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Sky Bet League 2 round-up

26 December 2014

Shrewsbury Town overtook Wycombe Wanderers at the top of Sky Bet League 2 with a comfortable 2-0 win over Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.

Two early goals from James Collins and Mark Ellis made it four league games without defeat for the Shrews.

Jonathan Smith's immediate response saw Wycombe surrender top spot as Luton Town came from behind to draw 1-1 at Adams Park.

Smith volleyed home an equaliser for the Hatters moments after Paris Cowan-Hall's diving header had put Wycombe ahead.

Burton Albion consolidated their place among the frontrunners with a comfortable 2-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.

Rovers were always up against it after having wing-back Liam Ridehalgh sent off after only 23 minutes, with Damien McCrory and Shane Cansdell-Sherriff grabbing the goals.

A splendid second-half fightback earned bottom club Hartlepool United a 1-1 draw at Mansfield Town in a fiery contest that also saw three red cards.

Junior Brown's first goal for Mansfield put them in charge but United were deservedly level through Michael Duckworth 12 minutes after the restart.

Ten-man York City registered their first home win of the season with Keith Lowe's header sinking Accrington Stanley 1-0.

Lowe claimed his fifth goal of the season and York hung on for maximum points despite Brad Halliday's 61st-minute sending-off.

Cambridge United's five-match unbeaten run was ended with a 1-0 home defeat by Southend United, while Bury ended a run of seven games without a win as they came from behind to beat Northampton Town 3-2.

Stevenage picked up just their second away win of the season with a 2-0 win at Dagenham & Redbridge, Exeter City earned a first ever win against Cheltenham Town at St James' Park, and Newport County overcame torrid conditions at Rodney Parade to beat Plymouth Argyle 2-0.

Carlisle United ran out 1-0 victors against Morecambe at the Globe Arena, and AFC Wimbledon increased the pressure on Portsmouth manager Andy Awford with a comfortable 2-0 win at Fratton Park.

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