LEAGUE TWO ROUND-UP
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Yeovil won the top-of-the-table clash whilst Kidderminster were relegated.Yeovil stole a march on their promotion rivals as they edged the top-of the table clash against Southend 1-0.
The win almost guarantees Gary Johnson's side automatic promotion as they are now three points clear of the play-offs with just one game to play.
Phil Jevons was the hero as he struck with seven minutes to go to edge the vital encounter.
At the other end of the table the final relegation slot was decided as Kidderminster slumped to a 4-1 defeat at home to Grimsby.
Harriers will join Cambridge in the Conference next season, and the signs were on the wall early on as Grimsby went two up thanks to Rob Jones and Michael Reddy.
Although Kidderminster halved the deficit just after the break through Gary Birch, the visitors added further strikes through Andy Parkinson and Reddy again to condemn Stuart Watkiss's side to the drop.
Scunthorpe moved two points clear of the play-offs to leave their promotion destiny in their own hands with a comprehensive 4-0 over Bristol Rovers.
A Steve Torpey double within quarter of an hour set the tome for the home side, whilst Patrick Foletti and Cleveland Taylor netted the other two as The Pirates saw Craig Disley dismissed for two bookable offences.
Swansea now lie joint third with Southend to leave the promotion race open-ended as they sneaked a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury.
Adrian Forbes scored the clincher after just eight minutes as the Welsh outfit hung on to record a vital three points.
Darlington dropped out of the play-off spots as they could only draw 0-0 with Lincoln City who all but secured their place in the end of season competition with a point.
Macclesfield now lie equal on points with Lincoln as they crashed 3-0 to Cheltenham Town.
David Morley put through his own net to open the scoring, whilst Damian Spencer made the win certain with two goals in the space of thirteen second half minutes.
Northampton sneaked into the top seven as they made sure Keith Curle started his reign in charge of Chester with defeat as they won 2-0.
Andy Kirk inevitably settled the game as he struck in both halves to keep Town's promotion hopes alive.
Rochdale overran Oxford United as they came out 5-1 winners after a frenetic opening period.
The home side found themselves four goals up after just 25 minutes as United capitulated in the face of strikes from Greg Heald, Ernie Cooksey, Grant Holt and Richard Lambert.
Holt netted again in the second half before The U's grabbed a late consolation through Matthew Robinson.
Wycombe stayed in ninth and had their remote play-off hopes ended despite a 3-2 home win over Leyton Orient.
Wanderers raced into a three goal after half an hour thanks to Matt Bloomfield, Mike Williamson and Gus Uhlenbeek, before Orient made them sweat as Gary Alexander scored twice in a minute early in the second half.
After crashing into administration in midweek forlorn Cambridge salvaged some pride with a 1-0 win over Rushden and Diamonds.
United sealed the win thanks to a 28th minute Tes Bramble penalty that confirms Rushden in 22nd place.
The midtable clash between Mansfield and Boston United finished in an entertaining 3-2 win for Carlton Palmer's side.
Bradley Maylett opened the scoring for the visitors early in the second half, and a barrage of goals followed as Mansfield raced ahead through Richie Barker, Callum Lloyd and Adam Rundle before Lee Thompson scored a late consolation.
Notts County settled their 1-0 win over Bury with a 47th minute winner from Brian Barry-Murphy.
Click below for individual match summaries:
Cheltenham 3-0 Macclesfield
Chester 0-2 Northampton
Kidderminster 1-4 Grimsby
Lincoln City 0-0 Darlington
Mansfield 3-2 Boston Utd
Notts County 0-1 Bury
Rochdale 5-1 Oxford Utd
Rushden & D'monds 0-1 Cambridge Utd
Scunthorpe 4-0 Bristol Rovers
Southend 0-1 Yeovil
Swansea 1-0 Shrewsbury
Wycombe 3-2 Leyton Orient