Two Review - April 5th

Last updated : 05 April 2009 By Deano
League Two leaders Brentford were pegged back by play-off chasing Bradford City at Valley Parade. Clarke had given the Bees a 63rd minute lead, only to see Thorne level in injury time. Bradford City 8th, Brentford 1st.

With other sides at the top dropping points, Exeter City enhanced their chances of automatic promotion with a 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge at St James' Park. Fleetwood gave City a 16th minute lead, with Strevens levelling in the 36th minute. Fleetwood completed a brace of goals with what proved to be the winner just after the restart. Exeter City 2nd, Dagenham & Redbridge 10th.

Bury had to come from behind against Port Vale at Vale Park to rescue a point, their 9th draw on the road this season. Lawrie gave Vale a 57th minute lead, with Bennett levelling in the 68th minute. Port Vale 18th, Bury 3rd.

AFC Bournemouth enhanced their survival credentials with a thumping 4-0 win over promotion chasing Rochdale at Dean Court. Pitman netted his first professional hat trick with goals in the 12th, 67th and 94 minutes, with Feeney adding one of his own in the 25th minute. AFC Bournemouth 21st, Rochdale 5th.

Gillingham lost ground, but remain in the play-off places following a surprise 2-0 home defeat against Barnet at Preistfield. Furlong in the 23rd minute and an O'Flynn penalty in the 54th minute, was enough for the north London side to claim a valuable 3 points. Gillingham 6th, Barnet 19th.

Shrewsbury Town seem determined not to make the play-off places at the moment having dropped points at the New Meadow for just the 7th time this season as Grimsby Town claimed a valuable point on the road. On loan Conlon gave Grimsby a 55th minute lead, but the advantage only lasted 3 minutes as Davies levelled in the 58th minute. Shrewsbury Town 7th, Grimsby Town 22nd.

Chesterfield will look at a 1-1 draw against Macclesfield at Moss Rose as 2 points dropped in their quest to make the play-offs. Gritton gave the Spirites an 8th minute lead, but saw Evans level in the 15th minute. The Silkmen are sinking closer to the drop zone as each match goes by. Macclesfield 20th, Chesterfield 9th.

It's probably just as well that Accrington Stanley have just about done enough to avoid the drop to the Conference, as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Lincoln City at the Crown Ground. A brace of goals from Kerr in the 4th and 50th minutes was enough for the Imps to take the points back to Lincolnshire. Accrington Stanley 17th, Lincoln City 11th.

If it wasn't for their 17-point deduction, Rotherham United would be sitting pretty in the automatic promotion places following their 1-0 win against Aldershot Town at The Recreation ground. Reid netted the only goal of the game in the 11th minute. Aldershot Town 15th, Rotherham United 14th.

Chester City boosted their chances of remaining in the
Football League with a surprise 2-1 win over Notts County at Meadow Lane, but remain in the drop zone. Mannix gave City a 14th minute lead with Lowe adding to the scoreline in the 49th minute. Edwards scored a consolation in the 88th minute. Notts County 16th, Chester City 23rd.

The remaining game played in League Two saw Darlington (12th) play out a 0-0 draw with Morecambe (13th) at the Darlington Arena.

Wycombe Wanderers (4th) didn't have a game over the weekend as their scheduled opponents, Luton Town (24th) had a victorious trip to Wembley to face League One Scunthorpe United in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final. The League Two outfit fell behind in the 14th minute when Hooper gave the Iron the lead. Martin hit back for the Hatters in the 32nd minute, with Craddock putting the League Two strugglers ahead in the 70th minute. McCann scored a superb goal in the 88th minute to force extra time. Gnakpa scored the winner in the 95th minute in front of 55,378 fans, some 40,000 from Luton.

Latest match Saturday,
4th April 2009
1Brentford 4011723314884211719156543172+23
2Exeter City 41124533237762624191111594768+12
3Bury 41114530187952522181310554067+15
4Wycombe Wanderers 399922714784181416176452865+17
5Rochdale 41106439218582833181112675465+13
6Gillingham 41116436207581833181112545365+1
7Shrewsbury Town 411443401511271524151610553961+16
8Bradford City 411092351763112432161213594960+10
9Chesterfield 4086531248673028161212615260+9
10Dagenham & Redbridge 4093734206872927151114634756+16
11Lincoln City 40610426198392528141313514755+4
12Darlington (-10)40115432167582120181012533654+17
13Morecambe 4079426195871927121711454653-1
14Rotherham United (-17)3996426151055282019119543551+19
15Aldershot Town 4098433284114204313918537148-18
16Notts. County 4166922264882434101417466044-14
17Accrington Stanley 41858242336111631111119405444-14
18Port Vale 40631122326311192812622416042-19
19Barnet 4056825324710243691318496840-19
20Macclesfield Town 41641121355312203711723417240-31
21Bournemouth (-17)411065261346102535141215514837+3
22Grimsby Town 4156928272712173971321456634-21
23Chester City 4147923283513164571222397333-34
24Luton Town (-30)4076733326772328131314566022-4
Colour key
League ChampionsRelegation place(s)Team(s) to be transferred
Promotion place(s)Play-off place(s)Team(s) set to merge
Points adjustments
01/07/2008Luton TownDeducted ten points for financial misconduct of previous owners (passed on 5th June).
10/07/2008Luton TownDeducted 20 points for failing to satisfy the Football League's insolvency rules.
06/08/2008Rotherham UnitedDeducted 17 points for failing to satisfy the Football League rules for exiting administration.
07/08/2008BournemouthDeducted 17 points for failing to satisfy the Football League rules for exiting administration.
25/02/2009DarlingtonDeducted ten points for entering administration.
Position ordering
Teams level on both goal difference and goals scored are initially ordered according to the results of any matches played between one another.