League Two round-up
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Scunthorpe stretched their lead at the head of League Two to five points.Scunthorpe stretched their lead at the head of League Two to five points - with a 3-1 victory over Shrewsbury as second placed Swansea lost 3-1 at home to Bury.
Scunthorpe's player-coach Peter Beagrie gave them the lead from the penalty spot as David Walton saw red for a professional foul, but Jamie Tolley equalised for The Shrews on 70.
Just a minute later Paul Hayes restored the hosts' lead, before Cleveland Taylor wrapped up the scoring 14 minutes from time.
Swansea could not keep up the pressure at the top - with Bury picking up a convincing win at Vetch Field.
Kevin Nugent had given the hosts the lead just two minutes in - but within 60 seconds David Nugent had levelled.
Dwayne Mattis then gave Bury the lead on seven before Brian Barry-Murphy wrapped up the scoring on 83.
Yeovil missed their chance to leapfrog Swansea - after a 3-1 defeat to Lincoln.
A Marcus Richardson brace, added to a Gary Taylor-Fletcher strike gave Lincoln victory, with a late consolation for Terry Skiverton. Ben Futcher was dismissed for the hosts.
Leyton Orient consolidated their fourth place with a 1-0 win on their travels to Mansfield.
Town have been poor in the interim reign of Carlton Palmer, and Andrew Scott's solitary goal gave the visitors the win.
Oxford United picked up a fine 3-1 win at Chester, with Mark E'Beyer, Matthew Robinson and Steve Basham scoring for the visitors, to render Kevin Ellison's strike a mere consolation.
Northampton's Scott McGleish and Julian Alsop both scored in a 2-0 win against Kidderminster, whilst Nathan Tyson's penalty was enough to give Wycombe a 1-0 win against Bristol Rovers.
Ten-man Notts County beat Cambridge, with Matty Williams' and Chris Palmer's goals sandwiching the dismissal of Paul Bolland for foul and abusive language. Shane Tudor had scored for The U's.
Rochdale beat Bolton 2-0 courtesy of second-half goals from Leo Bertos and Ernie Cooksey and Graham Potter and Jonathan Parkin were both on target as Macclesfield beat Rushden 2-0 at Nene Park.
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Chester v Oxford Utd
Kiddermnstr v Northampton
Lincoln v Yeovil
Mansfield v Leyton Orient
Notts County v Cambridge Utd
Rochdale v Boston Utd
Rushden & D v Macclesfield
Scunthorpe v Shrewsbury
Swansea v Bury
Wycombe v Bristol Rovers