League Two round-up
Shrimps hit Crawley for six, Pilgrims still search for win
By Steve Pass. Last Updated: 10/09/11 10:54pm
Morecambe hit previous leaders Crawley for six to go top of League Two on goal difference, while rock bottom Plymouth are still searching for their first win.
Danny Carlton scored a hat-trick as Morecambe beat Crawley 6-0 go top, while the Red Devils slipped to fourth with the heavy defeat.
Lewis Grabban grabbed a brace as Rotherham beat Dagenham & Redbridge 3-1 to remain second, level on points with the Shrimps.
Shrewsbury made it four wins in a row with a 3-1 win over Hereford in the early kick-off to rise to third in the table, with Marvin Morgan notching a brace for the Shrews, who also had Terry Gornell sent off for serious foul play.
Jeff Goulding scored from the penalty spot and James Spencer added a late second as Cheltenham beat Macclesfield to go fifth.
Aldershot 1 AFC Wimbledon 1
Bradford 2 Bristol Rovers 2
Cheltenham 2 Macclesfield 0
Crewe 3 Barnet 1
Gillingham 1 Accrington 1
Morecambe 6 Crawley 0
Northampton 0 Torquay 0
Oxford 2 Burton 2
Plymouth 0 Port Vale 2
Rotherham 3 Dagenham & Redbridge 1
Shrewsbury 3 Hereford 1
Swindon 2 Southend 0
Torquay dropped to sixth after being held to a goalless stalemate at Northampton, who have now not won in five attempts.
Both teams finished with ten men as rock-bottom Plymouth slipped to a 2-0 home defeat to Port Vale, with Gary Roberts scoring a brace for the Valiants, who rose to seventh with the win.
Luke Rooney scored a late penalty as eighth-placed Gillingham salvaged a point against Accrington, while Danny Hylton also scored a last-gasp equaliser as Aldershot earned a point against ten-man AFC Wimbledon, who had Ricky Wellard sent off after Max Porter had notched the opener.
Justin Richards scored a brace as tenth-placed Burton came from two goals down to claim a point at Oxford, who had earlier scored via Alfie Potter and Peter Leven.
Adam Dugdale was among the scorers as Crewe made it three wins on the bounce with a 3-1 success over strugglers Barnet, while substitute Jonathan Smith and Mehdi Kerrouche were on target as Swindon beat Southend 2-0 to register their third home league win of the campaign.
Michael Flynn scored a brace as Bradford twice came from behind to earn a point against Bristol Rovers at Valley Parade.