Tigers held by Gulls
By James Pearson. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Hull City extended their lead over Mansfield Town at the top of the Third Division following a 1-1 draw at Torquay, while The Stags were beaten 4-2 at Doncaster.
The Tigers had looked set for defeat most of the afternoon, as David Graham (pictured) had The Gulls ahead early, before Stuart Elliott rescued a late point for Peter Taylor's men.
Doncaster overcame the loss of an early goal at home to high-flying Mansfield Town to eventually run out 4-2 winners.
Liam Lawrence had The Stags ahead on 21 minutes, but Gregg Blundell levelled matters before the break.
It was all Rovers after the half time interval with further efforts from Paul Green, Michael McIndow and a fourth from Chris Brown sealing the points.
Wayne Corden did pull one back at Belle Vue, but it proved nothing more than a consolation.
Second half goal from John Turner, Justin Walker lifted Cambridge United to a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers at The Memorial Stadium.
A Dean Whitehead (29, 72)and late Steve Basham brace lifted high-flying Oxford United to a 4-0 victory over Bury at Gigg Lane.
Carlisle's league struggles continued after a solitary Matthew Tipton goal on 68 minutes was enough to condemn the North West side to their 11th defeat of the season.
Kevin Townson had Rochdale ahead on 31 minutes away to Cheltenham, but the Lancashire side had to wait until Leo Bertos made sure of the points in a 2-0 win.
Huddersfield's consecutive win streak ended following a 3-1 defeat to Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.
It all looked good early on as veteran striker Andy Booth fired the visitors ahead just five minutes in.
It was a game of two halves, as second half efforts from Ben Fletcher, Marcus Richardson and a last-gasp goal from Simon Yeo completed a remarkable turn-around.
Yeovil bagged all three points at home to Darlington thanks to a goal from the penalty spot after just five minutes from Gavin Williams.
York shared the spoils at home to Boston after Simon Weatherstone equalised Jonathan Parkin's first half opener, while Swansea drew 0-0 at home to Kidderminster.
Leon Constantine bagged a last-gasp goal for Southend at Leyton Orient, but it was not enough to prevent The Shrimpers falling to a 2-1 defeat.
Gary Alexander had Orient ahead on 27 minutes, before they found themselves down to 10 men when Tony Thorpe was dismissed for violent conduct.
The O's added a second through a David McSweeney own goal, before Constantine pulled one back but it proved nothing more than a consolation.
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Bristol Rovers 0-2 Cambridge
Bury 0-4 Oxford
Carlisle 0-1 Macclesfield
Cheltenham 0-2 Rochdale
Doncaster 4-2 Mansfield
Lincoln 3-1 Huddersfield
Southend 1-2 Leyton Orient
Swansea 0-0 Kidderminster
Torquay 1-1 Hull
Yeovil 1-0 Darlington
York 1-1 Boston
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