Tigers tame U's, Swans beaten
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Peter Taylor`s side were shackled with the favourite`s tag for Division Three, but they started indifferently.
However, a polished display at Cambridge will provide confidence for the season ahead.
Justin Whittle headed The Tigers in front on five minutes, with the second, a fine individual effort from Danny Allsopp, sealing the win on 21 minutes.
Swansea travelled to Oxford full of confidence on the back of three straight wins, but fell to defeat after The U`s netted twice in a minute.
Andy Crosby`s penalty set Oxford on their way, with Julian Allsopp`s effort on 86 minutes sealing the victory.
Swansea capitulated and Mark Rawle added a third on 89 minutes.
Darlington finally gave their fans something to cheer about at their new Reynolds Stadium, with Chris Hughes` last minute strike handing them a 2-1 win over Leyton Orient.
Things looked bleak for the home side when Lee Thorpe scored for Orient, but Matthew Clarke hauled them level before Hughes netted the winner late in the game.
Northampton travelled to Yeovil and inflicted a 2-0 defeat on the Division Three newboys, with Paul Reid and Josh Low doing the damage in the first-half.
Leo Fortune-West saved a point for Doncaster at Belle Vue, after Andy Booth had fired Huddersfield in front on seven minutes.
Carlisle`s miserable season continued with a 1-0 defeat at Boston. Veteran midfielder Neil Redfearn scored the goal on the half-hour mark that consigned The Cumbrians to their fourth consecutive defeat.
Rochdale shrugged off the early dismissal of Michael Simpkins to run out 3-1 winners at Torquay.
The visitors cruised into a two-goal lead through Lee McEvilly and Robert Betts but they were made to sweat when David Graham reduced the arrears.
However, Betts grabbed his second goal of the game ten minutes from time to seal the win.
Andy Preece's last minute penalty handed Bury a 2-1 win over Lincoln. The Red Imps led for long periods through Gary Fletcher, but Lee Unsworth`s header hauled Bury level before Preece kept his nerve to give his side victory.
Two goals in a minute from Jamie Victory and Grant McCann lifted Cheltenham to a 2-1 win over Kidderminster, who had led for some time through Danny Williams.
Bristol Rovers came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Macclesfield.
John Miles' strike and an own goal from Ijah Anderson had Macclesfield in control, but Rovers rallied and grabbed a point courtesy of goals from Paul Tait and Robert Quinn.
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Boston v Carlisle
Bristol Rovers v Macclesfield
Bury v Lincoln
Cambridge v Hull
Cheltenham v Kidderminster
Darlington v Leyton Orient
Doncaster v Huddersfield
Oxford v Swansea
Torquay v Rochdale
Yeovil v Northampton