Football

Leaders Dale win again

Leaders Dale win again (©PAphotos)
Leaders Dale win again (©PAphotos).

Rochdale extended their lead at the top of Coca-Cola League Two thanks to a 2-0 win over Crewe.

Chris O'Grady opened the scoring after six minutes and Matt Tootle's own goal put the seal on the win.

Dale's lead is now six points after Bournemouth were held to a goalless draw by Cheltenham at Dean Court.

Andy Morrell netted for Bury as they claimed a 1-0 win at Bradford that cements their place in the automatic promotion places.

Notts County, who are also chasing an automatic spot, claimed a 1-0 victory at Grimsby thanks to prolific striker Lee Hughes but Rotherham suffered an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at bottom club Darlington with Tadgh Purcell and Gareth Waite getting the goals.

Gavin McCallum's goal helped Hereford to a vital 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Torquay, while Lincoln City remain moored near the drop zone after they were beaten 2-1 at Chesterfield.

Dominic Green and Barry Conlon fired the Spireites 2-0 ahead and Moses Swaibu's goal was not enough to earn them a point.

John Johnson's goal saw Northampton boost their play-off push with a 1-0 victory at Dagenham and Redbridge while a double from Robert Grant helped Accrington Stanley win a five-goal thriller against Morecambe.

The game was tied at 2-2 after Grant and David Artell had claimed braces but James Ryan struck with seven minutes remaining to seal the win.

John O'Flynn also grabbed a double as Barnet hammered Aldershot 3-0, Micah Hyde grabbing the opener. There were also 1-0 wins for Shrewsbury at Macclesfield and Burton Albion at home to Port Vale.

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Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town
Dominic Green
Football
James Ryan
Bournemouth
John Johnson
Hereford United
John O'Flynn
Port Vale
Cheltenham Town
Chesterfield
Robert Grant
Bradford City
Gavin McCallum
David Artell
Lee Hughes
Chris O'Grady
Barry Conlon
Matt Tootle
Micah Hyde
Burton Albion
League Two
Rochdale
Morecambe
Barnet
Accrington Stanley
Notts County
Andy Morrell
Moses Swaibu

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