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Bournemouth's best start to a season for 39 years continued at rock-bottom Darlington as Brett Pitman's double earned a 2-0 win to keep them on top of the Coca-Cola League Two table.

Pitman converted Lee Bradbury's cross early on before slamming home his fourth goal in three games from the spot after Tony Kane handled the ball in the area.

Dagenham remain hot on their heels and are still only two points behind thanks to a 1-0 win at Burton, courtesy of Paul Benson's eighth goal of the season.

Rotherham are now four points off the pace after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Cheltenham.

Barnet and Bradford had to settle for a point after a 2-2 draw that was kicked off by James Hanson's early effort for City. John O'Flynn got Barnet level only for Zesh Rehman to cancel his strike out, before Mark Hughes' late header earned Barnet a point nine minutes from the end.

Kirk Hudson's goal capped a fine turnaround for Aldershot to move them into fifth, with a 2-1 win at Crewe.

Ian Sampson's chances of taking over as Northampton's next permanent manager suffered another blow as Will Buckley's goal earned Rochdale the points in a 2-1 success.

Shrewsbury are level on points with Aldershot and Rochdale following a 2-0 victory at managerless Lincoln.

Sol Campbell had a debut to forget as high-flying Notts County were humbled by Morecambe's first win of the season, losing 2-1.

Elsewhere, a four-goal blitz before half-time helped Chesterfield easily see off Macclesfield 4-1. Torquay are level on points with Macclesfield as their slump continued at home to Grimsby where they fell to a fifth successive defeat, losing 2-0, Hereford earned a 2-0 victory over Accrington Stanley and Bury triumphed 1-0 at Port Vale.

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