwhile at the other end of the table, Stockport hosted Macclesfield, a key game for both teams. The game seemed to be going the home team’s way with the first goal going to the home side after a goal from Wallace after 25 minutes. But this was soon cancelled out with a 33rd minute Reid goal. In the second half Macclesfield took the game by the scruff of the neck scoring three further goals to win 1 – 4, in what looks like to prove to be a crucial game come the end of the season! Other relegation positioned team, Barnet, were away at Cheltenham and looked set to face another defeat after a Thomas goal for Cheltenham, but Barnet decided to spoil the party with a 92nd minute goal from Devera to earn Barnet a crucial point with a 1 – 1 draw. Two other bottom of the table teams Hereford and Burton also shared the spoils with a 0 – 0 draw and mid-table games Crewe vs Stevenage and Northampton vs Aldershot, ended 0 – 1 and 1 – 1 respectively.

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