2View 8th March
Bury won local bragging rights as they saw off rivals Rochdale at Gigg Lane. Bennett netted in the 19th minute to give the home side the lead. The game was just about beyond doubt when Jones extended the advantage in the 84th minute. Buckley pulled one back in the 94th minute to set up a nervy last few seconds. Bury 3rd, Rochdale 5th.
Bradford City thumped Aldershot Town at Valley Parade, running away with a 5-0 win. A brace from Thorne in the 2nd and 54th minutes was added to with strikes from Furman (15th min), Conlon (88th min) and a 90th min own goal to complete a miserable afternoon for the Shots when Day put past his own keeper. Bradford City 4th, Aldershot Town 14th.
Exeter City maintained their push for a further promotion when they recorded their 7th away win of the season against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. Stansfield got the Grecians off to a great start with a goal in the 4th minute, which was added to by Sercombe in the 29th minute. Craddock pulled one back for the Hatters in the 39th minute, but couldn't find an equaliser. Luton Town 24th, Exeter City 6th.
Gillingham added to Accrington Stanley's relegation fears with a 2-0 away win at Livingstone Road. Goals from Jackson (18th min) and Oli (67th min) was enough to claim all 3-points for the Kent side. Accrington Stanley 20th, Gillingham 7th.
Shrewsbury Town are making heavy weather of gaining promotion having spent a fortune back in the Summer. They did manage to overcome Notts County at the New Meadow (just) with a 3-2 win - their 14th home win of the campaign. Butcher had given the visitors a 16th minute lead, with Ashikodi levelling just 4 minutes later. A Holt penalty in the 38th minute gave the Shrews a half time lead. Coughlan extended the lead in the 71st minute, but had to play out a nervy last few minutes after Forte pulled one back for County with 5 minutes to go. Shrewsbury Town 8th, Notts County 15th.
Dagenham & Redbridge look as if they have blown any chance of a play-off place following another home defeat - their 7th of the season - as Morecambe claimed all 3-points. O'Carroll gave the visitors a 13th minute lead, with Drummond scoring just 2 minutes later. Dagenham & Redbridge 9th, Morecambe 10th.
Cash strapped Darlington suffered just their 4th home defeat of the season, going down 2-1 to Macclesfield at The Arena. Poole scored for Darlo in the 61st minute, but saw Evans net a brace in the 40th and 67th minutes. The latter coming from the penalty spot. Darlington 12th, Macclesfield 16th.
The local derby involving Grimsby Town and Lincoln City at Blundell Park served up 6-goals as the home side climbed back out of the drop zone. Proudlock netted a hat trick with strikes in the 42nd, 82nd and 84th minutes, with Akpa Akpro adding to the tally in the 78th and 92nd minutes. City's only response came from N'Guessan in the 60th minute from the penalty spot. Grimsby Town 22nd, Lincoln City 13th.
Barnet gave themselves some breathing space with a fine 3-1 over fellow strugglers Chester City at Underhill. O'Flynn gave the home side a 51st minute lead, with Ellison levelling 7 minutes later. But that's is as good as it got for the visitors as O'Flynn restored the advantage in the 69th minute, from the penalty spot, with Furlong completing the scoring in the 74th minute. Barnet 19th, Chester City 21st.
The other two game in League Two both finished 0-0. The games involving Rotherham United (18th)/Brentford (1st) and AFC Bournemouth (23rd)/Port Vale (17th) both drew blanks.
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