posted on Dec, 18 2004 @ 03:15 PM
S#horpe retained their seven-point lead at the summit, coming from behind to record a 3-1 win away to struggling Rushden at Nene Park.
Gary Mulligan shocked the high-flying visitors just four minutes in but Andy Butler put paid to his opener with goals after 31 and 49 minutes. An
injury-time strike by Steve Torpey ended any hopes Rushden had of salvaging a point from the game.
Yeovil kept themselves within reach with a thrilling 3-2 win against Leyton Orient. Bart Tarachulski broke the deadlock after 26 minutes and Paul
Terry made it 2-0 to the Glovers before the half was finished. But Efe Echanomi pulled one back for Orient before Daniel Chillingworth levelled the
scores with little more than 15 minutes to go. However, Aaron Davies scored three minutes later to hand Gary Johnson's side victory.
Northampton emerged victorious against Macclesfield at Moss Rose, winning 3-1. Joshua Low opened the scoring five minutes into the second half but
Graham Potter's goal for the Silkmen pegged the Cobblers back. However, Charley Hearn scored with 12 minutes left and Low grabbed his second to seal
the win for Colin Calderwood's side.
Flamboyant Swansea striker Lee Trundle hammered home a hat-trick to help his side to a 4-0 romp at home to Notts County. Paul Connor also got in on
the act as helpless County could provide no stiff opposition.
A goal by Keith Ryan a minute from full-time was enough for Wycombe to beat eighth-placed Lincoln at home, while Boston beat Darlington 3-1 to move
four places up the table.
Struggling Cambridge won a useful point but remain second from bottom after drawing 1-1 at home to Bury, Amadou Konte's equaliser cancelling out David
Nugent's opener for Bury.
Kidderminster suffered yet another defeat, this time beaten 2-0 at Cheltenham. Harriers offered no reply to Steve Guinan's 53rd-minute goal and the
defeat was definite when Tom Bennett scored an own goal at the death.
Rochdale were unable to find a way past Bristol Rovers as their encounter ended in stalemate.
Struggling Shrewsbury suffered a crushing 2-0 home defeat by Mansfield, the Stags winning with goals by Derek Asamoah and Adam Murray either side of