League Two round-up: Notts County beat Exeter to consolidate top spot
Last Updated: 26/09/17 11:44pm
Jorge Grant came off the bench to cement Notts County's place at the top of the League Two table as they powered their way to a 3-0 victory in the battle of the top two.
The Magpies headed for second-placed Exeter on the back of five successive wins, and left with a sixth as Grant's double, coupled with Lewis Alessandra's second-minute opener, condemned the Grecians to a second defeat in four days and put their side three points clear.
Accrington climbed to within two points of Exeter with a 2-1 win at lowly Port Vale, although they had to come from behind to do it. David Worrall put the home side ahead after 22 minutes, but Billy Kee's double either side of half-time proved decisive.
Coventry also staged a fightback to win by the same score at Swindon, who led through Luke Norris' 20th-minute strike. Michael Doyle equalised before the break and - after Swindon's James Dunne had been dismissed with 18 minutes remaining - Duckens Nazon clinched victory.
Luton, who started the day in third, slipped to fifth in the table after a 0-0 draw at Morecambe, allowing both Stevenage and Newport to close the gap to the top five.
Second-half goals from Ben Kennedy and Tom Pett were enough to claim a 2-0 win for Stevenage at Carlisle, while Newport were also successful on the road as defender Mickey Demetriou's double cancelled out and then overhauled Mark Connolly's opener and clinched a 2-1 victory at Crawley.
A last-gasp strike from Nathan Tyson handed Wycombe a 3-2 win over Crewe, who looked to be heading home with the points until two minutes from time.
Chris Dagnall's double had cancelled out Craig Mackail-Smith's early effort, but Michael Harriman equalised with two minutes remaining to set the stage for Tyson.
Second-half goals from Brian Graham, Joe Morrell and Danny Wright eased lowly Cheltenham to a 3-0 home victory over Mansfield, and Uche Ikpeazu scored twice to help Cambridge win by the same score over basement boys Forest Green.
Chesterfield's woes continued as they lost 3-2 at home to Yeovil to remain in the bottom two with their fate being sealed by James Bailey's 90th-minute header after they had fought back from 2-0 down to come agonisingly close to a point.
Grimsby needed an 89th-minute penalty from substitute Sam Jones to claim a 2-2 draw with Colchester after Kyel Reid's brace had twice put the visitors ahead, while Lincoln ultimately had Harry Anderson's 42nd-minute strike to thank for a 2-1 home win over Barnet.