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League Two round-up: Swindon keep five point lead

League Two round-up: Di Canio sees Swindon keep five point lead at the top

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21:38 GMT, 6 April 2012

Swindon maintained their five point gap at the top of npower League Two with a slender 1-0 victory over Morecambe.

Robins striker Paul Benson grabbed his 11th of the season less than 60 seconds into the second half as Paolo Di Canio's side move closer towards securing promotion to League One.

Swindon are are now 10 points clear of fourth place with only six games remaining.

Delighted: Paulo Di Canio celebrates Swindon's victory

Delighted: Paulo Di Canio celebrates Swindon's victory

Torquay kept a firm grasp on second spot thanks to a second half Rene Howe goal against Accrington.

Mid-table Stanley made the Gulls work for their victory although the scoreline could have been greater but defender Mark Ellis hit the bar when well placed.

Shrewsbury moved into the top three with a 3-1
win over Macclesfield which extended the hosts' winless streak to 18
league games.

James Collins scored a brace for the promotion-chasing
Shrews while Mark Wright netted the other, with Arnaud Mendy giving the
Silkmen hope amid a late exchange of goals.

The leapfrogged Crawley, who dropped two vital points when they were held 1-1 by Crewe at the Broadfield Stadium.

The result could have been much worse for Steve Evans' side but Gary Alexander equalised with an 88th minute penalty following /04/06/article-2126226-127EA249000005DC-395_468x316.jpg” width=”468″ height=”316″ alt=”Boom: Paul Benson scores the winner for Swindon” class=”blkBorder” />

Boom: Paul Benson scores the winner for Swindon

The loss was compounded with two red cards for Southend, who remain fifth in the table.

James Hanson's 38th minute header opened the scoring for the hosts before Sean Clohessy was dismissed for fouling Nahki Wells, Craig Fagan dispatching the resulting penalty.

Things went from bad to worse for Paul Sturrock's side when substitute Elliot Benyon was sent off for an off-the-ball altercation.

Bottom club Hereford battled back from a goal down to earn a point with a 1-1 draw against fellow relegation battlers Plymouth.

Pilgrims' striker Warren Feeney missed a golden chance to open the scoring but was on hand to pressurise Hereford defender Stefan Stam into scoring an own goal.

Simon Walton then missed a penalty to put Plymouth two goals up before Tom Barkhuizen equalised for the Bulls early in the second half.

Two goals in the last 15 minutes kept Cheltenham safely in the play-offs as they saw off Barnet 2-0.

Barnet are fighting for League Two survival and held out until the 75th minute against Mark Yates' promotion-chasing side.

Kaid Mohamed broke the deadlock before substitute James Spencer guaranteed the three points with two minutes remaining.

Oxford remain in the final play-off spot despite suffering last-gasp defeat at Northampton.

Christian Montano cancelled out Luke Guttridge's early opener, but Adam Chapman's penalty miss proved pivotal as substitute Brett Williams grabbed a stoppage-time winner for the hosts.

There was also late drama at the Memorial Stadium as Gillingham scored a last-minute goal to draw 2-2 with Bristol Rovers.

Chris Whelpdale had opened the scoring for the Gills but the hosts hit back through Eliot Richards and looked to have won the match through Mustapha Carayol's 80th minute strike.

But there was still time for Gillingham to fight back and they secured a point when substitute Dennis Oli levelled in the last minute.

Rotherham struck late to secure a win at Wimbledon with Sam Hoskins' 83rd minute goal enough for a 2-1 win.

Midfielder Ben Pringle had opened the scoring for the visitors before Luke Moore drew Wimbledon level.

Hoskins' winner means Rotherham retain an outside chance of reaching the play-offs.

There was yet more late drama as an 88th minute effort from Dagenham striker Brian Woodall earned his side a point at home to Burton who had taken the lead through Jacques Maghoma.

Crawley 0 Stoke 2: Potters through to FA Cup quarter-finals

Crawley 0 Stoke 2: 10-man Potters through to last eight after seeing off minnows

Stoke City are through to the last eight of the FA Cup after beating League Two Crawley Town 2-0 on Sunday.

The Barclays Premier League side had to play the majority of the tie with 10 men after Rory Delap was shown a straight red card with just 17 minutes gone.

But Stoke weren't thrown off their stride scoring either side of half-time to earn their place in the hat for the quarter-finals.

Jon Walters converted a penalty with 42 minutes gone before Peter Crouch doubled Stoke's advantage shortly after the interval.

