Saturday 8th March

Scunthorpe United could not take advantage of Sky Bet League 2 leaders Chesterfield's defeat as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to lowly 10-man Northampton Town.

Zander Diamond secured a point with his first goal for the visitors - after Ricky Ravenhill had been sent off - to cancel out Niall Donovan's header for United.

A first-half Lee Molyneux hat-trick saw Accrington Stanley move six points clear of the relegation zone after a 3-1 win at home to Chesterfield.

Peter Murphy's red card did not affect the result with Ian Evatt's consolation coming five minutes from time.

Burton Albion moved to within two points of an automatic promotion spot as Dominic Knowles and Zeli Ismail put them 2-0 up against rivals Oxford United.

Although Billy Kee's penalty was saved by Oxford goalkeeper Ryan Clarke before the half-hour mark, it did not prove too significant - although Ryan Williams pulled one back for the hosts after the break.

Fleetwood Town capitalised on Oxford's defeat to move into fifth courtesy of Jamille Matt's solitary goal at bottom club Torquay United.

Southend United, defeated 2-1 by Morecambe, only remain in seventh because Plymouth Argyle lost at Bristol Rovers by the same score.

Morecambe registered their first win since Boxing Day as goals from Kevin Ellison and Jack Redshaw saw them come from behind after Ryan Leonard's opener.

Rovers made it six unbeaten with goals from Chris Beardsley and Kaid Mohamed either side of Neal Trotman's equaliser.

A 90th-minute equaliser from Eliot Richards earned struggling Exeter a point at home to Dagenham and Redbridge having seen Tom Nichols' opener overtaken by goals from Luke Norris and Medy Elito (penalty).

Dean Morgan and Matt McClure scored as Wycombe Wanderers recovered from conceding to Hartlepool United's Jack Barmby while York City's Michael Coulson netted for the second successive week to defeat AFC Wimbledon by a solitary goal.

Anthony Howell's goal in the final minute saw Mansfield Town snatch victory at home to Newport County after the Stags' opener from Ryan Tafazolli was cancelled out by Rene Howe, while Portsmouth's match at home to Cheltenham Town finished goalless.

Friday 7th March

Bury had to settle for a point against 10-man Rochdale after being held to a 0-0 draw at the JD Stadium.

The derby clash lived up to the hype and although Dale forward Ian Henderson was shown a second yellow card in the 44th minute, Bury struggled to break the visitors down.

Knowing victory would put them top of Sky Bet League 2, Dale still had chances of their own but will be pleased with a point after keeper Josh Lillis made a stunning save at the death.

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