League Two round-up: Swindon promoted but Shews must wait
17:32 GMT, 21 April 2012
20:49 GMT, 21 April 2012
Swindon were promoted to npower League One despite going down 3-1 at Gillingham on Saturday.
Paolo Di Canio's side will have been
disappointed not to have secured their own promotion – which was
confirmed courtesy of Torquay's defeat – but they remain four points
clear in the title race with two to play.
Paolo promoted: Di Canio will now look to secure the title for Swindon
‘We have to focus on the title now,’ said Di Canio. ‘The last two performances are due to a long season, but I am happy for the players and the fans because after 10 months we can celebrate promotion.
‘Only one team can be called the champions, and I want us to be that team because I am a greedy man.
‘We have this in our hands, we are four points clear so we need to win on Saturday. I will do everything I can.’
Chris Whelpdale scored twice for Gills – who maintain a notional play-off hope of their own – with Danny Kedwell kicking off the scoring and Alan McCormack grabbing Swindon's goal.
Second-placed Shrewsbury missed the opportunity to join the Robins in booking a place in League One as they drew 1-1 with Accrington.
Going up: Swindon players celebrate their promotion
Terry Gornell and Bryan Hughes were the scorers.
Torquay slipped to fourth after goals from Rashid Yussuf and George Moncur condemned them to defeat at AFC Wimbledon.
That allowed Crawley to replace them in the final automatic promotion place after a 1-1 draw at Dagenham.
Scarf ace: Di Canio gives his scarf to a young fan as a momento
Charlie Wassmer put Crawley ahead only for the equaliser to arrive via Billy Bingham just before the interval.
Crewe extended their unbeaten run to 14 games to move into the final play-off place, David Artell scoring the only goal against sixth-placed Cheltenham.
Salute: Di Canio (left) saw Alan McCormack (right) net Swindon's only goal
Oxford were the side to make way for Alexandra after their 1-1 draw at Plymouth, Asa Hall equalising for United following Robbie Williams' early opener.
At the wrong end of the table Macclesfield slipped behind Hereford to go bottom.
They lost 1-0 at Bradford, with James Hanson the match-winner. Hereford claimed a point courtesy of a goalless draw against Northampton.
Riding high: Alan Connell after Swindon learned of their promotion
The only other side involved in the relegation battle are Barnet, who sit two points above the Bulls.
Elsewhere Aldershot drubbed hosts Burton 4-0, with goals from Peter Vincenti, Wilko Risser and two from Guy Madjo.
Port Vale beat 10-man Bristol Rovers 1-0, Marc Richards on target in the 23rd minute and Tom Parkes seeing red 16 minutes later.
Lewis Grabban was the last-gasp hero as Rotherham beat Morecambe 3-2, scoring the match-winner – and his second of the game – in added time. By that point the Millers were down a man following Ryan Cresswell's second caution.
Jason Taylor scored the Rotherham's second goal, with Jordan Burrow and Jack Redshaw netting for the visitors.