posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 02:57 PM
S#horpe extended their lead at the top of Coca-Cola League Two to five points after a 3-1 win against Shrewsbury on Saturday.
The leaders had taken the lead through Peter Beagrie's penalty and the visitors had David Walton sent off for violent conduct after 30 minutes. Jamie
Tolley gave the home side a scare when he levelled in the 70th minute but the Iron hit back a minute later through Paul Hayes and Cleveland Taylor
added a third 14 minutes from full-time.
S#horpe extended their lead at the summit because Swansea slipped up against Bury at the Vetch Field. Kevin Nugent gave the home side the lead after
two minutes but the Shakers hit back swiftly through David Nugent and Dwayne Mattis. Brian Barry-Murphy added a third after 83 minutes to wrap up the
Yeovil could not take advantage the Swans' slip and lost 3-1 to Lincoln at Sincil Bank. Marcus Richardson's brace and Gary Taylor-Fletcher's strike
put the home side three goals up before Terry Skiverton's consolation.
Leyton Orient's win at Mansfield increases the competition for the automatic promotion places. Andrew Scott scored the only goal of the game after 51
minutes at Field Mill.
Kidderminster remain rooted to the bottom of the table after a 2-0 defeat by Northampton, for whom Scott McGleish and Julian Alsop grabbed the
Oxford's relegation fears eased with a vital away win against Chester. Mark E'Beyer opened the scoring for the visitors before Kevin Ellison levelled.
Matthew Robinson and Steve Basham scored in the second half to hand the points to Darren Patterson's team.
Notts County had Paul Bolland sent off but held on to beat Cambridge 2-1 at Meadow Lane. Chris Palmer and Matty Williams scored for the Magpies while
Shane Tudor scored for the visitors.
Goals from Leo Bertos and Ernie Cooksey gave Rochdale a 2-0 win against Boston at Spotland.
Jonathan Parkin and Graham Potter scored for Macclesfield as they beat Rushden 2-0 at Nene Park.
Wycombe secured a 1-0 win against Bristol Rovers, with Nathan Tyson scoring the winner from the penalty spot.