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Sky Bet League 2 round-up

6 September 2014

Saturday 6th September 2014

Carlisle United and AFC Wimbledon shared the spoils in an eight-goal thriller at Brunton Park in Sky Bet League 2 after Adebayo Azeez levelled things up three minutes into stoppage time.

The visitors twice led through Sean Rigg and Matt Tubbs but Kyle Dempsey's double, plus further strikes from Josh Gillies and Brad Potts, put United seemingly in control.

However, Gary Dicker was sent off for bringing down Tubbs in the area, the striker successfully converted the resulting spot-kick and Azeez completed a brave rally by the Wombles for 4-4.

Accrington Stanley came from behind to claim their first success of the season by beating Tranmere Rovers 3-2 at the Crown Ground, with James Gray netting twice and Kai Naismith getting the winner after Abdulai Bell-Baggie hit a double for Rovers.

York City took advantage of Stevenage having Andrew Bond dismissed to oblige by the same scoreline at Lamex Stadium, with Wes Fletcher scoring twice, one from the penalty spot, and Michael Coulson also netting for the Minstermen.

Meanwhile, unbeaten Cheltenham Town climbed to the summit in this division after sharing the spoils in a goalless draw at Morecambe.

The Robins had been below Burton Albion only on alphabetical order, but took advantage of the Brewers not playing against Portsmouth until Sunday to nudge ahead, while the Shrimps stay one point behind their Globe Arena opponents.

Shrewsbury Town tasted defeat for the first time in the league this season when going down to a surprise 2-0 loss at Hartlepool United, with Charlie Wyke and Brad Walker on target at the Victoria Ground.

Wycombe Wanderers and Bury both joined the Shrews on 11 points after drawing 0-0 at Adams Park, while Northampton Town also have the same tally following a 2-0 victory at Dagenham & Redbridge, with Marc Richards bagging both goals.

Plymouth Argyle claimed victory in the early kick-off at Luton Town thanks to Dominic Blizzard's 68th-minute strike, while Rakish Bingham and Fergus Bell scored as Mansfield Town prevailed 2-1 at Exeter City.

Jack Payne put Southend United in front at home to Oxford United, but Danny Hylton's 67th-minute penalty earned the visitors a draw.

Sunday 8th September

On Sunday, Burton Albion saw off Portsmouth, 2-0, to regain their position at the top of the Sky Bet League 2 table.

Adam McGurk scored after just 80 seconds before Lukas Akins' shot on the turn on 55 minutes wrapped up the points, earning Gary Rowett's men a fifth successive home win this season.


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