Chesterfield trim Iron lead

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 2, including Chesterfield cutting the gap to Scunthorpe at the top.

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Armand Gnanduillet scores for Chesterfield at Northampton.

Armand Gnanduillet scores for Chesterfield at Northampton.

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 2.

Sky Bet League 2 leaders Scunthorpe saw their advantage cut to a point after they threw away a three-goal lead at Dagenham & Redbridge and Chesterfield beat Northampton.

The Iron appeared to be coasting thanks to goals from Sam Winnall, Deon Burton and Paul Hayes but Abu Ogogo and Chris Dixon pulled two back only for a thunder storm to force the teams off with six minutes left.

After a 10-minute delay play resumed and debutant Luke Norris equalised in the 89th minute to secure a 3-3 draw.

Chesterfield moved into second after recovering from going behind to Darren Carter's penalty for Northampton as Dan Gardner, Gary Roberts and Armand Gnanduillet turned things around in a 3-1 win.

A thunderstorm delayed kick-off for an hour at Burton but it was worth the wait for Fleetwood whose 4-2 win lifted them into third.

David Ball's first-half goal for the visitors was cancelled out by Mark Roberts' own goal but Nathan Pond's header immediately restored the lead.

A second own goal, this time from Alex Marrow, drew Burton level again but Jon Parkin and Junior Brown both scored in the final 12 minutes to clinch victory.

Oxford moved into the play-off places thanks to Deane Smalley's solitary goal against Torquay before manager Chris Wilder resigned later in the evening.

Newport failed to close the gap between themselves and the top seven after a 3-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

On-loan debutant Kaid Mohamed and Eliot Richards put the hosts 2-0 up and although Rene Howe pulled a goal back, John-Joe O'Toole sealed victory late on.

Morecambe also failed to take advantage of seventh-placed Southend's FA Cup involvement as they were held 2-2 at home by Portsmouth.

Jake Jervis scored twice for the visitors either side of Mark Hughes' headed equaliser before Jack Redshaw earned a point for the hosts 14 minutes from time.

Mansfield and Wycombe also drew 2-2 after the home side recovered from goals from Sam Wood and Josh Scowen to earn a point through Lee Stevenson and substitute Ollie Palmer.

AFC Wimbledon inflicted Exeter's fifth defeat in six matches as Luke Moore and Jack Midson turned things around for a 2-1 win after the latter's own goal had put the visitors ahead.

York lost their first game of 2014 as Hartlepool's 2-0 win saw them overtake their opponents with goals from Luke James and Jack Barmby - the son of former England international Nicky - in the last eight minutes.

Accrington's home game against Bury was postponed after a downpour 90 minutes before kick-off left the pitch waterlogged.


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