League Two round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Scunthorpe moved to the top of League Two with a narrow 1-0 win over Yeovil.Scunthorpe moved to the top of League Two with a narrow 1-0 win over Yeovil.
Andy Butler grabbed the only goal of the game on 78 minutes to give Scunthorpe all three points.
Morning leaders Swansea were not in action after their game with Darlington was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Leyton Orient climbed up to second after an amazing 4-3 win at Lincoln with Lee Steele notching a hat trick.
Gareth McAuley broke the deadlock after just three minutes, but Steele drew Leyton Orient level eight minutes later.
Parity was short-lived as Simon Yeo restored Lincoln's lead three minutes later only for Jabo Ibenre to equalise again on 37 minutes.
McAuley put Lincoln back in front three minutes into the second half with his second of the day.
Steele netted his second to draw Leyton Orient level again on 78 minutes and he completed his hat trick with the winner in the final minutes.
Macclesfield moved into fifth spot with a 1-0 win over Oxford to increase the pressure on under-fire Oxford boss Graham Rix.
Veteran striker Mike Sheron netted the winning goal five minutes after the restart for the hosts.
Bristol Rovers continued their rich vein of form with a comfortable 2-0 win over Kidderminster to move into fourth.
Junior Agogo was the hero for Rovers with both goals on 21 and 74 minutes
Chester maintained their good run of form under Ian Rush with a 2-1 victory over Grimsby.
Two quick-fire goals from Michael Branch (39, 42) put Chester in total control, but they were made to sweat for the win after Jon Daly pulled a goal back right on the stroke of half time.
Damian Spencer's last-minute goal earned Cheltenham a 2-1 win over Cambridge.
Adam Tann gave the visitors the perfect start with the opener after just two minutes, but Ashley Vincent replied for Cambridge on 28 minutes.
The game looked set to end as a draw only for Spencer to pop up with the winner in the dying seconds.
Northampton thumped struggling Rochdale 5-1 at Sixfields.
Daryl Burgess endured a nightmare return to his old club scoring an unfortunate own goal after just nine minutes.
Things got worse for Burgess on 21 minutes when he was sent off after giving away a penalty and Martin Smith converted from the spot.
Smith made it three seven minutes later with his second goal of the afternoon and another own goal from Neil Edwards on 63 minutes.
Gareth Griffiths pulled a goal back for Rochdale on 77 minutes only for Josh Low to complete the rout with the fifth in the final minute.
Managerless Shrewsbury climbed off the foot of the table with a 1-1 draw with Southend.
Kevin Street fired The Shrews in front on 14 minutes, but Wayne Gray earned Southend a point with a 59th minutes equaliser.
Mansfield picked up a 1-1 draw at Wycombe to keep pace with the leading pack.
Derek Asamoah fired Mansfield in front a minute into the second half, but Adam Birchall levelled matters on the hour mark for Wycombe.
Notts County climbed away from trouble with a 2-1 win over Boston.
Gavin Gordon fired the hosts in front on 17 minutes and Chris Palmer doubled the lead six minutes after the break.
Paul Ellender gave Boston hope pulling a goal back on 54 minutes, but County held on for the win.
Bury were held to a 1-1 draw at home to struggling Rushden & Diamonds.
Alex Hay broke the deadlock on 58 minutes for Rushden, but Dwayne Mattis levelled matters seven minutes later.
Click on fixture for full match summary
Bristol Rovers v Kidderminster Harriers
Bury v Rushden & Diamonds
Cheltenham Town v Cambridge United
Chester City v Grimsby Town
Lincoln City v Leyton Orient
Macclesfield Town v Oxford United
Northampton Town v Rochdale
Notts County v Boston United
Scunthorpe United v Yeovil Town
Shrewsbury Town v Southend United
Swansea City v Darlington
Wycombe Wanderers v Mansfield Town