Around the grounds in League Two: Cobblers still well-placed as rivals slip-up

Cobblers remain well placed for a top seven finish this season after a day where many promotion contenders in Sky Bet League Two slipped up.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 12:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 12:50 pm
Charlie Kirk scored a late winner for Crewe against Oldham

Town suffered a rare home defeat on Saturday when beaten 1-0 by Port Vale, who themselves moved right into the play-off mix, now ninth and level on points with seventh.

Leaders Swindon Town, who visit the PTS on Tuesday, were pegged back to a 1-1 draw by Carlisle United while Crewe Alexandra grabbed a 97th minute winner to beat Oldham Athletic and move up to second.

Exeter remain third after beating struggling Stevenage and the big game of the day ended in a resounding victory for Colchester United, who romped to a 3-0 win over fourth-placed Plymouth.

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That result saw Colchester leapfrog the Cobblers, who drop to sixth but remain four points inside the play-offs with a game in hand.

Elsewhere, Cheltenham lost at Scunthorpe United, Bradford were denied victory in Stuart McCall's first game back in charge by a late Grimsby goal and Forest Green Rovers were beaten for a fourth time in five games, losing 2-0 at home to Walsall.

Salford and Crawley, who remain just about in touch with the play-offs, drew 0-0 and Newport County went down 1-0 at home to Cambridge United.