League Two round-up: Cobblers drop out of the play-offs after wins for rivals

Cobblers have dropped out of the play-off positions in Sky Bet League Two after eight matches took place on Saturday.

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 5:06 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th January 2020, 5:09 pm
Ryan Lowe's Plymouth leapfrogged the Cobblers with victory at Scunthorpe on Saturday.

With Northampton not playing in the league due to their FA Cup clash at Burton on Sunday, play-off rivals Plymouth Argyle and Cheltenham Town took full advantage.

Luke Jephcott scored twice for Plymouth as they beat Scunthorpe United 3-1 - despite Kevin van Veen netting for the hosts - while Max Sheaf and Alfie May helped Cheltenham defeat Oldham Athletic 3-0.

Both Plymouth and Cheltenham leapfrogged the Cobblers, however fellow play-off chasers Forest Green Rovers and Colchester United remain well within reach after they were held to draws by Crawley and Stevenage respectively.

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Bradford City, currently fourth, scored late to draw 1-1 with leaders Swindon Town while Macclesfield beat Cambridge, Walsall got the better of Salford in a mid-table clash and Ian Holloway's Grimsby won at Mansfield.

Cobblers have dropped to ninth place but are only two points off seventh-placed Forest Green with a game in hand.