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League Two round-up: Port Vale top after 3-2 win at Dagenham and Redbridge

League Two round-up: Port Vale hit summit after 3-2 win over the Daggers

PUBLISHED:

20:16 GMT, 29 December 2012

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UPDATED:

20:16 GMT, 29 December 2012

Port Vale won 3-2 at Dagenham & Redbridge to move to the top of npower League Two.

With Gillingham's fixture against Northampton falling foul of the weather, Vale took full advantage thanks to goals from Tom Pope, Jennison Myrie-Williams and Louis Dodds. A Sam Williams penalty and Scott Doe found the net for the hosts.

Southend missed out on the chance to move into the top three as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Burton.

Top dogs: Tom Pope celebrates scoring the opening goal for Port Vale

Top dogs: Tom Pope celebrates scoring the opening goal for Port Vale

Goals from Calvin Zola and Lee Bell gave Albion, who had Nathan Stanton sent off, a win which moves them into the play-off spots.

Oxford United claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over bottom side Wimbledon thanks to goals from Sean Rigg, Alfie Potter and Tom Craddock, although they also had James Constable sent off late on.

Rochdale claimed a 4-2 win at Bradford with all the goals coming in the first half.

Terry Gornell put Dale ahead but Alan Connell struck from the spot to equalise.

Missed out: Southend could've moved into the top three but they lost at Burton

Missed out: Southend could've moved into the top three but they lost at Burton

Andrew Tutte put the visitors back ahead and Ashley Grimes extended their advantage, before Connell's second penalty made it 3-2. But Gornell netted his second to complete the scoring.

Conor Townsend scored his first goal for Chesterfield but was later sent off in their 1-1 draw with Morecambe.

Christopher McCready put Morecambe ahead but Townsend levelled before being dismissed for using his elbow.

Andy Iro struck in the eighth minute of stoppage time to rescue a point for Barnet as they drew 2-2 at Exeter in Edgar Davids' first game in sole charge.

Gaffer: Barnet drew 2-2 in Edgar Davids's first game in sole charge

Gaffer: Barnet drew 2-2 in Edgar Davids's first game in sole charge

Danny Coles and Scot Bennett looked to have set Exeter on their way to the three points, but Jonathan Nurse pulled one back before Iro's dramatic leveller.

Matt McClure got the only goal as Wycombe won 1-0 at Plymouth, while Fleetwood and York played out a goalless draw.

Rotherham beat Accrington 4-1 thanks to a brace from substitute Daniel Nardiello.

Tom Eckersley's own goal put the Millers a goal to the good, only for Craig Lindfield to level.

But Nardiello's double and a Michael O'Connor strike sealed Rotherham's victory,

The fixtures between Cheltenham and Bristol Rovers and Aldershot and Torquay were also postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

Wolves offer support to Craddock after his young son is diagnosed with leukaemia

Wolves offer support to Craddock after his young son is diagnosed with leukaemia

PUBLISHED:

19:12 GMT, 3 May 2012

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UPDATED:

19:12 GMT, 3 May 2012

Devastated: Jody Craddock

Devastated: Jody Craddock

Wolves defender Jody Craddock's youngest son Toby has been diagnosed with leukaemia, the club have confirmed.

The two-and-a-half-year-old is
suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and has started a
lengthy process of treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

ALL is the most common cancer
diagnosed in children but, with improvements in diagnosis and treatment,
the overall cure rate is more than 80%.

Wolves manager Terry Connor said: 'Everyone connected with the club will be devastated to hear the news about Toby.

'They will want to offer all their love and support to Jody, his wife Shelley and all their three boys.

'We are comforted to hear that the programme of treatment will give
Toby a very good chance of a full recovery and we know that, at
Birmingham Children's Hospital, he is in the best possible hands.

'But we are also aware that the diagnosis is the start of a long and difficult battle for young Toby.

'As a club we will be there to stand side by side with the Craddock family throughout these difficult times.

'Our thoughts and prayers are with Toby and the whole family.'

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey said: 'On behalf of (club chairman) Steve Morgan, the board and everyone at the football club, we would like to echo Terry's words.

'We will be there to support Jody and his family every step of the way.'

The news comes just over a month after it was revealed that Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov had been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

Craddock and his wife have requested that the media respect their privacy while they concentrate on Toby and their family.

Craddock is Wolves' longest-serving player, having moved to Molineux from Sunderland in the summer of 2003.