League Two round-up
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leaders Scunthorpe United were held to a goalless draw by Notts County.Scunthorpe United had to settle for a goalless draw with Notts County while Yeovil Town won an eight-goal thriller at struggling Cambridge United.
Iron boss Brian Laws will be disappointed not to have found a winner against the struggling Magpies at Glanford Park, with Scunthorpe's Steve Torpey being sent off in the dying stages for violent conduct.
The result in Lincolnshire allowed Gary Johnson's Yeovil to close the gap on the League Two leaders with an entertaining 5-3 win at Cambridge.
New U's boss Steve Thompson, who was appointed just before Tuesday's match at The Abbey Stadium, would have seen some positive and negative things from his new side.
In fact, the home side went into a two-goal lead through Richard Hodgson (37) and Amadou Konte (50) before The Glovers levelled through Phil Jevons' penalty (55) and Darren Way a minute later.
Lee Johnson (pictured) made it three for the visitors on 69 minutes before Jevons scored his second from the penalty spot with eight minutes remaining.
Jermaine Easter pulled one back in the dying stages for The U's before Andrejs Stolcers added some gloss to the result with a fifth Yeovil goal in injury time, as Cambridge slipped to the foot of the table with the result.
Three goals inside the first half hour gave Swansea City a 3-1 win over Boston United at The Vetch.
Lee Trundle put the South Wales club ahead four minutes in before Adrian Forbes made it two for Kenny Jackett's side on 21 minutes.
On-loan Marc Goodfellow then it three for The Swans, as Boston did not reply until four minutes from time when Jason Lee scored a consolation for The Pilgrims.
Mansfield Town justified their decision to extend Paul Warne's loan from Rotherham United, as he struck a late winner for The Stags in a fine 1-0 win at Southend United.
Macclesfield Town pulled level on points with Southend after a late 2-1 victory over Wycombe Wanderers at Moss Rose.
Danny Whitaker gave The Silkmen an early lead before Roger Johnson levelled in the dying stages of the match for The Chairboys.
However, Alan Navarro ensured all three points for Brian Horton's side with a dramatic winner to delight the home crowd moments later.
Northampton Town saw off ten-man Bury with a 2-0 win at The Sixfields Stadium.
David Rowson gave Rovers the lead five minutes before the break, as The Shakers then lost David Flitcroft on the stroke of half time for a second bookable offence.
Josh Low then sealed the win for Colin Calderwood's side with a second goal on 73 minutes.
Rochdale were held to a 2-2 draw by Chester City at Spotland.
Kevin Ellison gave Chester the lead six minutes in before Dale turned the match around with second half strikes from Leo Bertos and Taiwo Atieno.
Michael Branch, however, earned Ian Rush's side a point with an equaliser with seven minutes left in the match.
Leyton Orient staged a great fight back to earn a 2-2 draw with Rushden & Diamonds at Brisbane Road.
Ernie Tippett's side looked set for three points in East London after Alex Hay (28) and Craig Dove (63) had The Diamonds 2-0 ahead.
The match, however, turned on the sending off of Rushden's Sean Connelly for a second bookable offence with ten minutes remaining.
With two minutes left, The O's snatched a point with goals from Efe Echanomi and on-loan Daniel Chillingworth.
Shrewsbury Town put some distance between themselves and the bottom two with a 4-0 thrashing of Darlington at Gay Meadow.
A brace from Jamie Tolley, along with single strikes from Sam Aiston and David Edwards, were enough to give Gary Peters's side three much-needed points in Shropshire.
Finally, Kidderminster Harriers earned a valuable win in their quest to get out of the relegation zone with a fine 2-0 win at Oxford United.
New signing Blair Sturrock gave the visitors a half time lead before Simon Russell made it two in the second half for a confidence-boosting victory for Stuart Watkiss's side.
Click below for match summaries:
Cambridge United 3-5 Yeovil Town
Leyton Orient 2-2 Rushden & Diamonds
Macclesfield Town 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Northampton Town 2-0 Bury
Oxford United 0-2 Kidderminster Harriers
Rochdale 2-2 Chester City
Scunthorpe United 0-0 Notts County
Shrewsbury Town 4-0 Darlington
Southend United 0-1 Mansfield Town
Swansea City 3-1 Boston United
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