S#horpe stayed two points clear at the summit of the Coca-Cola League Two table with a 2-0 win at home to 10-man Grimsby. Paul Hayes scored a goal in
each half, while the Mariners had Jon Daly red-carded for violent conduct in the first half.
Leyton Orient lost ground on the leaders after being held to a 1-1 draw at Chester. Lee Steele put the Londoners ahead with his 12th goal of the
season but an equaliser seven minutes from the end by Cortez Belle earned Ian Rush's side a point.
Lee Trundle's late penalty was enough to hand Swansea a narrow win at home to Bristol Rovers as the Welsh side moved into second spot.
Yeovil moved up to third thanks to Bartosz Tarachulski's 84th-minute winner in an otherwise goalless match at Wycombe.
Lincoln came from behind to earn a dramatic 3-2 win at home to Northampton. The Cobblers had led 2-0 thanks to goals by Eric Sabin and Scott McGleish
but two in three minutes by Simon Yeo brought things level. And substitute Marcus Richardson pounced in injury-time to seal an amazing victory for
Keith Alexander's men.
Kidderminster remain at the bottom of the table after a 4-0 reverse at home to Boston. Andy Kirk's hat-trick - two from the penalty spot - after Lee
Beevers' opener, helped the Pilgrims move four places up the table to seventh, to the dismay of Harriers fans.
Managerless Notts County's 3-0 rout at home to fellow strugglers Shrewsbury lifted them out of the relegation zone. Paul Bolland, Glynn Hurst and
Chris Palmer were all on target at Meadow Lane as their midlands opponents crumbled.
Graham Rix's position as Oxford manager seems to be in further danger after a damaging 4-0 defeat by Southend at Roots Hall. Mark Gower opened the
scoring before goals from Fredy Eastwood, Lawrie Dudfield and Adam Barrett completed the stroll for the Shrimpers.
Grant Holt's double sparked a 2-1 win for Rochdale over Cambridge in a match with two sending-offs.
Two goals from former Blackburn midfielder Craig Hignett inspired Darlington to a vital 2-1 win away to Rushden, with Gary Mulligan's late goal little
more than a consolation.
A Grant McCann penalty in the second half helped John Ward's Cheltenham to a 1-0 win at home to Bury, while Macclesfield won by the same scoreline at
Mansfield with a Mike Sheron strike.