Andy Barcham scored twice as Gillingham gave their npower League Two play-off hopes a timely boost with a 3-1 win at home to Accrington.

Sean McConville had levelled for the visitors after Barcham broke the deadlock, but the former Tottenham man scored again before Cody McDonald wrapped up the three points.

Oxford manager Chris Wilder saw his wholesale changes pay-off after a fine 2-1 win at Port Vale.

Wilder made seven changes after three straight defeats and they came up trumps as goals from Jack Midson and Harry Worley cancelled out Marc Richards' opener.

Burton moved a step closer to safety after a tense 0-0 draw with relegation rivals Stockport, while Lincoln snatched a late goal to beat Southend 2-1 and give manager Steve Tilson victory over his old club.

United's Blair Sturrock cancelled out Ashley Grimes' opener, but Lincoln went back in front when the former Manchester City man broke clear and smashed in his second.

Hereford made a dream start against Barnet when Richard Rose lashed home a 25-yard volley inside the first minute, but two goals from Izale McLeod boosted the Bees' hopes of beating the drop as they secured a 2-1 win.

Aldershot grabbed a second straight win after beating Cheltenham 2-1 thanks to Anthony Charles and Peter Vincenti's goals.

The lacklustre Robins snatched a late goal when skipper Michael Pook swung in a cross from the right that deceived keeper Jamie Young and found the back of the net.

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