League Two round-up: Former England man Jeffers bags two for Stanley exactly ten years after turning out for Arsenal in the Champions League
22:24 GMT, 19 March 2013
22:39 GMT, 19 March 2013
LEAGUE TWO RESULTS
Accrington 4-0 AFC Wimbledon
Bradford 1-0 Wycombe
Rochdale 1-1 Gillingham
Southend 0-2 Plymouth
Torquay 2-1 Chesterfield
Barnet 2-0 Fleetwood
Former England striker Francis Jeffers scored twice to earn Accrington a crucial 4-0 win over AFC Wimbledon, which moved them off the foot of npower League Two and out of the drop zone.
Jeffers, playing for the league's bottom club exactly 10 years to the day since he appeared for Arsenal against Valencia in the Champions League, put Stanley two up with goals in the fifth and 19th minutes.
Will Hatfield added a third before the break and Lee Molyneux completed the rout.
Fran the man: Accrington Stanley escaped the relegation zone thanks to two Francis Jeffers goals
Back in the day: Jeffers' brace comes 10 years to the day since he turned out for Arsenal in the Champions League
LEAGUE TWO TABLE
The win took Accrington two points above the bottom two in the desperate fight to stay in the league.
It was a good night for the sides battling to stay up, with Torquay, Plymouth and Barnet, three of five sides level on points at the bottom at the start of the day, also winning.
Torquay won 2-1 at home to Chesterfield thanks to two goals in the opening eight minutes from Joss Labadie and Rene Howe.
Liam Cooper pulled one back in the 77th minute, but United held on.
Argyle had to wait a little longer to make the breakthrough at Southend, but a Paul Wotton penalty after 57 minutes and a Reuben Reid finish after 75 earned them a 2-0 victory.
Barnet were also 2-0 winners, at home to Fleetwood, thanks to a goal in each half from Mark Byrne and Luke Gambin.
It all meant Aldershot and York, not in action tonight, slipped into the relegation places.
At the other end of the table, league
leaders Gillingham had to come from behind to draw 1-1 at Rochdale,
Danny Kedwell's 56th-minute header cancelling out George Donnelly's
Capital One Cup
finalists Bradford boosted their hopes of getting into the play-offs
with a 1-0 win at home to Wycombe, Garry Thompson the scorer after seven
Sitting out: Suspended Barnet manager Edgar Davids watched his side win 2-0