Date: 25th September 2010 at 6:14pm
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Macclesfield produce a shock win away at Torquay, Port Vale hold onto top spot and in a local derby, Rotherham win the battle.

And we start today with the stunning 3-1 victory for Simmo’s Superheroes away to Torquay United. Bencherif with on all accounts a pearler of the best descriptions put the Silkmen ahead on 12 minutes, before Benyon put the Gulls back in the game for half time on 40. However a 3 minute spell for the Maccs saw Torquay lose their grip on the top three with goals from Draper (76) and Sinclair (78). This result sees Torquay down to fifth and Macclesfield up to the headier heights of 19th.

Port Vale are the leaders though after 8 games, and they took apart Accrington Stanley at Vale Park 2-0. Richards (31) and Dodds (81) were the scorers. Stanley stay in the top seven in that final play off space.

Second placed Shrewsbury only managed a draw away to Wycombe. The home side took the lead on 63 through Sandell, before Shrewsbury broke free through Bradshaw (76) and Ainsworth (87). With three points seemingly bound for Shropshire, ‘Hollywood’ Montrose can anyone place that film reference?) late into injury time.

The battle between South Yorkshire and Derbyshire took place in Sheffield today – and Rotherham won that particular fight against Commander Sheridan’s (OK, it’s a TV reference now) Chesterfield 1-0. Le Fondre, who else?, on 53.

Cheltenham lost at home to Bury today, with a Lowe penalty on 11 and Jones 85 seeing a 2-0 victory. Bury are sixth.

The Railwaymen at Crewe saw Oxford make the journey up to Gresty Road and both sides shared the points with a 1-1 draw. Oxford’s Constable equalised on 71 following an Artell goal on 38 for Crewe.

Burton remain in the top ten, despite losing on their visit to improving Gillingham by the one goal. A fifty minute goal from Old McDonald gave Andy Hessenthaler a good evening.

Southend’s visit to Hereford saw them come away with a 3-1 victory – and saw The Bulls charge to the bottom of the League. Looked better for the home side though early on, with McQuilkin putting them 1-0 up, before Corr (27), Timlin (52) and Daddy’s Boy Sturrock (67) doing the damage.

New boy’s Stevenage visit to Sincil Bank add to Sutton’s serious scrapes at Lincoln City. A single goal from Holroyd (40) and the game ended with boisterous boos aimed against the ex Celtic striker.

It was a tale of Turnbull and M Morgan, which sounds rather like a dodgy chain of solicitors, which saw a 2-2 draw between Stockport and Aldershot. M Morgan putting the away side up with 2 goals on 27 and 38, before Turnbull secured a Stockport point on 73 and 82.

Another high profile manager in Peter Taylor is also still in trouble at Bradford City. The Bantams went down 2-0 away at Northampton. Goals from McKay (61) and Tozer (81) saw the Yorkshire side slip to third from bottom.

The Bees of Barnet let slip a crucial victory at Morecambe today. They went 2-0 up through Kabba (63) and a penalty from Southam (69) before a bulldog goal from Drummond a minute later and an 83rd minute equaliser from Mullin shared the points which saw Barnet still in trouble in the bottom two.