Daggers go top

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Dagenham & Redbridge moved to the top of League Two on goal difference after Mark Arber's 39th-minute header was enough to see off Accrington.

Previous leaders Bournemouth were held to a 1-1 draw at Bradford after Brett Pittman's 33rd-minute goal was cancelled out by the hosts' Gareth Evans.

Rotherham moved up to fourth after Nicky Law's 90th-minute shot gave them a 2-1 win at Port Vale, who went behind to Stephen Brogan's first-half goal only for Luke Prosser to equalise soon after and then get sent off for a second bookable offence.

Rochdale fought back from 2-0 down after 28 minutes to be on level terms just after half-time only to eventually lose 3-2 at home to Chesterfield. Two goals from Jack Lester had put the visitors in command and although Chris O'Grady and Craig Dawson levelled things up former Dale midfielder David Perkins had the final say.

Bury and Notts County played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in which Andrew Morrell and Daniel Nardiello scored for the hosts in the first half only for Lee Hughes to reply twice. Stephen Dawson put his side ahead again five minutes after the interval but Matt Ritchie ensured a share of the spoils for the visitors.

Struggling 10-man Torquay held on for a 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury after having Kieran Charnock sent off in the 54th minute. Despite their numerical disadvantage the visitors took the lead through Chris Hargreaves but Dave Hibbert equalised nine minutes before time.

Bottom side Darlington recorded only their second win of the season thanks to Curtis Main's seventh-minute goal against Burton Albion.

First-half goals from Jim Bentley and Phil Jevons gave Morecambe victory at Crewe despite Steven Schumacher pulling one back after the interval.

Lincoln defended the last 17 minutes with nine men as they held out for a 1-1 draw at home to Cheltenham, who themselves had goalkeeper Barry Richardson sent off. Justin Richards had given the visitors a 12th-minute lead but Shane Clarke replied just after half-time, before the Imps had Aaron Brown and then Ian Pearce dismissed.

Barnet v Hereford, Aldershot v Macclesfield and Northampton v Grimsby all finished goalless.

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Justin Richards
Shrewsbury Town
Matt Ritchie
Ian Pearce
Daniel Nardiello
Dave Hibbert
Dagenham & Redbridge
Barry Richardson
Aaron Brown
Phil Jevons
Jim Bentley
Mark Arber
Curtis Main
Kieran Charnock
Hereford United
Port Vale
Cheltenham Town
Bradford City
Luke Prosser
Aaron Brown
Lee Hughes
Craig Dawson
Chris O'Grady
David Perkins
Burton Albion
Andrew Morrell
League Two
Chris Hargreaves
Jack Lester
Aaron Brown
Steven Schumacher
Stephen Brogan
Nicky Law
Notts County
Shane Clarke
Stephen Dawson
Gareth Evans

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