League One round-up
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Southend moved top, whilst Hartlepool opened the post-Martin Scott era with a win.Southend moved top of League One, whilst Hartlepool opened the post-Martin Scott era with three points on Friday night.
It is Phil Parkinson's Colchester who are currently setting England's third tier alight, although rivals Southend now enjoy supremacy after a 2-0 win over crisis club Rotherham.
The Shrimpers moved two points clear, having played two more games, as goals from strike partners Shaun Goater (12) and Freddy Eastwood (36) sealed the win at Roots Hall.
The defeat caps a miserable week for The Millers, who remain in 23rd position after announcing they require a £1 million cash windfall to stay afloat.
Hartlepool, however, made light of their recent troubles by securing a 1-0 win over Chesterfield at Victoria Park to move out of the relegation zone.
Matty Robson won it for caretaker boss Paul Stephenson in the 65th minute to dent The Spireites' play-off challenge.