Coca-Cola League Two promotion hopefuls Notts County failed to mark new executive chairman Peter Trembling's successful takeover with a victory as they went down 2-1 at home against Accrington Stanley.

Michael Symes (60) and James Ryan (74) ended County's unbeaten record at Meadow Lane, with Phil Edwards missing a penalty after Lee Hughes had pulled one back from the spot on 82 minutes.

Rochdale remain top after they won 3-1 at Lincoln. Chris Herd had put the Imps ahead, but Chris O'Grady (36) and Craig Dawson (45) turned things around before the break, with Joe Thompson (59) sealing victory.

Bournemouth are now four points behind after they crashed 5-0 at Morecambe, who have won seven straight league games. Stewart Drummond (15), Craig Stanley (23) and Lawrence Wilson (25) made it 3-0 by half-time, before Cherries defender Marvin Bartley was sent off with a penalty from Phil Jevons (50) and Mark Duffy, in stoppage time, completing the rout.

Third-placed Rotherham won 4-2 at Bradford. Lee Bullock (19) gave the hosts the lead, but Kevin Ellison's brace (30 & 37) saw Rotherham ahead at half-time. Michael Flynn levelled (46) before a long-range free-kick from Gary Roberts (78) and Drewe Broughton (88) wrapped up the points.

Greg Pearson netted a first-half hat-trick as Burton thrashed Aldershot 6-1. Steven Kabba (43 & 72) also grabbed a brace, with Shaun Harrad (84) scoring number six after John Grant's consolation (67) for the visitors, who had defender Anthony Charles sent off following a professional foul on Jacques Maghoma.

Torquay also went goal crazy, thumping bottom club Darlington 5-0 at Plainmoor, Chris Zebroski scoring twice.

Fourth-placed Dagenham beat Bury 3-1, with Paul Benson netting a brace to end a run of three home games without a win while Chesterfield returned to wining ways with a 1-0 home win over Cheltenham, Jack Lester grabbing his ninth goal of the season just before the break.

Crewe won 2-1 at Barnet, Clayton Donaldson scoring the crucial goal in the second half, and Macclesfield beat Hereford 3-1 at Moss Rose, where Emile Sinclair netted a brace.

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored one penalty and missed another for Northampton as they were held to 1-1 draw by Port Vale while it was goalless between Shrewsbury and Grimsby.

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