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Gillingham stay on top but Robins close gap

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 12, 2012

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Gillingham maintained their five-point lead at the top of npower League Two after second-placed Port Vale could only draw 0-0 at Southend United.

The Valiants are now level on 32 points with Cheltenham Town, who edged out Burton Albion 1-0 thanks to a late goal from former Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United forward Chris Zebroski.

A Nahki Wells brace enabled Bradford City to move up to fourth with a 2-0 win at Aldershot Town while big-spending Fleetwood Town were twice pegged back in a 2-2 draw at Exeter City.

Bobby Grant scored a deflected last-minute winner as Rochdale won 2-1 at struggling Wycombe Wanderers.

Ashley Grimes’ early effort was cancelled out by Wanderers’ Joel Grant but Rochdale snatched it when Bobby Grant netted in the closing seconds.

Promotion hopefuls Rotherham United were thrashed 5-0 at Dagenham and Redbridge.

Dwight Gayle and Luke Howell both scored twice as Dagenham ran riot with Medy Elito also getting on the scoresheet.

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored his first Northampton Town hat-trick as the Cobblers came from behind to win 4-2 at Accrington Stanley.

Stanley led 2-1 after George Miller and Rommy Boco cancelled out Akinfenwa’s opener but Northampton substitute Jake Robinson levelled and the burly Akinfenwa secured the points for the visitors with two late strikes.

Wimbledon moved away from the bottom two with a 3-0 win at York City.

Byron Harrison and Stacy Long put the Dons in control and Jack Midson added a third from the spot.

Richard Brodie scored two penalties as Morecambe beat Barnet 4-1.

Morecambe were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes thanks to goals from Kevin Ellison and Andrew Fleming before Brodie’s double added gloss to the scoreline.

Jon Nurse hit a consolation for Barnet in injury time.

Tom Eaves netted an 80th-minute winner as Bristol Rovers beat Chesterfield in a five-goal thriller.

Chesterfield defender Sam Togwell’s own goal handed Rovers the lead but Mark Randall equalised with a free-kick. Joe Anyinsah slid the Pirates back into the lead before debutant Brennan Dickenson levelled after 65 minutes. But Eaves was the hero after 80 minutes with a deflected shot from 20 yards.

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