League two round-up: 10th September 2011
The latest weekend of the football league season has been and gone, the npower league two is rounded-up in this article.
Aldershot 1-1 AFC Wimbledon
A dramatic late goal secured Aldershot a home point against AFC Wimbledon.
Porter (17) put AFC Wimbledon ahead and going into injury-time that is how it remained before Wellard (90+2) was shown a red card for a second bookable offence – even deeper into injury-time Hylton (90+5) secured the hosts a 1-1 draw.
Bradford 2-2 Bristol Rovers
An injury-time penalty ensured that Bradford picked a point against Bristol Rovers at home.
Harrold (40) put Bristol Rovers ahead although Flynn (64), from the penalty spot, equalised for Bradford. Richard (78) put the visitors ahead again but it was Flynn (90+3) that held his nerve to secure a 2-2 draw when he converted from the spot again.
Cheltenham 2-0 Macclesfield
Cheltenham made the most of home advantage to secure a win over Macclesfield.
A Goulding (34) penalty in the first half was added to in the dying minutes by Spencer (88) for Cheltenham to win 2-0.
Crewe 3-1 Barnet
Crewe, who are starting to turn their season around, secured all 3pts against Barnet on Saturday afternoon.
Murphy (27) and Miller (55) had Crewe in control but a goal from McLeod (81) gave Barnet hope of a revival.
Revival hopes were ended by an injury-time goal from Dugdale (90+1) to secure the hosts a 3-1 win.
Gillingham 1-1 Accrington
A goal apiece in the last 10-minutes meant that Gillingham and Accrington shared the points.
Craney (84) looked to have handed Accrington an away win although a late penalty from Rooney (88) meant that it ended in a 1-1 draw.
Morecambe 6-0 Crawley
Morecambe battered Crawley to move to the top of the league two table.
Carlton (9) and Fenton (22) scored to give Morecambe a half time lead; another from Carlton (62) and then one from Ellison (69) put the hosts in complete control.
A hat-trick for Carlton was completed (72) and a penalty from Wilson (84) completing a 6-0 thrashing.
Northampton 0-0 Torquay
Both Northampton and Torquay had to be content with a point after a draw at Sixfields.
Neither side could force a breakthrough in the only 0-0 draw in the football league at the weekend, Torquay would have been the happier of the two sides with this point though.
Oxford 2-2 Burton
Burton fought back from a couple of goals down to secure a draw at Oxford.
Deep into 1st half injury time Potter (45+2) gave Oxford the lead, with Leven (52) doubling this not long into the 2nd.
Burton were not to be beaten though and two goals, the first a penalty, from Richards (55 & 66) saw the game end in a 2-2 draw.
Plymouth 0-2 Port Vale
Plymouth’s troubles continued as they slipped to yet another defeat when Port Vale beat them at Home Park.
Roberts (26) put Port Vale ahead, who then had Richards (51) sent off. Plymouth then had a man of their own dismissed as Soukouna (83) saw red.
From the penalty spot Roberts (84) scored again to secure a 2-0 win.
Rotherham 3-1 Dagenham
Home advantage counted for Rotherham as they saw off Dagenham.
Evans (8) gave Rotherham and early lead although Doe (21) brought Dagenham level.
The scoring, and the win for the home side, was complete before half time when a double from Grabban (29 & 38) saw the hosts complete a 3-1 win.
Shrewsbury 3-1 Hereford
Hereford were unable to build on their first league win as they lost at Shrewsbury.
Morgan (7) and then Wright (48) put Shrewsbury into a commanding position, although they then lost Gornell (62) to a red card.
Barkhuizen (73) scored for Hereford to bring them back into the game although a second from Morgan (79) ensured a 3-1 home win.
Swindon 2-0 Southend
Swindon proved too strong for Southend, securing a home win with a cleansheet in the process.
Two goals, 10-minutes apart either side of half time from Smith (38) and Kerrouche (48) were enough to give Swindon a 2-0 win.
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