2View - 22nd March
With Brentford playing Dagenham & Redbridge on Monday, the opportunity was there for the chasing pack to make up ground.
Rochdale secured a vital win against Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park as the Lancashire side collected their 8th win on the road. Le Fondre netted the only goal of the game in the 90th minute. Wycombe Wanderers 4th, Rochdale 2nd.
Gillingham were hoping to close the gap, and consolidate 2nd place, but slipped to a 3-0 defeat against struggling Grimsby Town at Blundell Park.
Akpa Akpro gave the Mariners a 33rd minute lead, with Hegarty and Conlon adding to the tally in the 58th and 93rd minutes respectively. The win lifts Grimsby Town out of the drop zone again. Grimsby Town 22nd, Gillingham 3rd.
Bury were surprisingly held by struggling Chester City at Gigg Lane. Morrell gave the home side the lead just before break with Lowe rescuing a valuable point for the Cheshire side in the 90th minute. The result sees City drop in to the bottom 2 for the first time this season. Bury 5th, Chester City 23rd.
Accrington Stanley eased any relegation fears they might have had by coming from behind against Exeter City at Livingstone Road. Stansfield had given the Grecians a 5th minute lead, only to see Miles equalise in the 34th minute and Lindfield secure the winner in the 64th minute. Accrington Stanley 18th, Exeter City 6th.
Bradford City's poor recent run continued with a single goal defeat at home against Port Vale at Valley Parade. Howland netted the only goal of the game in the 49th minute to ease any relegation fears they might have had. Bradford City 8th, Port Vale 17th.
With four matches in hand over many above them, could Rotherham United still make the play-offs, even though they started the season with a 17 point deduction? Any hopes of achieving that goal were helped with a 3-0 win over Chesterfield at the Don Valley Stadium as a brace from Reid (38th and 55th mins) and a Mills goal in the 83rd minute helped the home side to their 9th home win of the season. Rotherham United 15th, Chesterfield 10th.
Darlington clawed back a further 3 points from the 10 they were deducted as they saw off Aldershot Town at The Arena. Main gave the home side the lead on the stroke of half time, with Carlton extending the lead in the 72nd minute to condemn the Hampshire side to their 13th away defeat of the season. Darlington 12th, Aldershot Town 14th.
Barnet eased their relegation fears with a hard fought win over Lincoln City at Underhill, that after O'Connor had given the Imps a 15th minute lead. O'Flynn levelled in the 37th minute with Adomah giving the Bees the lead in the 63rd minute. Patulea levelled for the visitors 2 minutes later only to see O'Flynn score the winner with 3 minutes left on the clock. Barnet 20th, Lincoln City 13th.
The recent fine run for AFC Bournemouth came to an end at Dean Court as Notts County claimed their first away win of 2009 and their 4th on the road this season. Weston scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute. AFC Bournemouth 21st, Notts County 16th.
Can Luton Town escape the drop to the Conference? The chances of them doing do remain as they managed to claim a single goal victory over Macclesfield at Kenilworth Road. A Craddock penalty in the 69th minutes proved to be enough as the gap to safety came down to 11 points. Luton Town 24th, Macclesfield 19th.
The only other game played in League Two saw Shrewsbury Town (7th) draw 0-0 with Morecambe (11th) at the New Meadow.
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