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Sky Bet League 2 round-up

1 November 2014

Gareth Ainsworth's Wycombe Wanderers climbed to the top of Sky Bet League 2 as they came from behind to win at Oxford United and Luton Town were denied an eighth straight victory by Exeter City.

Goals from Paul Hayes and Peter Murphy secured victory for the Chairboys after Danny Hylton opened the scoring with a penalty but then missed the chance to equalise from the spot in stoppage time.

The Hatters looked on course to extend their hot streak when Scott Griffiths put them ahead at St James Park after just three minutes, but substitute Tom Nichols replied for Exeter with a second-half penalty.

Reuben Reid was also on target from the spot as Plymouth Argyle came from behind to draw 1-1 at Burton Albion, who had led through Alex MacDonald.

That result allowed Shrewsbury Town to move up to third with a 2-1 triumph at Dagenham & Redbridge, where Billy Bingham netted early on for the hosts but, despite having Jermaine Grandison sent off, the visitors fought back through Andy Mangan and a Liam Lawrence spot-kick five minutes into stoppage time.

Bury are in fourth after goals from Nicky Adams and Danny Rose helped them beat Cambridge United 2-0 at Gigg Lane for an eighth straight home win in all competitions.

Down at the bottom, Tranmere Rovers have now not won in 11 games but managed to secure a third straight point after Michael Ihiekwe made amends for an early own goal by netting in the sixth minute of time added on to earn Rovers a 2-2 draw with Stevenage at Prenton Park.

Fellow strugglers Hartlepool United also came from behind to share the spoils in a 2-2 stalemate with Newport County, with the hosts hitting back through Brad Walker and Michael Duckworth after County had Andy Sandell sent off.

York City ended a nine-game winless run as Diego De Girolamo's goal proved enough to claim victory at Cheltenham Town, while Northampton Town beat AFC Wimbledon 2-0 as Kaid Mohamed and a late Alex Nicholls strike did the damage.

Ryan Leonard and David Worrall were on target as Southend United won 2-1 at Mansfield Town and Portsmouth crushed Carlisle United 3-0 thanks to goals from Craig Westcarr, Miles Storey and Danny Hollands.

On Friday night, Accrington Stanley overcame Lancashire rivals Morecambe 2-1 with goals Luke Joyce and Shay McCartan. Paul Mullin was the man on target for the visitors.

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