Pool and Torquay march on
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Eifion Williams (pictured) was the hero for Pool, as it was his strike in the 55th minute that gave the visitors all three points, latching onto a Richie Humphreys pass to rifle home from just inside the box.
Rochdale were always up against it when James Thomas gave Swansea the lead just after the half hour, as he was left with a simple finish and it got worse for the visitors just before half-time. Clive Platt was shown the red card just before the break.
The ten men visitors fought back bravely and were rewarded with a point following Paul Connor's 71st minute strike.
In the borders, Torquay got off to a superb start as David Graham put them ahead in just the second minute with an incredible deflection only for Craig Farrell to level matters on his debut after half an hour.
Visiting keeper Kevin Dearden missed a long punt forward and Farrell had the easiest task of putting the ball into the empty net.
Yet with time winding down, Torquay made the 500 mile return trip home with the spoils as Martin Gritton gave them the win with a last gasp goal.
Boston remain bottom of the table after their trip to Macclesfield ended in a 2-0 defeat as Danny Whittaker's sixth minute strike was added to by Andrew Welsh in the 73rd minute and it proved enough to give the home side the win.
Southend went a goal down at Bury but scored three unanswered efforts to stun their hosts.
Michael Nelsen put The Gigg Lane men in front only to see Graeme Jones (67), Neil Jenkins (79) and Tesfaye Bramble (85) see the South Coast side to victory.
Former Manchester City midfielder Jim Whitley put Wrexham in front in the 26th minute and for most of the game it appeared that the Welshmen would take the plaudits.
Two goals in a minute in the closing stages completed a remarkable comeback as first Tom Youngs (84) then Omer Riza (85) appeared to have given Cambridge the victory, only for Craig Morgan to give Wrexham a share of the spoils with a last minute effort.
Darlington beat Bristol Rovers 1-0 thanks to Barry Conlon's goal in the 19th minute. Rovers had Robert Quinn sent off a minute from the break and were always up against it.
It was the same scoreline at Exeter as Lee Cook's 43rd minute strike saw York return to the North with the 1-0 win.
Jan Molby endured an unhappy return to Kidderminster as top scorer Bo Henriksen's goal on the hour proved the winner over his Hull City side and they continue to slip down the table.
Bournemouth got a good win at Lincoln despite being unable to hold onto an early lead.
Stephen Purches put the visitors ahead in the 13th minute but Dean Cropper equalised soon after. Alan Connell's goal in the 64th minute ended up being the winner.
Veteran winger Peter Beagrie's penalty in the 58th minute gave Scunthorpe a good 1-0 victory over reemerging Oxford United.
Duane Darby's late brace (79 and 87) gave Rushden and Diamonds a 2-0 win over Leyton Orient to keep them in touch at the top of the table.
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Bury v Southend
Cambridge v Wrexham
Carlisle v Torquay
Darlington v Bristol Rovers
Exeter v York
Kidderminster v Hull
Lincoln v Bournemouth
Macclesfield v Boston
Oxford v Scunthorpe
Rushden v Leyton Orient
Shrewsbury v Hartlepool
Swansea v Rochdale
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