Scunthorpe and Burton both win

Paul Hayes' double for Scunthorpe kept them top of Sky Bet League Two, but second-placed Burton and third-placed Chesterfield also won.

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Paul Hayes: Congratulated after goal for Scunthorpe

Paul Hayes: Congratulated after goal for Scunthorpe

Hayes, on his third debut for Scunthorpe, struck after nine minutes and then 16 minutes from time in a 2-0 win over Mansfield to keep the Iron points clear of second-placed Burton.

The Brewers, however, remain hot on their heels after a 2-1 home win over Cheltenham, although they left it late.

Byron Harrison's opener took the Robins to within 18 minutes of victory at the Pirelli Stadium, but a late double from Dominic Knowles turned the game on its head.

Chesterfield remain in the top three after a 4-0 thumping of Bury, who had Danny Mayor sent off before the break, while second-half goals from substitute George Donnelly, Peter Cavanagh and Graham Cummins handed Rochdale a 3-0 win at Hartlepool.

Struggling Accrington Stanley were denied a priceless victory at the death after playing out a six-goal thriller with Newport.

Robbie Willmott had given the visitors an 11th-minute lead, but goals from Peter Murphy and Kal Naismith's put Stanley in front at the break.

Ryan Burge restored parity with 19 minutes remaining, but Murphy looked to have won it for the home side until Lee Minshull's injury time leveller.

Bottom-of-the-table Northampton's woes continued as they went down 2-0 at home to York with Ryan Bowman and Wes Fletcher scoring within two minutes of each other after the break.

But both Bristol Rovers and Torquay gave themselves hope of escaping the drop with the former beating Exeter 2-1 at the Memorial Stadium, while Krystian Pearce and Jayden Stockley fired the Gulls to a 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon.

Portsmouth returned from Oxford with a positive result after fighting out a 0-0 draw, and Wycombe would have headed south from Morecambe with three points to show for their efforts had

Kevin Ellison not cancelled out Paris Cowan-Hall's first-half header.

It finished all square at Home Park too with Dominic Blizzard goal extending Plymouth's unbeaten run to six games despite Kevan Hurst's equaliser, while David Ball scored the only goal of the game to hand Fleetwood victory at Dagenham and Redbridge.

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