Vale beat Gills to go top

  • Last Updated: January 12 2013, 19:19 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in npower League Two, including Port Vale's victory over Gillingham.

Port Vale celebrate against Gillingham
Port Vale celebrate against Gillingham

Port Vale moved above opponents Gillingham to the summit of npower League Two with a 2-1 win in the top-of-the-table clash at Priestfield.

All three goals came in the first 21 minutes, with Tom Pope and Lee Hughes putting the visitors 2-0 ahead before Danny Kedwell (21) pulled one back.

Exeter moved up to third with a 3-0 win at home to Southend, with John O'Flynn scoring either side of Scot Bennett's effort.

  • League Two
Position Player Score
1 Port Vale 52
2 Gillingham 51
3 Exeter 44
4 Rotherham 43
5 Cheltenham 43
6 Burton Alb 42
7 Southend 40
8 Fleetwood 40
9 Bradford 40
10 Northamptn 39
11 Chesterfld 39
12 Oxford Utd 38

Rotherham are down to fourth after a surprise 2-0 home loss at the hands of Barnet, who scored through Jake Hyde and substitute Andrew Yiadom, while Cheltenham slip to fifth after being held 1-1 at home to York.

Shaun Harrad (67) put Cheltenham in front, but Jason Walker equalised six minutes from time.

Burton Albion are up to sixth courtesy of a 2-1 win over Torquay, who had taken the lead through Ryan Jarvis just before the interval. Calvin Zola (59) and Matthew Paterson (84) turned things around for the home side.

Bottom side Bristol Rovers enjoyed only their second away win of the season, hammering Fleetwood Town 3-0 thanks to goals from Danny Woodards, Eliot Richards and John-Joe O'Toole.

They are now just one point behind AFC Wimbledon, who were held 2-2 at home by Wycombe.

Paul McCallum scored twice after Jo Kuffour had given Wycombe an early lead, but the visitors claimed a point through substitute Matt McClure 18 minutes from time.

Plymouth moved above AFC Wimbledon thanks to a 2-1 home win over Morecambe, who could only manage an 80th-minute consolation from Ryan Williams after Conor Hourihane (10) and Paris Cowan-Hall (16) had put the Pilgrims in charge.

Elsewhere, Troy Brown and Daniel Lopez gave Aldershot a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley, while Chesterfield eased past Northampton 3-0 thanks to a goal from James O'Shea and a Marc Richards double inside the first 25 minutes.

  • League Two
Team Score Team
Aldershot 2 - 0 Accrington
Exeter 3 - 0 Southend
Fleetwood 0 - 3 Bristol R
Dag + Red 2 - 1 Rochdale
Gillingham 1 - 2 Port Vale
Rotherham 0 - 2 Barnet
Bradford 1 - 2 Oxford Utd
Cheltenham 1 - 1 York City
Chesterfld 3 - 0 Northamptn
AFC W'don 2 - 2 Wycombe
Burton Alb 2 - 1 Torquay
Plymouth 2 - 1 Morecambe

Peter Leven scored a 90th-minute penalty winner for Oxford at Bradford, who had seen Nahki Wells' early opener cancelled out by Sean Rigg (18).

And there was also a last-minute winner at Dagenham and Redbridge, where Medy Elito grabbed the winner for the home side in a 2-1 success over Rochdale. Andrew Tutte opened the scoring for the visitors on 72 minutes, but Abu Ogogo equalised just three minutes later.


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