Chesterfield are now eleven points clear at the top of League Two after a comfortable 3-0 away win at Cheltenham yesterday. Craig Davies scored twice to help the Spireites on their way with Kieron Djilali getting the other one. Wycombe came from a goal behind to lead 2-1 at home to Aldershot but succumbed to a John Halls equaliser as the Shots drew for a seventh time in eight games. That allowed Bury to go second with Ryan Lowe netting for the ninth game in a row in a 3-0 away win at Hereford.
Rotherham’s promotion hunt stuttered again with a 0-0 home draw with struggling Barnet. The Millers finished the game with ten men after Tom Newey shoved Izale McLeod with twenty minutes to play. Port Vale kept up the heat with a 2-1 home win over Macclesfield Town with Louis Dodds scoring what turned out to be the winner with a fine goal from distance and Bayo Akinfenwa scored to help Gillingham keep hold of seventh place in their 2-0 win against Bradford City.
Torquay moved into eighth after beating Stevenage Borough at Plainmoor with Danny Stevens and Jake Robinson getting the goals. The Gulls also had the luxury of missing a second half penalty with Chris Zebroski hitting the bar – Mark Roberts was sent off for the visitors for the challenge that led to the spot kick.
Elsewhere, the Shrimps defeated the Shrimpers as Morecambe ended Southend’s recent good run with a 2-1 win at the Globe Arena, only their fifth win at the new stadium. Two headers from corners, one from former Cobbler Chris McCready earned the points for Morecambe there.
Stockport picked up a rare win at the bottom of the table as they came from behind to beat Oxford United at Edgeley Park. Tom Craddock gave United the lead but Anthony Tonkins then saw red before Matt Paterson levelled the game and Greg Tansey came off the bench in stoppage time to score with one of his first touches.
Burton couldn’t follow up their Tuesday night win at Sixfields as they were beaten at Crewe 4-1 in a game that saw Clayton Donaldson score a hat-trick for the home side. Shaun Miller got the other one for Alex with Sam Winnall replying for Burton.
And Lincoln and Accrington played out the ultimate mid-table battle with a goalless draw at Sincil Bank.