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Saunders screamer sinks Shots

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Neil Saunders scored a stunning late free-kick to give Exeter a 3-2 win over Aldershot in an entertaining Coca-Cola League Two match at St James' Park .

Marcus Stewart's fourth goal of the season put Exeter ahead on the half-hour before Aldershot raced ahead thanks to goals from Jake Robinson and Ben Harding.

Harding then headed into his own net to make it 2-2 before Saunders beat Alex McCarthy with the 25-yard shot to seal the win with 10 minutes left.

Shrewsbury moved into seventh after they beat Chesterfield 2-1 at the Prostar Stadium.

Michael Jackson latched on to Ben Davies' cross to head Shrewsbury ahead after 19 minutes before Scott Boden equalised with a sweet 20-yard drive. Shrewsbury's winner came just after the break when Davies' 20-yard free kick beat Tommy Lee.

Andrew Procter missed a penalty 10 minutes from time as Accrington Stanley were condemned to a 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth.

Procter skied his penalty after Rhoys Wiggins fouled Peter Cavanagh in the box before Brett Pitman converted Jake Thomson's cross to give the hosts a vital win with four minutes left.

Dagenham climbed two places to eighth after they beat Luton 1-0 at Victoria Road thanks to Danny Foster's first-half tap-in, while Lincoln's match against Darlington at Sincil Bank was called off due to a frozen pitch.

Matthew Hamshaw and Jamie Clapham were on target for Notts County as they condemned struggling Barnet to a 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane while Rotherham beat Gillingham by the same margin at the Don Valley Stadium thanks to goals from Jamie Clark and Jamie Green.

Thomas Kennedy's penalty in first-half injury-time gave fourth-placed Rochdale a 1-0 win over Macclesfield.

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