Hatters close in on Pilgrims
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steven Howard put the home side in firm control with goals after 27 and 65 minutes.
Matthew Taylor wrapped up the win with the third goal 11 minutes from time for Joe Kinnear's men.
Cheltenham moved into fourth spot with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Lincoln.
Top scorer Julian Alsop grabbed the winning goal for the visitors after 62 minutes to boost their promotion hopes.
Leyton Orient climbed out of the bottom four with a narrow 2-1 win over Southend at Brisbane Road.
Kevin Nugent fired the home side in front after 12 minutes and Iyseden Christie doubled the lead in the 31st minute.
Brian-Barry Murphy pulled one back for the visitors afetr 62 minutes, but Orient held on for all three points.
Bottom of the table Halifax recorded their first win in 13 games with a 1-0 win over Kidderminster at The Shay.
Craig Midgley hit the all-important goal for the home side after 8 minutes to boost their slim hopes of survival.
Bristol Rovers and Carlisle are still in trouble at the wrong end of the table after a goalless draw at The Memorial Ground.
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