League Two: Reuben Reid scored two late goals to help Plymouth beat Oxford 3-2
Last Updated: 26/12/13 7:31pm
Reuben Reid - Two goals for Plymouth at Oxford
Oxford missed a golden chance to take over top spot in Sky Bet League Two when they lost 3-2 at home to Plymouth Argyle.
Reuben Reid struck twice in the final seven minutes - one from the penalty spot - to secure all three points for the visitors at the Kassam Stadium.
Caolan Lavery opened the scoring for Argyle but an own goal from Asa Hall gave the home side hope before Reid's double ended the contest. An 88th-minute Curtis Nelson own goal proved no more than a consolation for United.
Chesterfield could only draw 1-1 at home with 10-man Hartlepool, Tendai Darikwa's goal for the leaders cancelled out by Matthew Dolan's penalty before Pools had Andy Monkhouse sent off.
Scunthorpe were another side who wasted a chance to move to the top of the pile, only able to draw 2-2 at lowly Bury.
Striker Sam Winnall's double put Scunthorpe on top but he collected a second yellow card for his celebrations after his second goal, and Chris Sedgwick and Daniel Nardiello drew the hosts level.
Burton Albion had no such trouble against Northampton, Ian Sharps notching the winning goal in the 85th minute for a 1-0 scoreline that kept his side fourth in the table.
Michael Flynn's goal handed Newport a 1-0 win at Wycombe while Cauley Woodrow fired Southend to 1-0 victory at AFC Wimbledon, who had George Francomb sent off just before half-time.
Two goals from Scott Hogan and another from Matthew Lund helped Rochdale see off Mansfield 3-0 and move up to seventh in the table.
Fleetwood slipped out of the play-off places by virtue of a 1-0 loss at Morecambe, Padraig Amond firing the winner for the hosts.
Evergreen striker Jamie Cureton claimed the only goal in Cheltenham's 1-0 home victory over Exeter City while Romain Padovani's goal was enough for Portsmouth to dispatch Dagenham and Redbridge 1-0.
Wes Fletcher's penalty could not inspire York to victory at Accrington, who had George Bowerman to thank for securing a 1-1 draw.
John Marquis' penalty handed Torquay a home lead after just six minutes, but the Devon side could not hold on as Matt Harrold's strike earned Bristol Rovers a 1-1 draw.