Division Three Round-Up
By Rob Lancaster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ian Atkins' side went to the summit thanks to a 3-1 win over Macclesfield Town with goals from Julian Alsop (29), James Hunt (45) and Paul Wanless (70) cancelling out an early effort from Chris Priest for the visitors.
Hull slip down a place after a 0-0 draw at home to Yeovil, The Glovers' first draw since entering the Football League.
Doncaster cruised to a comfortable home win over Boston, Chris Brown grabbing a brace of goals on 31 and 54 with J.J Milligan netting the third, also in the 54th minute.
Mansfield Town and Huddersfield produced the game of the day as they shared six goals at Field Mill.
Huddersfield opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Danny Schofield scored for the second game running and they doubled their lead through top scorer Jon Stead on 31.
Stead then put Peter Jackson's side back in front on 64 after Rhys Day (45) and David Artell (62) had levelled matters.
Craig Disley managed to rescue a point for The Stags in the last minute, a result that leaves them in fourth position while Huddersfield sit just outside the play-off positions.
Swansea got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over struggling Darlington, Lee Trundle grabbing the only goal of the game just four minutes before half time.
Lincoln City saw off Bristol Rovers at Sincil Bank with goals from Simon Yeo on 11 minutes and Paul Futcher 11 minutes after half time, sandwiching an equaliser for Rovers from Wayne Carlisle (18)
Torquay are level on points with Lincoln after a 2-1 away victory at Kidderminster. Kevin Wills grabbed both goals for the visitors, on 7 and 58, with Danny Williams scoring for The Harriers on 12.
Carlisle continued their winless streak as Cheltenham Town became the latest team to see them off.
Player-manager Paul Simpson had given The Cumbrians a shock lead on 19 minutes but two goals from Bob Taylor (33 & 50) gave the home side all three points.
Leyton Orient continued their resurgence under new manager Martin Ling, although they did let a two-goal lead slip at home to York.
The O's took the lead in the third minute when Justin Miller netted and went in at the break 2-0 up thanks to striker Lee Thorpe (35).
But, York went home with a point after two goals in five minutes earned them a draw. Captain Darren Edmondson got the first on 59 minutes and then Stephen Brackstone levelled things up soon after.
On-loan Steven McLean continued his good season in front of goal as he hit a hat-trick in Scunthorpe's 4-0 win over Cambridge United.
Paul Hayes had put The Iron in front on 13 minutes but McLean stole the show as the Rangers forward bagged goals on 17, 72 and 90.
Managerless Southend gained a much-needed home win over Rochdale, who had Sean McClare sent off late in the second half.
The Shrimpers ran out 4-0 winners as Tesfaye Bramble grabbed a brace (34 & 36), while Jimmy Corbett converted a 67th minute penalty and substitute Leon Constantine added a fourth in injury time.
Joe O'Neil was the hero for Bury as his strike midway through the second half was enough to give Andy Preece's men a win over Northampton Town.
Click below for match summaries:
Bury v Northampton
Cheltenham v Carlisle
Doncaster Rovers v Boston
Hull City v Yeovil
Kidderminster Harriers v Torquay
Leyton Orient v York City
Lincoln City v Bristol Rovers
Mansfield Town v Huddersfield Town
Oxford v Macclesfield Town
Scunthorpe v Cambridge
Southend v Rochdale
Swansea City v Darlington