League Two round-up

Crawley hit four as Bradford come back in the final minute

By Hayley Paterson.   Last Updated: 03/09/11 6:24pm

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Two late Alan Connell strikes helped Swindon to come from behind and beat League Two leaders Rotherham.

The Millers took an early lead when former Town loan star Alex Revell guided a header past Mattia Lanzano.

Matt Ritchie equalised for the hosts, his third of the campaign, but following the interval Rotherham were back in front again when an unmarked Revell nodded home a Marcus Marshall free-kick.

Despite being 2-1 down, Swindon were by far the better of the two and when Rotherham's Danny Schofield received his second booking the ten men were punished as Connell levelled the score with his first touch.

Connell then connected with a Ritchie cross to put the Robins in front for the first time in the game which was again marred when Alberto Comazzi was given his marching orders for a second yellow after tripping Brett Williams.

Despite the two sides being a man down it was the home side that came away with the crucial three points in what has been a colourful week for Robins manager Paolo Di Canio after his Carling Cup bust-up with striker Leon Clarke.

Crawley piled the pressure on Rotherham's early kick-off defeat with a comfortable win over Bristol Rovers.

Tyrone Barnett fired home just before the quarter hour mark and Ben Smith's header 14 minutes later made it an uphill task for Rovers.

Delightful free-kick

The goal of the game came in the 74th minute as Matthew Tubbs curled in a delightful free-kick after Sergio Torres was fouled on the edge of the box.

Rovers did respond in the form of Lee Brown with ten minutes remaining but it was no more than consolation as Barnett netted his second of the game for a comfortable 4-1 victory. That win sees Crawley level on points with Scott's side and third-placed Morecambe.

Morecambe dropped two points when Bradford's Ross Hannah swept in a late equaliser to cancel out unlikely scorer Izak Reid's opener.

Reid's goal was just his second in three years but Hannah's effort brought the Bantams fans to their feet.

Bottom of the table Plymouth continued their miserable run of form with another loss, this time at the hands of Burton.

Albion's Justin Richards struck in the first half and a 57th minute strike by Calvin Zola was enough for the hosts to condemn Argyle's fortunes further with Will Atkinson's late tap-in not enough for Peter Reid's side.

Hereford moved out of the drop zone with a dramatic winner from Sam Winnall in the 85th minute against Dagenham and Redbridge.

The Bulls, who were second from bottom before the tie, moved up one spot for their first win of the season.

Christian Jolley netted in emphatic fashion with minutes to spare to snatch a 3-2 win for Terry Brown's AFC Wimbledon over Port Vale.

Jack Midson had put the Dons ahead five minutes before the half-time whistle but a minute after the restart Louis Dodds curled a clinical effort into the top corner.

Equaliser

A superb strike from Gareth Gwillim across the goalkeeper looked to have claimed three points for the Dons, however, a late Sam Morsy equaliser then looked like both sides would share the spoils.

However Jolley had other ideas and in the dying minutes sent the home side's crowd into jubilation.

Nicky Wroe smashed home a last-minute spot-kick to give Shrewsbury a much-needed win as they faced high-flying Gillingham.

Wroe had to retake his penalty after the referee felt there was too much activity in the box, however he still kept his nerve to net in the 90th minute.

Aldershot's Mark Rankine headed home in the 72nd minute to beat Cheltenham 1-0 at the Recreation Ground.

Both he and Danny Hylton rose highest for the header, however Rankine just got there before his strike partner.

Southend and Northampton played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Roots Hall.

Bilel Mohsni broke the deadlock in the 27th minute and Southend went 2-0 up through Ryan Hall.

However the Cobblers responded a minute later through Adebayo Akinfenwa and then Arron Davies five minutes after to share the spoils.

Torquay smashed three past Macclesfield thanks to Brian Saah's header, a well-worked Chris McPhee finish in his 50th game for the club and Eunan O'Kane killed off Town in the final minutes.

Shaun Miller bagged a brace for Crewe as Alexandra thumped Oxford at home 3-1.

The striker fired his first on the half-hour mark and again seven minutes later as United looked dead and buried early doors.

Ajay Leitch-Smith hampered any sign of a comeback with Alexandra's third as Liam Davis' nod in the 77th minute was not enough for Chris Wilder's outfit.

Barnet and Accrington played out a 0-0 draw despite Stanley being reduced to nine men in what was the only goalless encounter in League Two.

Charlie Barnett was given his second yellow just before the interval and Kevin Long later joined him after receiving a straight red in the 90th minute.

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