Saturday 11th January

Paul Hayes' double on his third debut for Scunthorpe United maintained their place at the top of the Sky Bet League 2 table as Mansfield Town fell by the wayside in a 2-0 defeat.

Hayes struck after nine minutes and then 16 minutes from time to keep them two points clear of second-placed Burton Albion.

The Brewers, however, remain hot on their heels after a 2-1 home win over Cheltenham Town, although they left it late.

Byron Harrison's opener took the Robins to within 18 minutes of victory at the Pirelli Stadium, but a late double from Dominic Knowles turned the game on its head.

Chesterfield remain in the top three after a 4-0 thumping of Bury, who had Danny Mayor sent off before the break, while second-half goals from substitute George Donnelly, Peter Cavanagh and Graham Cummins handed Rochdale a 3-0 win at Hartlepool United.

Struggling Accrington Stanley were denied a priceless victory at the death after playing out a six-goal thriller with Newport County.

Robbie Willmott had given the visitors an 11th-minute lead, but goals from Peter Murphy and Kal Naismith put Stanley in front at the break.

Ryan Burge restored parity with 19 minutes remaining, but Murphy looked to have won it for the home side until Lee Minshull's injury-time leveller.

Bottom-of-the-table Northampton Town's woes continued as they went down 2-0 at home to York City with Ryan Bowman and Wes Fletcher scoring within two minutes of each other after the break.

But both Bristol Rovers and Torquay United gave themselves hope of escaping the drop with the former beating Exeter City 2-1 at the Memorial Stadium, while Krystian Pearce and Jayden Stockley fired the Gulls to a 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon in Chris Hargreaves' first game in charge.

Portsmouth returned from Oxford United with a positive result after fighting out a 0-0 draw, and Wycombe Wanderers would have headed south from Morecambe with three points to show for their efforts had Kevin Ellison not cancelled out Paris Cowan-Hall's first-half header.

It finished all square at Home Park too with Dominic Blizzard's goal extending Plymouth Argyle's unbeaten run to six games despite Kevan Hurst's equaliser, while David Ball scored the only goal of the game to hand Fleetwood Town victory at Dagenham and Redbridge.

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