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Wright helped inspire Shrews win. (©GettyImages)
Wright helped inspire Shrews win. (©GettyImages).

Shrewsbury Town smashed seven past Northampton Town at the Sixfields Stadium.

Managerless Northampton were 3-0 down at half time with a brace from Mark Wright then a goal from Terry Gornell on the stroke of half time.

The Cobblers started the second half well and clawed a goal back through Ben Tozer. The last ten minutes of the game saw five goals - four of which for Shewsbury to record a 7-2 away win.

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner, was somewhat modest about his team performance "It's a great result but just another three points towards our tally which we hope will be enough at the end of the season to take us up. Now we must look ahead to Morecambe next week."

David Lee, Northampton's Caretaker manager said: "The players need to have a long hard look at themselves. They let themselves down but they don't become bad footballers overnight. It was poor decision-making and some bad defending."

Elsewhere in league two Southend and Crawley both registered wins to remain top two in the league. Southend beat struggling Dagenham and Redbridge 3-2 in a thrilling tie while Crawley beat Oxford United 4-1 with two goals in ten minutes from Tyrone Barnett getting them off to a perfect start.

Burton Albion scored twice in injury time to win 3-2 against Hereford at Edgar Street. Aaron Webster and Billy Kee both found the net when it seemed the game was out of reach in order to claim all three points and more their side up to 4th in the table.

Third-place Cheltenham scored twice in the second half to record a comfortable home victory over Port Vale. Darren Duffy's 55th-minute penalty got Town on their way and Luke Summerfield found the net on 69 minutes to secure the win.

Max Clayton came off the bench to score a dramatic winner for Crewe and clinch a 2-1 victory after Morecombe looked to be heading to their second successive home win.

Rotherham recorded a 3-2 away victory at the hands of struggling Bradford City at the Coral Windows Stadium. City were heading for a 3-1 defeat before Michael Flynn scored from the spot deep into stoppage time.

Eunan O'Kane's early second half brace was enough to earn Torquay three points over Plymouth at Plainmoor. A sixty-ninth minute goal from Danny Stevens saw Torquay go 3-0 up before Will Atkinson pulled a goal back for Plymouth in the 78th minute.

Swindon Town rescued a draw away to AFC Wimbledon to extend their unbeaten run to ten games. Wimbledon looked the most likely to go on to win but it wasn't to be and the points were shared.

Two first half goals from Frank Nouble and Chris Whelpdale for Gillinghm were enough to see off a late rally from Aldershot Town. Scott Davies come off the bench for Town to score and make way for a late rally at The EEB Stadium.

Barnet secured a crucial 2-0 win at Bristol Rovers to pull away from the drop zone, whilst Macclesfield Town and Accrington Stanley shared the spoils at Moss Rose.

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Shrewsbury Town
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League Two
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