>Shrews stun Imps to go into top three…

>It was a night of more top quality entertainment in League Two last night with Shrewsbury the big winners, not only for their 5-1 demolition of Lincoln’s recent winning streak but for the fact that it took them into the top three once again. Lionel Ainsworth notched a thirteen minute hat-trick in the first half as the visitors ran riot, scoring all of their goals before the break.

Meanwhile, Cody McDonald was in the mood once again for Gillingham who recorded a hugely important 3-1 win over Rotherham at the Priestfield. That lifts the Gills up to sixth and means that Port Vale are now in the final playoff position ahead of the Cobblers’ visit this weekend – a huge incentive to close the gap at Vale Park for Sammo’s men.

Bury consolidated their position in the playoffs with a comfortable home win over Stevenage, leading scorer Ryan Lowe rounding off the scoring in a 3-0 success. At the wrong end of the table, Hereford conceded a last minute equaliser against fellow strugglers Macclesfield as the two relegation threatened clubs fought out a 2-2 draw. A point apiece for Morecambe and Aldershot at Christie Park won’t do either side too much good but the Shots, coming from behind, will be the happier to come away with a result.

Lots more action to come over the weekend and more and more midweek fixtures are set as the next few months take shape…exciting times in the basement!

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