posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 01:59 PM
S#horpe moved into second place in Coca-Cola League Two after a rousing 4-0 victory over Cambridge which virtually condemns the visitors to non-league
football next season.
Richard Kell (34) and Andy Crosby (63) put the Iron ahead before substitute Cleveland Taylor scored twice in the last nine minutes. The result leaves
Cambridge bottom and nine points from safety with only three matches remaining.
Leaders Yeovil were held 1-1 by second-bottom Kidderminster, for whom Mark Rawle salvaged a point in the 83rd minute after Arron Davies (61) had put
the visitors ahead.
Lincoln moved into fifth - above Saturday's opponents Macclesfield - after Richard Butcher (33) and Francis Green (68) gave them a 2-0 home
Darlington could not take full advantage of the Silkmen's slip as they were denied victory at Mansfield by Rhys Day's 90th-minute equaliser after
Clyde Wijnhard had given them a 66th-minute lead.
Northampton were beaten by Cheltenham striker Damian Spencer's 22nd-minute goal and Wycombe failed to close the gap on the Cobblers after they were
defeated 2-1 at home by Bury despite taking a 10th-minute lead through Roger Johnson. Simon Whaley (34) equalised for the visitors before David
Flitcroft (81) snatched the winner.
Rushden & Diamonds edged further away from the bottom two with a 4-2 win at home to Boston thanks to a 30-minute second-half hat-trick from Billy
Sharp (54, 65, 84). Boston twice led through Daryl Clare's 13th-minute penalty and Bradley Maylett (34) with Drewe Broughton's effort (27) sandwiched
in between, although the match ended on a sour note for Rushden when Rob Gier was sent off for two bookable offences.
Stuart Drummond's goals (60 & 72) helped Chester fight back for a 2-2 draw at home to Bristol Rovers, who had led through Ryan Williams (23) and
Junior Agogo (30).
Michael Oakes (76 & 88) did exactly the same for Notts County after they had gone down 2-0 to Grimsby, for whom Andy Parkinson (27) and Jason Crowe
(50) had scored.
Richard Lambert's 40th-minute strike earned Rochdale a point against Shrewsbury after Mike Sheron's penalty in the sixth minute had put the visitors