League Two round-up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barnet and Carlisle marked their returns to the Football League with 1-1 draws.Barnet and Carlisle marked their returns to The Football League with 1-1 draws.
The Bees looked to be heading for victory at Underhill after Richard Graham (pictured) put them ahead against Bristol Rovers with just 13 minutes left.
However, Rovers' top marksman from last season, Junior Agogo, continued where he left off and fired home with just minutes left.
Carlisle, too, took the lead as Derek Holmes pounced (17) against the much-fancied Wycombe at The Causeway Stadium.
The lead lasted just 20 minutes, though, as veteran Tommy Mooney lashed home a 25-yard effort on his debut to secure a point for John Gorman's men.
Boston, many people's favourites for promotion, went down 2-0 at Wrexham.
Mark Jones (23) fired home the first, before debutant Lee Roche (83) grabbed the crucial second with seven minutes left.
Peterborough, another side many feel will do very well, went down to a shock 1-0 loss at home to Chester.
Former Morecambe ace Stuart Drummond grabbed the only goal after 70 minutes.
Cheltenham will be delighted with their opening day efforts following a 2-1 win over Bury.
The Robins went ahead through Kayode Odejayi (9), but Dwayne Mattis levelled just ten minutes later.
The winner came from new boy Craig Armstrong with 16 minutes left.
A late goal from Oxford's Chris Hargreaves gave Brian Talbot's side a 1-1 draw at Grimsby, who had taken the lead on the hour through Tony Crane.
Leyton Orient kicked off their campaign with victory thanks to a last minute strike from Efe Echanomi.
Joey Keith had bagged the first goal of the League Two season when he pounced after 63 seconds.
Paul Harsley levelled for The Silkmen on 57 minutes, but Echanomi was on hand to win it for Orient.
Lincoln City came from behind to seal a 1-1 draw against promotion favourites Northampton at Sincil Bank.
Pedji Bojic scored on his debut after 53 minutes for The Cobblers, but Gary Birch - in his first game for Lincoln - levelled ten minutes later.
Darlington and Rushden played out a 1-1 draw at Nene Park.
The Quakers took the lead on 58 minutes thanks to Clyde Wijnhard's penalty, but the lead lasted just a couple of minutes before David Bell fired home.
Grant Holt's burgeoning reputation continues to grow as his goal gave Rochdale a 1-0 win at Shrewsbury.
Carlton Palmer's Mansfield threw away a 2-0 lead at his former club Stockport.
New signings Stephen Dawson (22) and Adam Birchall (31) had made it 2-0 at the break, but The Hatters' own new boy Jermaine Easter fired home twice (48 & 66) in the second half to seal a share of the spoils.
The final game of the day saw Notts County grab a 0-0 draw at Torquay United - who had Tony Bedeau sent off late on.
Click below for match summaries:
Barnet 1-1 Bristol Rovers
Cheltenham 2-1 Bury
Grimsby 1-1 Oxford
Leyton Orient 2-1 Macclesfield
Lincoln 1-1 Northampton
Peterborough 0-1 Chester
Rushden & Diamonds 1-1 Darlington
Shrewsbury 0-1 Rochdale
Stockport 2-2 Mansfield
Torquay 0-0 Notts County
Wrexham 2-0 Boston
Wycombe 1-1 Carlisle
Click here for the League Two table.