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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Coca-Cola League Two results 23/04/05

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posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 03:26 PM
Cambridge were relegated from Coca-Cola League Two after their goalless draw against Rochdale. Steve Thompson's side could not muster the goal they needed at Abbey Stadium to extend their survival battle.

Kidderminster will follow them out of the football league next week when they host Grimsby. Stuart Watkiss' side lost 3-0 to Boston which means they could be level on points if they win their remaining two games, but they have an inferior goal difference which virtually ensures relegation. The League Two title remains up for grabs after the none of the top four managed a victory.

Yeovil went top even though could only draw with Wycombe, who took the lead through Clint Easton in the 23rd minute. Lee Johnson, who is the son of manager Gary Johnson, levelled two minutes later to move his side above Southend.

Southend were beaten 2-1 by Oxford at the Kassam Stadium after a fruitful first half for the hosts. Craig Davies and Tommy Mooney scored the give the Ramon Diaz's side the half-time lead, and Freddy Eastwood pulled one back after the break.

S#horpe remain third despite their disappointing goalless draw against Grimsby at Blundell Park.

Fourth-placed Swansea failed to take advantage of their rivals slipping up, losing 2-0 to Bristol Rovers after the hosts made a good start at the Memorial Stadium. Richard Walker opened the scoring after 14 minutes and Junior Agogo double the lead 12 minutes later.

Bury recorded a comfortable victory against Cheltenham at Gigg Lane. Brian Barry-Murphy, Colin Kazim-Richards and Ricky Shakes scored in the first half for the hosts, with Stephen Gillespie replying from the spot for the Robins.

Darlington look set for the play-offs after two penalties from Clyde Wijnhard gave them a home victory over Rushden.

Macclesfield are also on course for a top-six finish after their 3-1 win against Mansfield at Moss Rose. Jonathan Parkin opened the scoring for the hosts but the Stags levelled just after the break through Callum Lloyd. Goals from Matthew Tipton and David Morley ensured victory for Brian Horton's men.

Chester were down to nine men at the end of their 2-0 away defeat to Leyton Orient. Efe Echanomi and Matthew Lockwood scored in the first half for the hosts, and Sean Hessey and Joe O'Neill were both dismissed for violent conduct in the second half.

Josh Low scored the winner for promotion-chasing Northampton in their 1-0 win over Lincoln at the Sixfields Stadium.

Shrewsbury and Notts County drew 1-1 at Gay Meadow, with Shaun Harrad opening the scoring for the visitors but David Edwards levelling on the hour mark.


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