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Round-up: Rotherham win derby

Round-up: Rotherham win derby

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Last update The 26/09/2010 at 10:43 -
By PA Sport - The 26/09/2010 at 10:43
Chesterfield's unbeaten record was shattered by neighbours Rotherham after a pulsating League Two derby clash was won thanks to a flash of brilliance from Adam Le Fondre.
 

Nine minutes after the break Rotherham took the lead with a goal of sheer class. Le Fondre allowed Johnny Mullins throw in to run on the edge of the box and with everyone expecting a cross, he calmly lobbed the ball over everyone and into the opposite corner for his ninth goal of the season.

Warrington pulled off two more splendid saves from Dean Morgan and Craig Davis as Chesterfield turned up the heat, but Le Fondre's touch of genius was enough.

Ryan Lowe inspired Bury to their third win of the season with a sparkling display in a 2-0 victory against a lacklustre Cheltenham.

The striker fired the Shakers in front from the penalty spot after 11 minutes when Steve Elliott's tug on Efe Sodje was spotted by the eagle-eyed linesman.

The visitors created a succession of chances but did not make the game safe until five minutes from time when Michael Jones drilled a low shot past Scott Brown.

Morecambe came from two goals down to deny Barnet just their second win of the season in a 2-2 draw.

Steve Kabba's 52nd-minute opener, which came after he slammed a loose ball home, had given Mark Stimson's side the lead. Glen Southam stroked home a 68th-minute penalty after Garry Hunter had felled Ricky Holmes to give his side a 2-0 lead.

But Morecambe hit back with a goal almost immediately when Stewart Drummond made it 2-1 with a close range finish after Paul Mullin had flicked on a long Capaldi thrown.

Drummond almost levelled the scores a few moments later with a shot that hit the crossbar but Paul Mullin earned the home side their fourth home draw of the season when he headed home Scott Brown's cross from close range.

Cody McDonald's first goal for Gillingham gave the Kent side only their second win over the season against Burton.

Both sides hit the bar in the first half with Shaun Harrad's free-kick rattling the frame of the goal for the Brewers before McDonald was unlucky to break the deadlock with a header. But he did get the only goal of the game early in the second half when he nodded in Chris Palmer's free-kick.

Macclesfield notched their second win of the season thanks to two goals in as many second-half minutes which earned a 3-1 victory at Torquay.

Hamza Bencherif's bolt out of the blue for the blues rocked Torquay after 12 minutes when he let fly with a 25-yard effort.

Chris Robertson and Kevin Nicholson started a move that ended with Eunan O'Kane providing the final pass for last season's top scorer Elliot Benyon to convert from close range.

Ross Draper thumped in a 76th-minute volley to restore Macc's lead and then striker Emile Sinclair went solo from the halfway line before slotting in a brilliant third goal to make it 3-1 two minutes later.

Marc Richards scored the first goal Accrington had conceded on the road in the league this season to send Port Vale to the top of the table with a 2-0 win.

John McCombe's header was flicked up by the outside of Tommy Fraser's right boot and Richards netted a sumptuous 20-yard volley for his seventh goal of the season.

But Vale sewed up their fourth straight league win in the 81st minute when Jemal Johnson fed follow substitute Louis Dodds to roll a well placed shot past the unguarded Dunbavin.

A sensational double strike by midfielder Paul Turnbull gave Stockport a point at home to Aldershot in a 2-2 draw after his team had looked dead and buried.

Following constant pressure on the Hatters' goal, the visitors went ahead after 27 minutes when Marvin Morgan beat the offside trap and turned the ball back expertly from the by-line for Anthony Straker to side-foot into an open net. Morgan, whose place had been under threat because of a lack of goals, was now proving a handful for the Stockport defence and finally made the scoresheet after 38 minutes when he slotted home after good work by Glen Little.

Stockport rallied though and Turnbull's first came in the 73rd minute, when he headed in substitute Jake Simpson's cross, with his equaliser coming less than 10 minutes later after a superb chip over the goalkeeper from the edge of the 18-yard box.

James Constable grabbed Oxford United a share of the spoils before being sent off after Chris Wilder's men conceded their first away goal of the season in a 1-1 draw at Crewe.

Southend United beat Hereford United 3-1 as Paul Sturrock's side responded in style to falling a goal down after just four minutes, while Stevenage beat Lincoln 1-0 courtesy of Chris Holroyd's strike.

Northampton beat Bradford 2-0 with Billy McKay and Ben Tozer on target, while Wycombe and Shrewsbury shared a 2-2 draw at Adams Park.

 
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