Scunthorpe held at Newport

  • Last Updated: March 1 2014, 20:04 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 2.

Wycombe held Southend to a 1-1 draw
Wycombe held Southend to a 1-1 draw

Scunthorpe missed the opportunity to go the top of the Sky Bet League 2 table after being held to a 2-2 draw at Newport.

Team Score Team
York City 2 - 1 Exeter
Fleetwood 0 - 0 AFC W'don
Dag + Red 0 - 0 Mansfield
Plymouth 5 - 0 Morecambe
Burton Alb 2 - 1 Accrington
Hartlepool 3 - 0 Torquay
Rochdale 3 - 0 Oxford Utd
Northamptn 0 - 0 Bristol R
Cheltenham 2 - 1 Bury
Newport 2 - 2 Scunthorpe
Southend 1 - 1 Wycombe

The Iron could have moved to the summit, for 24 hours at least with leaders Chesterfield in action on Sunday, but Chris Zebroski's injury-time goal kept them in second.

Position Player Score
1 Chesterfld 61
2 Scunthorpe 60
3 Rochdale 60
4 Burton Alb 56
5 Oxford Utd 55
6 Fleetwood 53
7 Southend 50
8 Plymouth 48
9 Hartlepool 45
10 York City 43
11 Newport 43
12 AFC W'don 42
13 Cheltenham 42
14 Dag + Red 41
15 Morecambe 40
16 Bury 39
17 Bristol R 39
18 Exeter 39
19 Portsmouth 39
20 Mansfield 39
21 Wycombe 38
22 Accrington 37
23 Northamptn 33
24 Torquay 30

Lee Minshull had put Newport ahead midway through the first half, although Paddy Madden's strike just after the hour mark and David Syers' 83rd-minute goal looked to have given all three points until Zebroski rescued a share of the spoils for the hosts.

Scott Hogan fired in a hat-trick as Rochdale strengthened their bid for automatic promotion with a 3-0 win against Oxford at Spotland.

Hogan's goals in the 45th, 50th and 62nd minutes underlined the home side's superiority and moved Keith Hill's men five points clear of the play-off places.

Billy Kee's double against former club Accrington clinched a 2-1 win for promotion hopefuls Burton.

Kee grabbed the 79th minute winner from the penalty spot after his first-half opener had been cancelled out by a Dean Winnard goal.

Fleetwood and Southend, who sit sixth and seventh in the standings, were both held to draws by Wimbledon and Wycombe respectively.

While it was a goalless stalemate at Highbury Stadium, Daniel Bentley's own goal earned Wycombe a point after Barry Corr had put Southend ahead.

Torquay remain rooted to the foot of the table after a 3-0 defeat at Hartlepool, who claimed victory thanks to strikes from Jack Barmby, Luke James and Marlon Harewood.

Plymouth remain three points ahead of Hartlepool in eighth after thumping Morecambe 5-0, thanks to goals from Durrell Berry, two from Lewis Alessandra, Curtis Nelson and Andres Gurrieri.

York stretched their unbeaten run to five games and consolidated their place in the top half of the table following a 2-1 win over Exeter, with strikes from John McCombe and Michael Coulson sealing victory with Scot Bennett's goal for the Magpies only a consolation.

Byron Harrison's 82nd-minute winner gave Cheltenham a 2-1 success over Bury, who had taken the lead through Clive Platt only for Ashley Vincent and then Harrison to condemn the Shakers.

Northampton are four points adrift of safety after a goalless draw against Bristol Rovers, while there were also no goals in the clash between Dagenham and Mansfield.


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