Division Three Round-Up
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hull cruised to a 5-1 victory over a sorry Cobblers side, courtesy of goals from Stuart Elliott, Danny Allsopp (pictured) Jason Price, Ben Burgess and Jamie Forrester, with Northampton's Paul Trollope grabbing a consolation.
However, a bad day for Northampton was made even worse by Lee Harper's dismissal for a professional foul.
Mansfield leapfrogged into second place courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Darlington.
Tony Vaughan, Iyseden Christie and Wayne Corden all got their names on the scoresheet for Mansfield, whilst Darlington's goal came from Ian Clark.
Swansea lost ground on Hull, and second place, despite coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against Lincoln City.
Richard Butcher and Paul Mayo had shocked Swansea in the opening quarter of an hour, but Andy Robinson grabbed one back on 17.
The sending off of Mayo for a second bookable offence handed Swansea a route back into the game and Lee Trundle levelled with 16 minutes left on the clock.
Oxford came from behind to earn a last-gasp draw against Boston United with Jefferson Louis scoring two minutes from time to cancel out Graeme Jones's opener.
Torquay were magnificent in a 3-1 win against Bury. David Graham had opened the scoring for The Gulls only for Chris Porter to level for Bury.
However, second half goals from Jo Osei-Kuffour and Alex Russell handed Torquay a good win.
Yeovil were beaten 3-1 by Cheltenham, who scored two in the opening 15 minutes.
Martin Devaney and Mark Yates grabbed early goals for the home side, and although Kevin Gall handed Yeovil a lifeline, Paul Brayson ensured a victory for Cheltenham.
York eased a 2-0 victory over Cambridge United courtesy of goals from Lee Bullock and Stephen Brackstone, whilst Rochdale also won 2-0: Leo Bertos and Ged Brannan on the scoresheet.
Doncaster thumped Bristol Rovers 5-1 - with Michael McIndoe scoring a hat-trick.
Chris Brown and Francis Tierney grabbed the other goals for Doncaster, with Lewis Haldene bagging a consolation strike for Bristol Rovers.
Andy Bishop and Danny Williams both scored in a 2-1 win for Kidderminster over Carlisle who scored through Peter Murphy, whilst David McGhee and David Alexander grabbed goals in a 2-0 win for Leyton Orient over Macclesfield.
Southend led their game against Huddersfield courtesy of a Leke Odunsi goal, but lost 2-1 after goals from Andy Booth and a late winner from Danny Schofield.
Boston v Oxford
Cheltenham v Yeovil
Doncaster v Bristol Rovers
Kidderminster v Carlisle
Leyton Orient v Macclesfield
Mansfield v Darlington
Northampton v Hull
Rochdale v Scunthorpe
Southend v Huddersfield
Swansea v Lincoln
Torquay v Bury
York v Cambridge