Morecambe win; Cobblers draw
A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 2.
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Surprise package Morecambe are sitting pretty on top of the Sky Bet League 2 table with a maximum haul of 12 points from four matches following a 2-1 win on the road at Cambridge.
Teenager Paul Mullin proved the hero for the Shrimps on this occasion, with the 19-year-old netting twice at Abbey Stadium, either side of a Tom Elliott score for the hosts.
Burton also went into the weekend having recorded a hat-trick of early victories, but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Newport, with Chris Zebroski putting County ahead before John Mousinho levelled.
Portsmouth moved alongside Gary Rowett's side on 10 points after Craig Westcarr's 80th-minute strike proved enough to give them a 1-0 triumph away from home at Oxford, who are without a point.
Cheltenham are another team to hit double figures in the points department after they recovered from falling 2-0 behind at Tranmere to prevail 3-2 thanks to Koby Arthur, Matt Richards and Jordan Wynter all netting in a six-minute second-half blitz.
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|Cambridge||1 - 2||Morecambe|
|Dag + Red||2 - 0||Mansfield|
|Bury||2 - 1||Plymouth|
|Accrington||2 - 2||Luton Town|
|AFC W'don||1 - 2||Hartlepool|
|Exeter||1 - 1||York City|
|Carlisle||1 - 1||Southend|
|Stevenage||1 - 3||Wycombe|
|Newport||1 - 1||Burton Alb|
|Oxford Utd||0 - 1||Portsmouth|
|Tranmere||2 - 3||Cheltenham|
|Northamptn||1 - 1||Shrewsbury|
At the other end of the table, Hartlepool picked up their first points of the season when coming from behind to win 2-1 at AFC Wimbledon, with Charlie Wyke levelling just two days after joining on loan and Marlon Harewood then hitting the winner.
Accrington looked in control against Luton when James Gray and Luke Joyce hit the target early on, but the Hatters hit back through Luke Rooney and Jake Howells for a 2-2 draw, with all the goals scored before half-time.
Bury were fast out of the blocks via strikes from Tom Soares and Danny Rose and the Shakers survived conceding a Reuben Reid penalty to beat Plymouth 2-1, while Luke Howell and Abu Ogogo netted as Dagenham & Redbridge saw off Mansfield 2-0.
There were 1-1 draws between Carlisle and Southend and Exeter and York, while it was the same result in the clash between Northampton and Shrewsbury, with the visitors overcoming the dismissal of Liam Lawrence to edge ahead through James Collins, only for Emile Sinclair to equalise in the final minute of normal time.
Wycombe came from behind to run out convincing 3-1 winners at Stevenage, with Paul Hayes, Peter Murphy and Matt McClure all on target after Darius Charles had broken the deadlock for the hosts.