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Cherries keep top spot

Cherries keep top spot (©PAphotos)
Cherries keep top spot (©PAphotos).

Bournemouth stayed top of Coca-Cola League Two thanks to victory at Accrington, where captain Danny Hollands headed the only goal of the game after 76 minutes.

Dagenham and Redbridge are just a point behind the leaders after Paul Benson and Abu Ogogo scored the goals in a 2-1 win over Bradford, for whom Michael Flynn had earlier equalised.

Rochdale climbed to third place thanks to a 2-0 win at Grimsby, who have now lost four successive matches, courtesy of an early goal from Adam Rundle and the clincher from Chris O'Grady five minutes from the end.

Rotherham dropped out of the top three after being held to a 0-0 draw by Notts County, and the Millers had Nick Fenton sent off after 51 minutes for a second bookable offence.

Darlington beat Shrewsbury 2-1 at home to gain their first victory of the season, with on-loan striker Simon Thomas scoring the winner.

It was former Republic of Ireland manager Steve Staunton's first home game in charge. Darlington are now five points adrift of Torquay and Grimsby, the teams occupying 22nd and 23rd places.

Bury gained a 3-2 win over Aldershot thanks to Efe Sodje's 76th-minute winner, Burton gained a 2-0 win over Barnet and Crewe went down 2-1 at home to Port Vale.

Ryan Valentine's penalty was all that separated Hereford and Chesterfield, Steve Guinan got the only goal to help Northampton beat Lincoln 1-0 and Torquay drew 2-2 with Morecambe.

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Crewe Alexandra
Rotherham United
Shrewsbury Town
Simon Thomas
Adam Rundle
Football
Ryan Valentine
Bournemouth
Steve Guinan
Hereford United
Port Vale
Chesterfield
Bradford City
Danny Hollands
Simon Thomas
Chris O'Grady
League Two
Rochdale
Morecambe
Michael Flynn
Paul Benson
Nick Fenton
Abu Ogogo
Barnet
Notts County

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