League Two round-up: Cambridge stay top, Carlisle put themselves in a good position, Grimsby and Southend fall further from safety
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  • Cambridge United 3-1 Crawley Town

Kyle Knoyle’s effort was the pick of the bunch as Cambridge United ran out 3-1 winners over Crawley Town to remain top of League Two.

The strike came in first-half stoppage time to give Cambridge a 2-1 lead at half time after Jake Hessenthaler had cancelled out Joe Ironside’s opener.

Wes Hoolahan added a third for the U's just five minutes from time following Glenn Morris’ save from Shilow Tracey.

  • Carlisle United 1-0 Exeter City

Lewis Alessandra was on the score sheet as Carlisle edged past Exeter to move up to second place in Saturday’s early kick off.

The Cumbrians had not played for four weeks due to a Covid-19 outbreak, but Alessandra’s ninth minute volley made up for lost time.

Ryan Bowman had a goal disallowed for offside before Nick Anderton’s goal was ruled out for the hosts for a foul on ‘keeper Jokull Andresson.

  • Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Cheltenham Town

Ebou Adams was sent off as promotion-chasers Forest Green and Cheltenham played out a goalless draw in the El Glousico.

Referee Ollie Yates issued Adams with his second yellow in the 69th minute after a coming-together with visiting defender Charlie Raglan.

Cheltenham could not take advantage of the extra man as debutant Sam Smith had a stoppage-time winner disallowed for offside.

  • Harrogate Town 2-1 Newport County

Aaron Martin’s winner caused an upset as Harrogate came from behind to defeat 10-man promotion hopefuls Newport.

The forward scored in the 66th minute from George Thomson’s corner to complete a comeback after Luke Gambin gave the visitors a 17th-minute lead.

Martin was also the provider of Harrogate’s equaliser for Josh Martin which squared the score at the break and Newport’s Liam Shephard was given a straight red in the 73rd minute after a foul on Simon Power.

  • Morecambe 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Kaiyne Woolery scored the winner as Tranmere beat 10-man Morecambe to move into the playoff places.

Woolery headed in from a Danny Lloyd-McGoldrick’s cross in the 74th minute to capitalise on Yann Songo’o’s dismissal just before half time.

Adam Phillips had a great chance to give Morecambe the lead but fired his penalty over the bar.

  • Oldham Athletic 2-1 Salford City

Davis Keillor-Dunn scored an injury-time winner to give Oldham a 2-1 win over Salford in League Two’s own Manchester derby.

Ian Henderson had put Salford in front in the ninth minute before Dylan Bahamboula equalised for the hosts 15 minutes from time.

Keillor-Dunn then buried the winner in the second minute of added time as Oldham claimed the bragging rights.

  • Grimsby Town 1-2 Stevenage

Matty Stevens’ winner meant that Stevenage took all three points from Blundell Park in a relegation six-pointer.

Stevens’ goal came in the fifth minute of added time after Stefan Payne thought he had earned his side a point with an added-time goal of his own.

Elliott List had given the visitors a half time lead with a 42nd-minute goal as he slid the ball under James McKeown.

  • Port Vale 5-1 Southend United

Devante Rodney’s brace helped Port Vale thrash bottom side Southend 5-1 for their first win in four league games.

Rodney’s first strike came after just 55 seconds before Tyler Cordner converted David Worrall’s shot beyond his own ‘keeper on 20 minutes.

Adam Crookes added a third for Vale in the 27th minute and Rodney grabbed his second in first-half stoppage time to make it 4-0.

Nathan Ferguson fired in a consolation goal from range five minutes before the end, then Manny Oyeleke netted Vale’s fifth to complete the scoring in the 89th minute.

  • Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Leyton Orient

Eoin Doyle scored his 10th goal of the season as Bolton won their first game of 2021 against Leyton Orient.

Doyle’s goal came in the 69th minute, just two minutes after James Brophy turned Lloyd Isgrove’s cross into his own net to give the hosts the lead.

Danny Rowe scored on his home debut for Bradford as they beat Barrow 2-1 to go eight games unbeaten under interim managers Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars.

Former Oldham man Rowe put Bradford in front in the fifth minute, before Scott Quigley’s 37th-minute penalty meant the sides were level at the break.

Callum Cooke made it 2-1 to the hosts four minutes after half time.

  • Colchester United 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Alfie Beestin’s early goal was enough for Scunthorpe to register their third win on the bounce at Colchester on Friday night.

The midfielder’s second strike of the season came after just five minutes as he let fly from outside the area, leaving ‘keeper Dean Gerken with no chance.