Reneil Sappleton and Emile Sinclair gave Macclesfield an emotional 2-0 victory at Hereford in their first game since the death of manager Keith Alexander.

Alexander, who passed away on Wednesday aged 53, was the subject of tributes at grounds around the country. The win was Town's first of 2010 helps and helps to ease their relegation fears.

At the top of the table, one of Alexander's former clubs, Lincoln City, managed to shock leaders Rochdale by securing a 1-1 draw at Spotland.

Numerous City fans turned up wearing yellow socks in honour of Alexander and they also chanted his name throughout the game.

Chris Herd put the struggling Imps ahead in the 27th minute and they looked to be heading for a vital three points until Chris Dagnall equalised 20 minutes from time.

Rochdale are six points clear of Bournemouth, who beat Morecambe 1-0 at Dean Court through Anton Robinson's goal.

Chesterfield climbed into the third automatic promotion place with a 1-0 win at Cheltenham. Barry Conlon scored from the penalty spot in the 40th minute after Ashley Eastham had fouled Wade Small.

Bury slipped to fourth after being held to a goalless draw at home by Dagenham and Redbridge.

Steve Cotterill recorded his third win out of three as Notts County manager with a 3-0 away success over Accrington.

Ian Dunbavin saved a 29th-minute penalty from Lee Hughes but Ben Davies knocked in the rebound to put County in front. Hughes smashed in from the edge of the box three minutes after the restart and Luke Rodgers hit a third in the 55th minute.

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