Watson strike sends Pool top
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A single goal from striker Gordon Watson after 38 minutes was enough to see-off Oxford at The Kassam Stadium and, following results elsewhere, was enough to send them to the top of Division Three.
Cambridge United ended Rushden & Diamonds' unbeaten start to the season in style as they thumped the morning leaders 4-1 at The Abbey Stadium.
Tom Youngs grabbed a brace, with Omar Riza and Dave Kitson adding the other goals in the rout, with Stuart Wardley's strike little consolation to the deposed table toppers.
York City continue their fine start to the season and move into second spot, level on points with Hartlepool, after a 2-1 win away at Swansea. Lee Bullock gave The Minstermen the perfect start after 31 minutes before David Moss levelled for The Swans until Peter Duffield's penalty sealed the game nine minutes from time.
Rochdale lost a little ground on the leaders as Southend handed them a 2-1 defeat at Spotland thanks to goals from Mark Rawle and Tes Bramble, with Gareth Griffiths's late goal proving not enough.
Lincoln City overcame Shrewsbury Town at Gay Meadow with Ade Mike and Ben Sedgemore giving them the three points despite going behind to an early Luke Rodgers strike after three minutes.
Bottom side Boston United remain at the foot of the table despite earning a last-minute 1-1 draw against Bury. John Newby's strike three minutes after the break looked to have given The Shakers the points until Simon Weatherstone grabbed a point in the final minute.
Exeter City's long journey north to Carlisle was well worth the trouble as they bagged their second win of the season in a 2-0 win at Brunton Park, with Don Goodman and Santos Gaia getting the goals.
Jan Molby's Hull City are still searching for their first win of the season after being forced to come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Leyton Orient. Ciaran Toner gave the visitors the lead before Dean Keates levelled for The Tigers seven minutes before the break.
Ian Foster's 53rd minute penalty gave Kidderminster the lead at home to Darlington who managed to grab a point thanks to a Barry Conlon strike just after the hour.
Bristol Rovers came from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe after Andrew Dawson and Martin Carruthers gave the home side the early advantage only for Robert Quinn and then a Wayne Carlisle penalty grabbing a point for The Pirates.
Struggling Bournemouth grabbed their first win of the season over Macclesfield as Alan Connell's 41st minute effort was enough to defeat The Cherries at Dean Court.
Two goals in seven minutes from Kevin Hill and David Graham gave Torquay a 2-1 win at Plainmoor against Wrexham, despite The Robins taking a 15th minute lead through Andy Morrell's penalty.
Click below for match summaries:
Boston v Bury
Cambridge v Rushden
Carlisle v Exeter
Hull v Leyton Orient
Kidderminster v Darlington
Macclesfield v Bournemouth
Oxford v Hartlepool
Rochdale v Southend
Scunthorpe v Bristol Rovers
Shrewsbury v Lincoln
Swansea v York
Torquay v Wrexham