League Two round-up
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stockport pulled off a shock 2-1 win against high-flying Grimsby Town.Stockport County pulled off a shock 2-1 win against high-flying Grimsby Town to lift themselves out of the League Two drop zone, whilst also deny The Mariners top spot in the process.
Third-placed Grimsby travelled Edgeley Park knowing a win against the bottom side would send them to the top of the division ahead of Carlisle and Wycombe.
Things were going to plan for the visitors when Michael Reddy gave them the lead three minutes after half time, and Jim Gannon's struggling Hatters seemingly had no chance - especially without top scorer Jermaine Easter who looks to be heading to Wycombe.
Adam Le Fondre proved to be the hero for Stockpot though, as he came off the bench to score twice in seven minutes, on 72 and 79, to claim an unlikely three points for the hosts.
The win not only saw Stockport move off the foot of the table, but also out of the relegation zone thanks to Torquay's 3-1 home defeat against Rochdale.
Chris Dagnall and skipper Gary Jones had put Dale 2-0 ahead before Morike Sako gave The Gulls hope of getting something from the game.
However, Rickie Lambert squashed all hope at Plainmoor with his 68th minute strike sealing the three points to pile the pressure on the Devon side.
Mansfield took the lead at home against Chester thanks to Danny Reet's 51st-minute goal, but the evening soon soured for The Stags, starting with Scott McNiven's equaliser three minutes later.
Richie Barker made matters worse for the hosts when he was sent off for a second bookable offence on 66 minutes, and Derek Asamoah rubbed salt into the wounds by grabbing the winner for Chester three minute later as they won 2-1.
Northampton came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw at Notts County, with Jason Crowe cancelling out David Pipe's first half opener.
Lee Crooks put The Magpies back in front 15 minutes from time but Eoin Jess levelled again two minutes later as The Cobblers bagged a point.