posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 01:33 PM
Yeovil missed out on the chance to extend their lead at the top of Coca-Cola League two after a 3-1 defeat at Macclesfield.
The Silkmen stormed to a 3-0 lead at Moss Rose with two strikes from Graham Potter and a goal from Matthew Tipton. Danny Whitaker's own goal at the
death reduced the deficit, but it came too late for Gary Johnson's side.
S#horpe are now sandwiched between Yeovil and Swansea at the top - all three teams on 56 points - after a 2-1 win against Kidderminster at Glanford
Park. Ian Baraclough opened the scoring for the Iron after 20 minutes, only for Gary Birch to level just before the hour mark. But Paul Hayes scored a
winner with 12 minutes left to send Brian Laws' side climbing to second.
Lincoln maintained their promotion bid with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Oxford at Sincil Bank. Simon Yeo scored from the penalty spot after 31
minutes and rounded off the scoring in injury time after Gareth Taylor-Fletcher added a second.
Bobby Petta scored the only goal of the game for Darlington against Bury at Gigg Lane. The former Feyenoord and Celtic player struck after 29 minutes,
latching onto Brian Close's cross inside the six-yard area. Martin Devaney scored either side of half-time to give Cheltenham a 2-0 win over Rochdale
at Whaddon Road. The 24-year-old opened the scoring after 20 minutes and added his second from the penalty spot with a minute left in the game. Wayne
Evans was dismissed for a professional foul for the visitors.
Bristol Rovers's first-half blitz was enough to see off Grimsby at the Memorial Stadium. James Hunt, Ryan Williams and Richard Walker all scored
before the break and it ended 3-0.
Chester recorded an impressive 3-1 win against Rushden, with Taiwo Atieno, Sean Hessey and Joe O'Neill grabbing the goals. William Sharp grabbed a
consolation for the visitors but it was too late for Barry Hunter's side.
Shrewsbury surprised Leyton Orient with a 4-1 win at Gay Meadow. Darren Moss scored twice and other strikes from David Walton and Duane Darby put the
game beyond the visitors, before Efe Echanomi came off the bench to grab a consolation.
Boston's Andy Kirk scored a late winner to give his side the points at Wycombe. Kirk had scored the opener after four minutes, only for Jonathan Dixon
to level from the penalty spot. Kirk scored his second with just five minutes remaining at Adams Park.
Richie Barker scored the winner for Mansfield against Notts County at the Meadow Lane.