Northampton boost survival hopes

  • Last Updated: January 4 2014, 20:46 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 2, including a much-needed victory for bottom side Northampton.

Northampton's Darren Carter celebrates after scoring his side's second
Northampton's Darren Carter celebrates after scoring his side's second

Bottom side Northampton boosted their hopes of beating the drop in Sky Bet League Two with a 2-1 win at promotion hopefuls Newport.

Hallam Hope put the visitors ahead before Harry Worley headed in an equaliser for County.

But Darren Carter bagged the winner two minutes into the second half.

Torquay, who sacked manager Alan Knill in midweek, remain in the relegation zone with Northampton after a 1-1 draw with Morecambe.

Aaron Downes put the Gulls ahead but Robbie Threlfall earned the visitors a share of the spoils.

AFC Wimbledon claimed a first win in eight league games with a comfortable 3-0 success at Wycombe.

Debutant Charlie Wyke and Sammy Moore put the visitors 2-0 up before Wanderers had Anthony Stewart sent off for bringing down Kevin Saint-Luce in the box.

Jack Midson scored from the resulting penalty although Wimbledon also ended with 10 men as Jim Fenlon was dismissed.

York were 3-1 winners over Dagenham with all the goals coming in the second half.

Ryan Bowman and a brace from Wes Fletcher put the Minstermen in control, with Rhys Murphy getting a consolation for the visitors.

The only other game to go ahead amidst the stormy weather battering the country was Mansfield's 1-0 win at Exeter, with Lee Stevenson scoring the winner just before the interval.

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