Well Crewe showed “discipline” despite their 6-2 mauling at Sixfields according to Dario Gradi! Not sure about that but the result meant that The Alex slipped from fourth to sixth in League Two last night. The Cobblers’ win took them up to thirteenth ahead of the Barnet game this weekend – the strugglers having their game at Aldershot abandoned at half time last night due to fog.
Stockport almost pulled off the league shock of the season by taking the lead at home to leaders Chesterfield but couldn’t hold on to a lead handed to them by Paul Turnbull as Dean Smalley netted an equaliser for the Spireites. That meant that Wycombe closed the gap to five points with a home win over Cheltenham thanks to Ben Strevens and veteran Gareth Ainsworth. Port Vale got back to winning ways with a crucial single goal victory over third placed Rotherham, a first win in charge for new boss Jim Gannon.
Bury had the best of a six goal encounter at Moss Rose, winning 4-2 to climb above Crewe into fourth. The Shakers were 3-0 up at one point and survived a fight back from Macclesfield to add a forth through Ryan Lowe. Shrewsbury cemented their place in the top seven with a comfortable home win against Burton. Meanwhile, Stevenage scored a late equaliser to deny Gillingham the win at Broadhall Way and Southend picked up am important three points to move above their opponents Oxford.
Bradford are now six games without a win after falling to a 2-1 home defeat to Lincoln at Valley Parade but it was Hereford who came up with the performance of the night, winning 3-1 at Torquay to send the Gulls into the bottom half of the table and help themselves to go three points clear of the bottom two. Finally, in a mid-table clash to end all mid-table clashes, Accrington and Morecambe shared a 1-1 draw!