Division Three round-up
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Carlisle knew they were in for a tough afternoon when Matthew Robinson put Ian Atkins's men in the lead with just three minutes on the clock.
Andy Crosby added a second from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark.
Paul Simpson's men showed some fighting spirit in the second half and did pull a goal back through a Richie Foran penalty 12 minutes from time but it was not enough to stop them from sliding to their fifth straight league defeat.
Doncaster were successful on the road as they travelled to Whaddon Road to beat Cheltenham Town 3-1.
Michael McIndoe gave Rovers the lead through a penalty on 12 minutes but Mark Yates levelled six minutes later.
David Morley put
Mansfield were beaten at Field Mill as they fell to Lincoln City 2-1.
It was Lincoln who started the better of the two sides when they found themselves in front after three minutes through Richard Butcher.
Mansfield came back strongly as the half progressed though and went into half time level thanks to a Liam Lawrence penalty.
But Peter Gain's goal five minutes into the second half bagged all three points for The Imps.
Yeovil's trip to the Memorial Stadium was a happy one as they beat Bristol Rovers 1-0.
Nick Crittenden put Yeovil in front with just two minutes remaining of the first half which was sufficient enough to claim all three points with Paul Terry's sending off the only black spot.
Southend United travel home after winning a bad tempered affair against Swansea City 3-2 at Vetch Field having had three men sent off.
Swansea opened the scoring through James Thomas before Leon Costantine cancelled the lead on 18 minutes.
The Essex-based outfit were reduced to ten men on 20 minutes with David McSweeney being dismissed for serious foul play but Mark Gower's strike on 45 minutes put them back in front.
Gower and Jay Smith both joined McSweeney in the showers for two bookable offences before Mark Warren and Thomas's second ensured the 3-2 scoreline on the stroke of full time.
Torquay had York's Jonathan Parkin to thank for rescuing a point.
York caught Torquay napping after the interval with a Lee Nogan strike on 47 minutes before Parkin unfortunately put through his own net ten minutes later.
Hull City earned a point at Glanford Park as they drew 1-1 with Scunthorpe United.
Peter Beagrie had given United the lead on 65 minutes with a penalty before Stuart Elliot levelled five minutes later.
Macclesfield sent their fans home happy with a crushing 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town.
Matthew Tipton netted for the home side on 13 minutes and John Miles added a second on 64 minutes.
Tipton then netted his second from the spot on 76 before Chris Priest completed the rout with Nathan Clarke being dismissed for The Terriers.
Bury were undone by Rochdale 2-1 at Gigg Lane.
Andy Bishop was on target for Rochdale in the first half before Terry Dunfield equalised a few minutes into the second half.
The game appeared to be heading for a draw until seven minutes from the end when Kevin Townson popped up with a late winner for Alan Buckley's men.
Kidderminster had to come from behind to beat Leyton Orient 2-1 at Aggborough.
Orient took the lead through Gabriel Zakuani after seven minutes but Kidderminster were level on 31 minutes through a Mark Peters own goal.
Matthew Gadsby then made it two for Jan Molby's men with 25 minutes remaining to seal the win.
Boston and Northampton finished 1-1 at York Street.
Greg Lincoln put the visitors in front with a goal on 33 minutes but the scores were level again five minutes later through Lee Thompson.
Cambridge were 1-0 victors over Darlington at Abbey Stadium.
Luke Guttridge sent Cambridge into the interval with the lead from the penalty spot right on the half time whistle and his effort proved to be the winner.