Pool still top after revival
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Republic of Ireland under-21 international Renier Moor fired the home side into the lead shortly into the second half, however the league leaders hit back with goals from Mark Tinkler, his 8th of the season, and Mark Richardson in the space of three minutes to claim all three points.
Rushden and Diamonds maintained the pressure on Pool with a late 2-0 win over Darlington.
Following a goalless first half goals from Onandi Lowe (79) and an own goal from Matthew Clarke (83) handed maximum points to the home side.
Bournemouth dented their promotion hopes after coming out of the wrong end of a five-goal thriller at the Racecourse Ground against Wrexham.
The Red Dragons were ahead on five minutes when Lee Trundle netted, however Danny Thomas had the visitors back on level terms on the half hour mark.
Both sides traded goals through James Hayter (54) and Andrew Morrell (69), before Paul Edwards settled the contest with a late winner.
Kidderminster, like Bournemouth, surprisingly dropped points, after crashing to a shock 2-1 loss to Carlisle United.
On-loan Leeds United youngster fired The Cumbrians ahead on 15 minutes from the penalty spot, before Harriers plight was made worse when Scott Stamps was dismissed for receiving his second yellow card.
The ten-men outfit found themselves back on level terms when Sean Flynn netted (66), however Will McDonagh sealed the points for the visitors late on.
The drama however had not finished. Goal-scoring hero McDonagh was sent-off, before Flynn found himself taking an early shower when he was shown the red-card for violent conduct.
Leyton Orient's dismal record at Bootham Crescent continued as they crash to a 3-2 defeat against York City.
Orient have not beaten the Yorkshire side away from home in 26 years, however that looked under threat when Kevin Nugent out the visitors ahead on nine minutes.
Chris Bass equalised for The Minstermen on 28 minutes, before John Martin restored the visitors' advantage just on the hour mark.
The contest turned when Dean Smith was sent-off for The O's. York revelled in the extra space leaving late goals from Jonathan Park and Lee Bullock to earn City an unlikely three points.
Bottom-side Swansea boosted their survival prospects with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Macclesfield. It took until 84 minutes to settle the tie when Matthew Murphy netted.
Bristol Rovers poor start to the campaign continued with a late 1-0 home defeat to Southend. After missing numerous chances the take the lead, the visitors countered and score late on through Tesfaye Bramble.
Hull recent run of good form came to an end after they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Lincoln City.
Ben Futcher put the home side ahead early, however their task was made all that bit harder when Paul Morgan was dismissed for a professional foul.
The visitors capitalised when Gary Alexander scored just moments later, however The Tigers could not find that all-important winner.
Boston United's recent revival ended after they crashed to a 2-0 loss at the hands of Scunthorpe United.
The Pilgrims fell behind in the 16th minute when Peter Beagrie scored from the spot. Martin Bavidge made it two on 73 minutes, before the visitors' misery was compounded by Mark Greaves late sending-off.
Nigel Jemson netted his 100th career English league goal with a brace in Shrewsbury's 3-1 home win over Cambridge United.
Tom Youngs fired the visitors ahead on 53 minutes, but that was at good as it got for United.
Jemson equalised with his first on 67 minutes, before Ian Woan maintained his excellent goal-scoring run, three in four, with a goal on late on.
With Town closing in on the invaluable three points Jemson netted his second and 100th in the league football with virtually the last kick of the game.
Elsewhere Torquay claimed all three points with a 1-0 win away at Bury thanks to a David Graham goal, whilst strikes from James Hunt and Steve Basham lifted Oxford over Rochdale.
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Bristol Rovers 0 Southend 1
Bury 0 Torquay 1
Exeter 1 Hartlepool 2
Kidderminster 1 Carlisle 2
Lincoln 1 Hull 1
Oxford 2 Rochdale 0
Rushden 2 Darlington 0
Scunthorpe 2 Boston 0
Shrewsbury 3 Cambridge 1
Swansea 1 Macclesfield 0
Wrexham 3 Bournemouth 2
York 3 Leyton Orient 2
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