Taylor double inspires Robins
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Taylor was released by West Brom at the end of last season, but he does not appear to be wallowing in self pity as he helped his side to a convincing win.
Kayode Odejayi headed Cheltenham's first before Wayne Purser levelled the scores.
Darren Jones restored The Robins' advantage on 32 minutes, albeit with the aid of a wicked deflection, before Taylor netted his brace to take the game beyond The O's.
York City started the day at the top of the table, but they lost their 100 percent record after falling to a 3-0 defeat at Lincoln. Gary Fletcher, Richard Butcher and Paul Mayo scored the goals that brought The Minstermen down to earth with a bump.
York's woes were compounded by the late dismissal of Darren Dunning.
Oxford failed to take advantage of York's slip to go top of the table, as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Kidderminster. Mark Rawle gave Oxford the lead, but Adam Willis netted a late leveller for The Harriers.
Swansea bounced back from their midweek defeat to run out comfortable 4-1 winners over Mansfield, a victory that takes them top of the table.
Mansfield never really recovered from the early sending off of Iysenden Christie, as Kieron Durkan fired the Welsh side in front.
Tony Vaughan brought Mansfield level, but second-half strikes from Andy Robinson, Lee Trundle and Kevin Nugent gave The Swans their fourth win of the season.
Macclesfield secured their first win of the season, with Martin Carruthers and Danny Whitaker doing the damage against Yeovil.
The duo fired the home side into a two-goal lead before Adam Lockwood reduced the arrears with a second-half effort for the visitors but it proved nothing more than a consolation as Carruthers netted a second to ease Macclesfield's nerves before Whitaker put some gloss on the scoreline with a late fourth.
Peter Taylor's Hull are starting to look threatening, and they procured all three points against Boston. Stuart Elliott had Hull in front, but Paul Ellender's goal looked like it had snatched a draw for Boston. However, Stuart Green popped up with a late winner for The Tigers.
Rochdale recovered from going an early goal down to beat Darlington 4-2.
David McGurk gave The Quakers the lead but a brace from Lee McEvilly turned the game on its head.
Gary Pearson brought Darlington level with an effort on 43 minutes, but Rochdale assumed control after the break.
Goals by Paul Connor and Leo Bertos took the game beyond Darlington.
Huddersfield inflicted the first defeat of the season on Bristol Rovers, with goals by Rob Edwards and Jonathan Stead on 32 and 78 minutes respectively giving the Yorkshire side all three points. Paul Tait's late effort for Rovers proved nothing more than a consolation.
Lawrie Dudfield's late header gave Northampton a 1-0 win over Doncaster, the Yorkshire side's first defeat of the season.
Managerless Carlisle grabbed their first point of the season, drawing 0-0 against Cambridge.
Leon Constantine scored a last minute winner for Southend in their home match with Bury.
Scunthorpe came from a goal down to beat Torquay 2-1. Martin Gritton had given The Gulls an early lead, but two goals in the last five minutes by Steven McLean and Alex Calvo-Garcia gave The Irons a dramatic late victory.
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Carlisle v Cambridge
Huddersfield v Bristol Rovers
Hull v Boston
Kidderminster v Oxford
Leyton Orient v Cheltenham
Lincoln v York
Macclesfield v Yeovil
Northampton v Doncaster
Rochdale v Darlington
Scunthorpe v Torquay
Southend v Bury
Swansea v Mansfield