League Two round-up: Lincoln and Newport earn wins
Lincoln stay three points clear of Newport after victories for both sides.
Last Updated: 29/09/18 6:52pm
Lincoln consolidated their position at the top of Sky Bet League Two with a 2-0 win at Cheltenham.
Both goals came in the second half as the home side's resistance was finally broken in the 74th minute through a Craig Alcock own goal, with Shay McCartan adding the second 10 minutes from the end.
The Imps have a three-point cushion over Newport, who are now second in the table after their 4-2 comeback victory against Cambridge.
Exeter slipped five points behind Lincoln after they were denied victory at Port Vale by Idris Kanu's stoppage-time header. It finished 1-1 at Vale Park, when it had looked like Nicky Law's strike would give the Grecians the win.
Stevenage climbed six places up to fourth in the table after Ben Kennedy's goal gave them a 1-0 success at Carlisle, who dropped out of the play-off places as a result.
None of the other teams in the top seven won. Colchester lost 2-1 at home to Bury, who led through goals from Byron Moore and Chris Dagnall. Luke Norris replied for the Us with a late penalty.
Oldham drew 0-0 at Swindon, who had Matthew Taylor sent off in injury time. Forest Green had to settle for a point at bottom club Macclesfield after Scott Wilson cancelled out Dayle Grubb's opener for Rovers.
Yeovil lost 3-1 at Crawley. Ollie Palmer, Ashley Nathaniel-George and Filipe Morais scored for the Reds after Carl Dickinson's goal for the Glovers had levelled up the game at 1-1.
Grimsby are in the bottom two after losing 2-1 at home to Morecambe, despite taking an early lead through Elliot Embleton's strike. Rhys Oates and Liam Mandeville netted to turn the game in the visitors' favour.
Notts County moved above Grimsby after getting their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory against Crewe at Meadow Lane. Rob Milsom and Jordan Bowery exchanged goals before Elliott Hewitt's winning strike.
Goals by Timi Elsnik, CJ Hamilton and a double from Danny Rose saw Mansfield defeat Northampton 4-0, while MK Dons and Tranmere drew 1-1, with Chuks Aneke and Jon Smith on the scoresheet in Milton Keynes.