Tranmere on top, Magpies held

Tranmere advanced to the League One summit after a 2-0 home

victory over managerless Coventry, while Notts County drew at


Rovers secured all three points late in the day, strikes from

Jake Cassidy in the 79th minute and Andy Robinson in the 83rd

seeing off the struggling Sky Blues, who are now second-bottom of

the table.

Tranmere moved into top spot at the expense of Notts County, who

are a point worse off in second following their 2-2 draw at


County – reduced to 10 men in the first half when Andre Boucaud

was sent off – were 1-0 up shortly after the restart through Joss

Labadie, but Latics debutant Matt Derbyshire swiftly equalised.

Robbie Simpson then missed the chance to put the home side in

front by failing to convert a penalty and Jamal Campbell-Ryce

restored the visitors’ lead in the 82nd minute, only for another

Oldham player making his bow, Jose Baxter, to draw things level

again within three minutes.

Third-placed Stevenage also drew 2-2, coming from 2-0 down to

take a point from their home match against Crewe.

Goals from Ajay Leitch-Smith in the sixth and eighth minute put

the away side in a commanding position early on before Luke Freeman

pulled one back just before the half-hour mark.

Crewe then had Chuks Aneke dismissed in the second half before

Robin Shroot’s leveller nine minutes from time.

Crawley are level on points with Stevenage in fourth after their

2-1 win at Preston, Gary Alexander scoring both goals for the

visitors and Paul Huntington replying late on.

Fifth-placed Walsall triumphed 2-1 at Portsmouth with James

Baxendale and Florent Cuvelier making Izale McLeod’s goal

worthless, while Yeovil – the other side currently making up the

top six – were beaten 1-0 at MK Dons and Charlie MacDonald’s


Sheffield United’s 1-1 draw with Bury at Bramall Lane saw them

slip out of the play-off berths, with Nick Blackman and Peter

Sweeney trading early goals.

Elsewhere, Scunthorpe moved off the foot of the table with a 1-0

victory at Shrewsbury given to them by Leon Clarke, whole Doncaster

won 2-1 at Colchester, who are now rock-bottom.

David Cotterill opened things up for Doncaster but Magnus

Okuonghae before Andy Bond put through his own goal.

Bournemouth and Hartlepool drew 1-1, with Matt Tubbs rescuing a

last-minute point for the Cherries after Simon Walton’s penalty,

while Carlisle and Swindon played out a 2-2 draw.

The goals were all scored before the 32nd minute, with Jake

Jervis twice putting Carlisle ahead, with the equalisers coming

from Adam Rooney and Paul Benson.