Date: 2nd October 2010 at 5:43pm
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21 goals in just 2 matches at Accrington and Chesterfield today and then 20 goals in the rest. It`s been a bit of a surreal day in the nPower league today!

Let`s start at Accrington Stanley, whose manager John Coleman is working without a contract and is rumoured at being looked at by a desperate Lincoln City who lost their superstar Manager Chris Sutton last week. Accrington beat Gillingham 7-4, with 9 separate players registering at least a goal each. McConville put Stanley 1-0 up on 13, Gills then took a 2-1 lead with two goals from Bentley (29, 31). Parkinson then equalised 3 minutes later on 34, then Bennett put Stanley 3-2 up on 43 which is where it finished at half time. McDonald on 55 put Gillingham back in the game at 3-3, before Edwards two penalties – in two minutes – 58 and 62 to make it 5-3. All quiet for 11 minutes, before Gornell on 73 saw Stanley away at 6-3. A penalty for the Gills through Akinfenwa brought them back to 6-4 before in injury time the 3 goal advantage was re-established for Accrington through a Ryan goal. 7-4. Bentley sent off for the Gills for a second yellow.

At Chesterfield, Crewe took a 3-0 lead within 13 minutes through goals from Murphy (4), Bell (6) and Moore (13). Field`s Jack Lester blasted his first of the game on 23, whilst Alex`s Miller on 26 saw the three goal advantage back to the away side. That was it, until the last 15 minutes of the game. Lester scores again on 74, then a Whittaker penalty on 79 saw Chesterfield come back to 3-4. Donaldson for Crewe then re-established a lead on 80, before another Whittaker penalty on 89 and Clay scores on 90+2 saw the game finish 5-5. Chesterfield stay second.

Leaders Port Vale lost today at Oxford United. Craddock on 61 put United up, before Port Vale`s Owen equalised with seconds to spare of the game. However, straight away, Green gave the three points to the Us.

The other top teams, Shrwesbury against Torquay ended 1-1. The Shrews went ahead through Robinson (5) before a penalty from Benyon on 34 settled a share of the points. The Shrews are fourth, whilst Torquay outside the play offs in 8th.

Another draw for a top team in Rotherham, who were away at Bury today. Lowe (41) put the home side in front before Who else, Le Fondre, with a quick second half equaliser on 47.

Southend managed to avoid the disappeared manager curse against critically ill Lincoln City. A 3rd minute goal from Corr did the damage, sending the Imps home 3rd from bottom and in serious problems.

Goals from Betsy (35) and Beavon (45) gave Wycombe a 2-0 win away at Stevenage.

Improving Macclesfield, with Jose Veiga, the caped crusader gets his clean sheet at last with the Moss Side team recording their first home win of the season against Northampton. Goals from Bencherif (25) and Nat Brown (71) saw the Cobblers being just that!

Aldershot lost today, at home to Cheltenham. Andrew (13) and Goulding (62) doing the business for Town`s 2-0 victory.

Despite only getting a nil nil draw in the week against weak Lincoln, Burton Albion beat Stockport 2-1 today at the Pirelli Stadium. Turnbull (19) put the Manc side up, until Webster saw two goals (64, 68) and three points to the Staffordshire side.
Another side in serious trouble, Bradford City, lost 1-0 at home to Morecambe. Veteran Mullin (23) with the only goal.

The battle at the bottom between Barnet and Hereford at Underhill today, with the Bees gaining an important 2-0 win. Marshall (14) and Townsend own goal (78).