Saturday 16th November

Oxford United beat 10-man Mansfield Town 3-1 at the One Call Stadium to take top spot in Sky Bet League 2 while ambitious Fleetwood Town slipped out of the top three.

Sean Rigg opened the scoring for the U's after 12 minutes and, after Jamie McGuire saw red for the hosts midway through the first half, Lee Stevenson and James Constable exchanged goals in stoppage time.

Ryan Williams put Oxford two goals clear in the 66th minute and Chris Wilder's men now occupy first place in the fourth tier by virtue of a superior goal difference to Chesterfield and Rochdale, who both won their games.

While the Spireites downed Torquay United 2-0 at Plainmoor thanks to first-half goals from Olly Banks and Jay O'Shea, and Dale edged a 2-1 victory at Morecambe thanks to Mark Hughes' second-half own-goal - Scott Hogan and Padraig Amond also notching - Graham Alexander's Fleetwood were surprise 1-0 losers at bottom club Northampton Town.

It was only a third win of the season for the Cobblers as Luke Norris struck a last-minute winner at Sixfields. Aidy Boothroyd's men are still a point from safety.

Southend United made their move towards the automatic promotion places, with third place now only three points away, by beating Exeter City 2-0 in Devon.

It was a comfortable afternoon for the Shrimpers as Kevan Hurst followed up Cauley Woodrow's opener to wrap up the victory before half-time.

Dagenham & Redbridge breached the Play-Off spots with a 2-0 home win over Burton Albion, Luke Howell and Zavon Hines on target as the Londoners set up camp in seventh place.

Neal Ardley's AFC Wimbledon were the afternoon's big winners as they thumped 2008 FA Cup winners Portsmouth 4-0 at Kingsmeadow.

Andy Frampton bagged a brace with goals either side of the break and Pompey, who are now 16th, looked helpless to resist as Sammy Moore and Michael Smith each helped themselves to a goal in the final eight minutes.

Accrington Stanley were shock winners at Scunthorpe United, a 2-0 victory lifting James Beattie's team out of the relegation zone. George Bowerman and Kayode Odejayi grabbed the goals in the first half.

Elsewhere, Bristol Rovers were denied the chance to pull clear of the bottom two as Bury's Danny Hylton forced a 1-1 draw at the Memorial Ground.

John-Joe O'Toole had scored the first goal of the day when he fired home for Rovers in the fourth minute.

York City and Plymouth Argyle are also scrapping at the wrong end of the table and an exchange of goals between Ryan Bowman and Tope Obadeyi produced a 1-1 draw at Bootham Crescent.

Friday 15th November

Newport County moved into the League 2 Play-Offs following a 2-0 home victory over Hartlepool United.

Justin Edinburgh's men clinched a sixth league win from eight games at fortress Rodney Parade courtesy of efforts from Harry Worley and Conor Washington.

The Welsh club did not look back after taking a sixth-minute lead when Robbie Willmott delivered a right-wing corner and centre-back Worley rose highest to plant his header past Scott Flinders.

Washington sealed the win in the 63rd minute with his seventh goal of the season from close range after neat work by Christian Jolley down the right flank, although Hartlepool's Andy Monkhouse hit the post in injury-time.

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