League Two round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wycombe and Grimsby were beaten on Monday allowing Leyton Orient to close the gap.Top two Wycombe and Grimsby were beaten on Monday allowing Leyton Orient to close the gap on the pair.
Wycombe went down 5-4 to Macclesfield after an amazing game at The Causeway Stadium.
Macclesfield stunned the home side by racing into a three-goal lead within the opening quarter of an hour thanks to goals from Clyde Wijnhard (2) and Danny Whittaker.
Tommy Mooney pulled a goal back from the spot on the half hour mark and he reduced the arrears further with his second just past the hour.
Russell Martin pulled the hosts level on 71 minutes and an own goal from David Morley amazingly put Wycombe in front.
Macclesfield refused to lie down and drew level courtesy of Jon Parkin and he grabbed the winner nine minutes from time.
Grimsby were beaten 2-1 by Carlisle at Blundell Park
Two goals from Zigor Aranalde gave the visitors the spoils after Ciaran Toner had given the home side a dream start on eight minutes.
Kevin Gray was sent off for Carlisle, but they held on for the spoils.
Leyton Orient moved level on points with Grimsby with a 2-1 victory at Boston.
Jacob Iberhere fired Orient in front on 44 minutes, but Stewart Talbot drew Boston level four minutes after the break. Gary Alexander grabbed the winner for the visitors on 58 minutes.
Managerless Stockport were denied a rare win with John Finnigan's late goal earning Cheltenham a 2-2 draw.
Matthew Hamshaw gave Stockport the lead on 35 minutes only for Brian Wilson to reply for Cheltenham.
Liam Dickinson restored the home side's lead on 76 minutes and it looked like being enough until Finnigan popped up in the final minute.
Jamie Forrester's last-gasp goal gave Bristol Rovers a 3-2 win at struggling Rushden & Diamonds.
Alun Armstrong and James Hunt were sent off before half time for a scuffle between the pair.
Drewe Broughton (44, 84 twice brought Rushden level after Stuart Campbell (41) and Steve Elliott (49) netted for Rovers.
It looked like both sides would have to share the spoils until Forrester netted at the death.
Oxford picked up all three points after an impressive 1-0 win at Chester with Steve Basham netting the winner 15 minutes from time.
Torquay remain in the bottom three after a late 3-2 defeat at Darlington.
Tresor Kandol gave the hosts the lead on 14 minutes, but Martin Phillips drew Torquay level right on half time.
Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu restored the home side's lead on 76 minutes, but Alan Connell looked to have earned Torquay a point with an 89th minute leveller only for Nsungu to net the winner from the penalty spot in the dying seconds.
Managerless Lincoln were held to a goalless draw by Mansfield on the day Keith Alexander was put on leave.
Notts County leapfrogged Barnet in the table with a 1-0 win at Meadow Lane with Daniel Martin notching the winner with his first goal for the club on ten minutes.
Peterborough piled on the misery on Bury with a 4-1 win at London Road.
James Quinn got the ball rolling with the opener and a Colin Woodthorpe own goal doubled the lead.
Sagi Burton and Jamie Day got in on the act in the second half and Dave Challinor's goal was nothing more than a late consolation for Bury.
An unfortunate own goal from Josh Low earned Rochdale a 1-1 draw with Northampton at Spotland.
Pedj Bojic gave Northampton the lead on 49 minutes, but they were pegged back when Low put through his own net on 71 minutes.
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Boston United 1-2 Leyton Orient
Chester 0-1 Oxford United
Darlington 3-2 Torquay
Grimsby 1-2 Carlisle United
Mansfield 0-0 Lincoln City
Notts County 1-0 Barnet
Peterborough 4-1 Bury
Rochdale 1-1 Northampton
Rushden & Diamonds 2-3 Bristol Rovers
Stockport 2-2 Cheltenham
Wycombe 4-5 Macclesfield