League Two Round-up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Yeovil remain top of League Two despite suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to lowly Bury.Yeovil Town remain top of League Two despite suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to lowly Bury.
The Glovers went down to a single goal from Simon Whaley after 14 minutes.
Despite losing, Yeovil remain top because of Scunthorpe's failure to beat Rochdale as they were held to a goalless draw at Spotland.
Macclesfield did take advantage and moved above Scunthorpe into second following their 3-1 home success over Leyton Orient.
Jon Parkin (pictured, 33) put them ahead, but Lee Steele restored parity just after the hour.
Matthew Tipton then slotted home a penalty just minutes later before Paul Harsley wrapped up the win 16 minutes from time.
Southend United remain in fourth following their comfortable 3-0 win at Cheltenham.
Wayne Gray (16 & 45) and Fredy Eastwood (66) grabbed the goals for The Shrimpers at Whaddon Road.
Swansea City lost further ground on the automatic promotion places as they were held 2-2 at Northampton.
Paul Connor (30) put Swansea ahead, but goals from Martin Smith (35) and Andy Kirk (40) meant The Cobblers went at the break ahead.
Lee Trundle made sure Swansea took a share of the spoils with his goal after 70 minutes.
Darlington moved level with Swansea in fifth thanks to a 1-0 win at Grimsby Town.
Jason St'Juste grabbed the only goal after just 11 minutes. The home side's chances were reduced late on when Terry Fleming was dismissed.
Lincoln City maintained their play-off place with a 2-0 home win over Boston United. First half goals from Francis Green (4) and Simon Yeo (17) gave The Red Imps victory.
Wycombe's push for a play-off spot suffered a blow as they were beaten 2-1 by bottom-of-table Cambridge United.
Goals from recent signings Tes Bramble (13) and Iwan Roberts (38) sandwiched an effort from Gus Uhlenbeek (18) to seal the win.
Cambridge are now within six points of safety after the two teams above them - Kidderminster and Rushden, played out a goalless draw at Aggborough.
Chester City moved four points clear of Rushden thanks to a 3-2 victory over Notts County.
Glynn Hurst (23) gave The Magpies the lead before Stuart Drummond (28) levelled matters.
Michael Branch then fired a second half brace (58 & 77) to give Chester victory, although Ruben Zadkovich's late goal for County made for a tense finish.
The game of the day was witnessed at The Memorial Stadium as Bristol Rovers and Mansfield Town shared eight goals.
Richard Barker (19) put The Stages ahead before Ryan Williams levelled for the home side.
Richard Walker's penalty on the stroke of half time gave Rovers the lead, but just a minute into the second period Colin Larkin levelled.
Barker then got his second just minutes later and Mansfield looked set for victory when Callum Lloyd fired home (68).
However, two goals in the last ten minutes from Junior Agogo (pen 82) and Jamie Forrester (88) sealed a share of the spoils for Rovers.
Click below for match summaries:
Bristol Rovers 4-4 Mansfield
Cambridge 2-1 Wycombe
Cheltenham 0-3 Southend
Chester 3-2 Notts County
Grimsby 0-1 Darlington
Kidderminster 0-0 Rushden
Lincoln 2-0 Shrewsbury
Macclesfield 3-1 Leyton Orient
Northampton 2-2 Swansea
Oxford 2-0 Boston
Rochdale 0-0 Scunthorpe
Yeovil 0-1 Bury