League Two Round-Up
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chris Casper's tenure as permanent boss at Bury started in perfect fashion.Chris Casper's tenure as permanent boss at Bury started in perfect fashion, while Rochdale moved second and Wycombe racked up another draw.
Casper was rewarded for a fine showing as caretaker with the permanent job on Saturday and Nicky Adams' first half effort handed them victory over Darlington.
Leyton Orient slipped out of the automatic promotion spots after being held at home by Lincoln. Gary Alexander fired The O's ahead, but Richard Butcher's effort secured a point for The Red Imps.
A quicksilver start was the catalyst to Rochdale's home win over Notts County, with the three points taking them above Leyton Orient. Rickie Lambert netted on four and 12 minutes to put Dale in the ascendancy and Lee Cartwright's effort on 20 minutes knocked the stuffing out of County.
Wycombe Wanderers remain the only unbeaten side in the division, but they were forced to settle for their eighth draw in 14 games as struggling Rushden & Diamonds nicked a point on Saturday.
Peterborough hauled themselves away from the basement zone with a fine 4-0 win at Macclesfield.
All the damage was done in the second half, with Danny Crowe, Calum Willock and a brace from David Farrell sinking Town.
Chester continue to look good bets for the play-offs as they claimed a 3-1 win at Barnet.
Goals from Michael Branch and Ryan Lowe had City in the ascendancy at the break and Tommy Curtis handed them a cushion with a strike on 69 minutes. Giuliano Grazioli netted a consolation for The Bees on 78 minutes.
Mansfield Town remain rooted to the foot of the table, as Karl Hawley's strike on 80 minutes consigned them to a 1-0 defeat at Carlisle.
Lawrie Dudfield, Ian Ross and Julian Joachim were on target as Boston beat Bristol Rovers 3-1. Rovers' effort came from Richard Walker.
A late goal from Kelvin Langmead earned Shrewsbury a point from their home clash with Stockport.
Tefsaye Bramble fired The Hatters ahead, but a goal on the stroke of half time by David Walton hauled the home side level.
Michael Malcolm, who was later sent off, put Stockport back in the ascendancy but they were denied a victory by Langmead.
Jonathan Walters was on target twice as Wrexham claimed a 4-2 win over Torquay. Dean Bennett and Simon Spender were also on target for the Welsh side, ruling efforts from Alan Connell and Tony Bedeau nothing more than consolations.
Click below for a match summary:
Barnet 1-3 Chester
Boston 3-1 Bristol Rovers
Bury 1-0 Darlington
Carlisle 1-0 Mansfield
Leyton Orient 1-1 Lincoln City
Macclesfield 0-4 Peterborough
Rochdale 3-0 Notts County
Shrewsbury 2-2 Stockport
Wrexham 4-2 Torquay
Wycombe 0-0 Rushden & Diamonds
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