League Two Round-Up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Grimsby moved top of League Two thanks to a 3-0 win over Torquay.Grimsby Town moved top of League Two thanks to a 3-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Torquay United.
The victory at Blundell Park was a straightforward affair, although the deadlock was not broken until just before the interval when Rob Jones netted.
Two second half goals (66 & 77) from Michael Reddy (pictured) sealed victory for The Mariners.
Previous leaders Notts County were defeated for the first time this season as they went down 2-0 at Shrewsbury.
Colin McMenamin (21) put the home side ahead before the win was sealed on the stroke of half time through Dave Walton.
Late on the game was marred by a double sending off as Kelvin Langmead and Julien Baudet both saw red.
Carlisle's terrific form of late continued with a 3-2 success at Whaddon Road against Cheltenham Town.
JJ Melligan (19) fired The Robins ahead, but Carlisle took control as Karl Hawley (22 & 52) and Zigor Aranalde (79) put them 3-1 up.
A late penalty from Grant McCann gave Cheltenham some hope, but it was not enough.
Rochdale are back in the top three after beating Mansfield 2-0 at Spotland.
Goals in either half from Blair Sturrock (25) and Grant Holt (83) were enough for Dale - who played against ten-men for the last half hour after Jon-Olav Hjelde was dismissed.
Chester's bright start to the new campaign continued at a pace as they sealed a 4-0 win over Bristol Rovers.
Ryan Lowe (34), David Artell (35), Marcus Richardson (45) and Gregg Blundell (87) grabbed the goals for Keith Curle's men.
Wycombe are now the only unbeaten team in League Two after their success at home to Barnet.
The winner came from Nathan Tyson after just 21 minutes.
Darlington have dropped down to tenth after they went down to a shock 2-1 home defeat to lowly Oxford.
Eric Sabin put The U's ahead just after the hour, before Craig Davies doubled their advantage 14 minutes from the end.
Adrian Webster pulled one back for The Quakers, but they could not grab an equaliser.
Rushden & Diamonds won only their second game of the season as they came from behind to beat Stockport 3-2.
Phil Gulliver put through his own net after just 20 minutes, but the former Middlesbrough trainee made amends when he levelled just after the interval.
Michael Malcolm put County ahead again on the hour, but they could not hold on as late goals from Chris O'Grady and John Dempster gave The Diamonds all three points.
Peterborough United climbed to eighth with a 2-1 win at Lincoln City.
James Quinn (61) and Adam Newton (69) set up victory for The Posh, although Dean Keates's (85) goal and a sending off for Paul Carden made for a nervous last few minutes.
Northampton romped to a 4-1 win at Moss Rose against Macclesfield Town.
Scott McGleish fired home (44) a penalty to open the scoring and just after the break Ian Taylor fired home.
Martin Bullock pulled one back for The Silkmen on the hour, but it was to no avail as McGleish (79) and Josh Low (90) sealed the win.
Bury remain in the bottom two after they conceded a late goal against Boston at Gigg Lane.
Dwayne Mattis put Bury ahead (38), but The Shakers could not hang on as Lawrie Dudfield (82) struck for The Pilgrims.
The final game saw Leyton Orient come from behind and claim a point at home to Wrexham.
Darren Ferguson (53) put The Red Dragons ahead, but Gary Alexander (80) made sure Martin Ling's men took a share of the spoils.
Bury v Boston United
Cheltenham Town v Carlisle United
Chester City v Bristol Rovers
Darlington v Oxford United
Grimsby Town v Torquay United
Leyton Orient v Wrexham
Lincoln City v Peterborough United
Macclesfield Town v Northampton Town
Rochdale v Mansfield Town
Rushden & Diamonds v Stockport County
Shrewsbury Town v Notts County
Wycombe Wanderers v Barnet