League Two Round-Up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Grimsby maintained their League Two lead despite being held by Boston.Julian Joachim snatched a late 1-1 draw against Grimsby Town but it did not stop The Mariners maintaining their League Two lead.
Grimsby looked like building on their Carling Cup win over Spurs in midweek with a win at Boston thanks to Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala's early penalty.
However, despite being down to 10-men, with Ian Ross sent off early in the first half, former Leeds striker Julian Joachim earned a share of the spoils in injury time.
Carlisle United began the day second in the table but slipped to a 3-2 defeat to Leyton Orient at Brunton Park.
It began so well for the Cumbrians with Brendan McGill opening the scoring, but goals from Gary Alexander, Matthew Lockwood and Jabo Ibehre put the visitors 3-1 up at the interval.
Peter Murphy pulled one back for the home side late on, however it proved nothing more than a consolation.
Rochdale leap-frogged Carlisle in the table despite being pegged back by Barnet.
Grant Holt gave the visitors a first-half lead, but with the finishing line in sight Giuliano Grazioli rescued a late point for newly-promoted Barnet.
Wycombe remain unbeaten but were made to sweat for the points against Mansfield Town at Field Mill.
The visitors were in cruise control at the half-time interval with a Kevin Betsy hat-trick firing Wycombe into a commanding 3-0 lead.
However, Richie Barker and Simon Brown pulled goals back in the second half, however they failed to find that all-important equaliser in the closing 15 minutes of the game.
Notts County missed the chance to close on the leading pack after being held to a goalless draw at home by Rushden & Diamonds, while Stockport's clash with Chester also finished scoreless.
Bristol Rovers secured all three points at home to Darlington thanks to Richard Walker's goal on the stroke of half-time.
Northampton's solid start to the season came unstuck against Cheltenham at Sixfields.
Kayode Odejayi bagged a brace for the visitors with Ian Taylor's goal not enough for The Cobblers to salvage a point.
Second half goals from Neil Sorvel and Duane Darby gave Shrewsbury a 2-0 win over Peterborough United.
Thomas Kennedy netted late on for Bury, but it was not enough to prevent the side slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Oxford.
The U's claimed all three points thanks to first-half goals from Lee Mansell and Lee Bradbury.
Macclesfield Town remain near the foot of the table after being held by Wrexham at The Racecourse Ground.
Lincoln City astonishingly finished with eight men as Torquay beat The Imps 2-1.
It all began so well for the visitors at Plainmoor with Gareth McAuley giving Lincoln a 1-0 lead.
However, it was a disastrous second half with Darren Garner and Alan Connell turning the contest around.
Amazingly Lincoln had three players sent off in the closing stages with Lee Beevers, Alan Marriott and Paul Morgan sent for early baths.
Click below for match summaries:
Barnet 1-1 Rochdale
Boston United 1-1 Grimsby Town
Bristol Rovers 1-0 Darlington
Carlisle United 2-3 Leyton Orient
Mansfield Town 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers
Northampton Town 1-2 Cheltenham Town
Notts County v Rushden 0-0 Diamonds
Oxford United 2-1 Bury
Peterborough United 0-2 Shrewsbury Town
Stockport County 0-0 Chester City
Torquay United 2-1 Lincoln City
Wrexham 1-1 Macclesfield Town