More to follow…

Gentle giant: Crouch scored Stoke's second goal of the tie to put the game out of Crawley's reach

Gentle giant: Crouch scored Stoke's second goal of the tie to put the game out of Crawley's reach

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Marching orders: Delap was shown a straight red card with just 17 minutes gone at the Broadfield Stadium

Marching orders: Delap was shown a straight red card with just 17 minutes gone at the Broadfield Stadium

Crawley 1 Bristol City 0: Matt Tubbs settles FA Cup 3rd round clash

Crawley Town 1 Bristol City 0: Red Devils at it again as Tubbs knocks out Robins

A second-half goal from Matthew Tubbs
gave Crawley another famous scalp in the FA Cup as they sealed their
place in the fourth round with a deserved 1-0 win over npower
Championship side Bristol City.

The League Two leaders accounted for
Derby on their way to a fifth-round defeat to Manchester United in the
competition last season and dominated from start to finish.

Josh Simpson and Tubbs both hit the
post in the first half and with 17 minutes remaining Sergio Torres's
ball over the top found Tubbs who produced a cool finish for his 17th
goal of the season.

Matt finish: Tubbs salutes the Broadfield Stadium crowd

Matt finish: Tubbs salutes the Broadfield Stadium crowd

MATCH FACTS

Crawley Town: Shearer, Hunt, Davis, Mills, Howell, Simpson (Akinde 90), Bulman, McFadzean, Torres, Tubbs (Akpan 87), Barnett (Neilson 90). Subs not used: Kuipers, Akpan, Smith, Wilson, Wassmer.

Booked: Torres, Tubbs.

Goals: Tubbs 73

Bristol City: James, Wilson, Carey, Nyatanga, McGivern (Pitman 80), Adomah (Bolasie 66), Kilkenny (Clarkson 62), Skuse, Pearson, Woolford, Maynard. Subs not used: Gerken, McAllister, Stead, Cisse.

Sent off: Pearson

Referee: Andy D'Urso.

A miserable afternoon for the Robins got worse with eight minutes remaining when Stephen Pearson, who extended his loan from Derby until the end of the season on Friday, saw red for a second booking.

Crawley made a confident start and Tyrone Barnett headed just wide after two minutes.

The home side looked the most likely to create a meaningful chance but struggled to breakdown a Bristol City defence that had only conceded one goal in their last four games.

With 20 minutes gone a throw into the box did catch the City defence unawares but Crawley defender Claude Davis sent an ambitious first-time volley over the bar.

Moments later a long ball forward was flicked on by Barnett and Simpson fired in a shot from the edge of the box which beat David James but hit the inside of the post and bounced to safety.

Reds on the march: Tubbs was a constant thorn in City's side

Reds on the march: Tubbs was a constant thorn in City's side

Bristol City had barely threatened but should have gone in front in the 33rd minute when Albert Adomah picked out Nicky Maynard in the box and he shot wide when he should have done better.

Woolford sent an effort just wide for the visitors before the woodwork came to their rescue for a second time when Tubbs's shot hit the post and Dannie Bulman failed to force in the rebound.

Giant-killers: Sergio Torres and Tubbs celebrate the winner

Giant-killers: Sergio Torres and Tubbs celebrate the winner

Crawley picked up where they left off in the second half and Tubbs got a sight of goal but mishit his shot and James made the save.

Barnett continued to dominate in the air and he sent another header just wide. On the hour mark Crawley defender Dean Howell whipped in a good cross which found Barnett at the back post and he headed onto the roof of the net

Bring on the big boys: Steve Evans ready for another big FA Cup tie

Bring on the big boys: Steve Evans ready for another big FA Cup tie

McInnes brought striker David Clarkson on for midfielder Neil Kilkenny in a bid to give the Robins more attacking impetus but Crawley continued to dominate with Kyle McFadzean volleying at James.

With 73 minutes gone Crawley finally got the goal their performance deserved when Torres's pass split the Bristol City defence and Tubbs slotted the ball into the bottom-right corner.

Hair-raising: Sergio Torres (left) battles with Cole Skuse

Beaten: David James

Hair-raising: Sergio Torres battles with Cole Skuse (left) while David James (right) left Crawley a beaten man

Any hope of a Bristol City comeback ended late on when Pearson received a second yellow for a poor challenge on Simpson.

Reds rock Robins: Josh Simpson is challenged by Stephen Pearson

Reds rock Robins: Josh Simpson is challenged by Stephen Pearson