Sprireites involved in goal rush

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Goals rained in thick and fast in npower League Two, with the highlight being second-placed Chesterfield's 5-5 draw at home to Crewe.

Luke Murphy, Lee Bell and Byron Moore got the visitors off to a flying start and although Jack Lester pulled one back in the 23rd minute, Crewe extended their lead again three minutes later through Shaun Miller.

Lester (74) and a Danny Whitaker penalty (79) made a game of it and even when Clayton Donaldson hit the visitors' fifth, another Whitaker spot-kick and a Craig Clay goal in the final two minutes ensured a dramatic draw.

It was not enough to take Chesterfield top even though leaders Port Vale lost at Oxford in another exciting conclusion. The hosts led through Tom Craddock's goal just after the hour mark but Gareth Owen thought he had snatched a point in the second of six minutes of added time - only for Oxford's Matthew Green to drill home the winner from 20 yards.

The highest-scoring match of the day was not at Chesterfield but Accrington, where Stanley ran out 7-4 victors against Gillingham.

The hosts pushed on from the moment Phil Edwards' 58th-minute penalty put them 4-3 up and although Gills got it back to 6-4, James Ryan rounded off the scoring in added time.

Edwards scored a second spot-kick with other goals coming from Sean McConville, Andy Parkinson, Charlie Barnett and Terry Gornell. Mark Bentley scored the visitors' first two but was sent off late in the game, with Cody McDonald and Adebayo Akinfenwa also on target.

Meanwhile, Rotherham drew 1-1 at Bury, Shrewsbury were held to a 1-1 draw by Torquay, Wycombe beat Stevenage 2-0 and Burton beat Stockport 2-1.

Elsewhere, Mark Marshall and Michael Townsend's own goal lifted Barnet out of the bottom two against Hereford, where they were replaced by Bradford after Morecambe striker Paul Mullin scored the only goal against the Bantams.

Aldershot lost 2-0 at home to Cheltenham, Macclesfield claimed a similar victory at home to Northampton and Southend forward Barry Corr's third-minute goal was enough to see off visitors Lincoln.

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Crewe Alexandra
Cody McDonald
Shrewsbury Town
Danny Whitaker
Sean McConville
Barry Corr
Phil Edwards
James Ryan
Luke Murphy
Matthew Green
Shaun Miller
Lee Bell
Paul Mullin
Hereford United
Port Vale
Southend United
Cheltenham Town
Clayton Donaldson
Bradford City
Tom Craddock
Mark Marshall
Gareth Owen
League Two
Terry Gornell
Byron Moore
Mark Bentley
Aldershot Town
Charlie Barnett
Jack Lester
Torquay United
Andy Parkinson
Michael Townsend
Adebayo Akinfenwa

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