Division Three Round-Up
By Rob Lancaster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Peter Taylor's side saw their unbeaten run come to an end as the highly rated Johnathan Stead (pictured) opened the scoring at the McAlpine stadium with a tap in on 32 and striker partner Andy Booth made it two just nine minutes later.
The win was sealed with ten minutes to go when Danny Schofield scored a third although Hull substitute Jamie Forrester netted a late consolation.
Oxford managed to rescue a point at Cambridge United through a 90th minute goal from Mark Rawle which cancelled out Andy Duncan's effort midway through the first half.
Mansfield move into second spot on goal difference after inflicting a ninth straight defeat on bottom side Carlisle.
Despite enjoying a good first half performance that saw them applauded off the field, the Cumbrian side crumbled after the break and Wayne Corden (54) and Junior Mendes (63) made sure of the points for Keith Curle's team.
There was differing fortunes for the two sides to come up from the Conference.
Doncaster slipped to fourth after a 1-0 defeat to York City at Bootham Crescent. Darren Dunning was the home side's hero as he converted a 60th minute penalty.
Yeovil enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 home win over Southend with goals from Lee Elam (33), Darren Way (40) and a brace from Lee Johnson (43 & 56).
Darlington stopped a run of eight defeats on the trot as they played out a goalless draw at home to Lincoln City.
Scunthorpe let two points slip away late in the game at Macclesfield Town as Matthew Tipton scored with just four minutes to go to make it 2-2.
The visitors had struck first through Peter Beagrie on 15 minutes and Steven McLean looked to have notched the winner on 54 after Danny Whittaker had made it 1-1 late on in the first half.
David Graham struck twice to give Torquay a win over Cheltenham Town.
The striker, who has attracted the interest of Plymouth Argyle in recent times, scored on 51 and 68. Damien Spencer had equalised in between Graham's double but Alex Russell made the result safe for Leroy Rosenior's side with a goal four minutes from the end.
Boston United enjoyed a good home victory over Leyton Orient at York Road.
Graeme Jones scored on 24 minutes to make it 1-0 and Neil Redfearn netted two in the last ten minutes to give the final scoreline a somewhat flattering look.
Bury came back from one down to win 2-1 at Bristol Rovers. Youngster Lewis Haldane had scored first for Rovers on 57 but an Adam Barrett own goal on 70 and a Joe O'Neill strike in injury time meant the visitors left with all three points.
Kidderminster Harriers gave returning boss Jan Molby a boost when Matthew Gadsby scored the only goal of the game on 35 minutes at Rochdale.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Boston - Leyton Orient
Bristol Rovers v Bury
Cambridge v Oxford
Carlisle v Mansfield
Darlington v Lincoln
Huddersfield v Hull
Macclesfield v Scunthorpe
Rochdale v Kidderminster
Torquay v Cheltenham
Yeovil v Southend
York v Doncaster