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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Coca-Cola League Two results 29/01/05

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posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 01:21 PM
A 3-0 win over Chester moved Swansea to within a point of Yeovil with the Coca-Cola League Two leaders occupied with an FA Cup tie against Charlton.

The Welsh side leapfrogged into second place thanks to a comfortable victory sparked by Lee Trundle's opener after 42 minutes. Paul Connor doubled their lead five minutes into the second half and Trundle made sure of the points with his second in the 61st minute.

S#horpe's ambitions took a knock as they could only draw 1-1 at home to Boston. Jason Lee gave the visitors the lead after 57th minute and, although Andy Butler levelled three minutes later, S#horpe dropped to third.

Southend stayed into contention for the automatic promotion places with a 2-0 win over Darlington thanks to a 77th-minute goal from Mark Bentley and a stoppage-time effort from Freddy Eastwood.

An 89th-minute goal from Jonathan Parkin earned fifth-placed Macclesfield a 2-1 win over Bury. Lee Unsworth had given Bury the lead in the 14th minute but Michael Welch levelled for Macclesfield three minutes into the second half and Parkin secured the points.

Cambridge's woes continued as they lost 3-1 at home to fellow strugglers Kidderminster despite playing for over an hour against 10 men. Shane Tudor had given the Football League's bottom side the lead in the 16th minute and, when Tom Bennett was sent off after 25 minutes, the chances of a comeback from the second bottom Harriers looked slim. However, Chris Beardsley levelled for Kidderminster just five minutes later and second-half goals from Johnny Mullins (61) and Gary Birch (86) left Cambridge empty-handed.

Third-bottom Shrewsbury also lost, however, 1-0 at home to Wycombe with the only goal coming from Nathan Tyson's penalty in the 29th minute.

Rushden and Diamonds were 2-0 losers at Rochdale with the Earnest Cooksley (56) and Grant Holt (82) scoring for the home side.

Oxford had to battle for their 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers with the visitors twice cutting their lead to a single goal. Lee Bradbury's penalty (15) and Leo Roget's goal put the Us 2-0 up after 19 minutes only for Junior Agogo to pull a goal back for Rovers a minute into the second half. Craig Davies to restored the home side's lead but Cambridge endured a nervous three minutes of stoppage time after Richard Walker had netted for Rovers in the 90th minute.

Goals from Ciaran Toner (54) and Simon Yeo (82) ensured a 2-0 win for Lincoln over Mansfield, who had Luke Dimech sent off after 65 minutes.

Tom Youngs (56) and Donny Barnard (85) earned Leyton Orient a 2-0 win over Notts County.


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