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Rochdale move to summit

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Leading scorer Chris Dagnall scored twice as Rochdale went to the top of Coca-Cola League Two with a 3-0 win at Bradford.

Dale's sixth away win in seven matches came after Dagnall put them in front on 12 minutes before the striker added his second with a mishit effort. Chris O'Grady's scored Rochdale's third after 57 minutes as the visitors moved a point clear at the summit.

Brett Pitman went from hero to zero as Bournemouth lost top spot after drawing 1-1 at Barnet.

The striker had equalised for the Cherries after John O'Flynn had put the hosts in front, but he squandered the chance to win all three points when his second-half penalty was saved by Jake Cole.

Rotherham's run of three league wins was ended by Shrewsbury, who won for only the second time in 10 games with a 2-0 triumph at the Prostar Stadium.

Dave Hibbert's 31st-minute penalty was saved by Andy Warrington but the United keeper was beaten from 25 yards after 43 minutes by on-loan Waide Fairhurst's low drive. Jamie Devitt, on loan from Hull, secured the win two minutes from time with a deflected effort.

Three quick first-half goals and a sublime lob from Lee Hughes saw Notts County secure a 4-0 triumph that piled more misery on bottom side Darlington .

Luke Rodgers tapped in from close range after 13 minutes to open the scoring and the hosts doubled their lead 60 seconds through a Hughes header.

Ben Davies finished off a County breakaway after 17 minutes before Hughes grabbed his fifth goal in four games with a perfectly executed lob.

Aldershot ended a run of seven away games without a win with a 5-2 victory at Dagenham & Redbridge.

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Shrewsbury Town
Andy Warrington
Waide Fairhurst
Dave Hibbert
Dagenham & Redbridge
Football
Jamie Devitt
Chris Dagnall
Bournemouth
John O'Flynn
Ben Davies
Bradford City
Lee Hughes
Chris O'Grady
Luke Rodgers
League Two
Rochdale
Jake Cole
Hull City
Barnet
Brett Pitman
Notts County
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