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Francis Jeffers scores twice for Accrington Stanley: LEAGUE TWO review

League Two round-up: Former England man Jeffers bags two for Stanley exactly ten years after turning out for Arsenal in the Champions League

By
David Kent

PUBLISHED:

22:24 GMT, 19 March 2013

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UPDATED:

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

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

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

League Two

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
opener.

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
minutes.

Sitting out: Suspended Barnet manager Edgar Davids watched his side win 2-0

Sitting out: Suspended Barnet manager Edgar Davids watched his side win 2-0

Tranmere go top – League One round-up

League One round-up: Tranmere leave it late to beat Coventry and go top

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UPDATED:

18:41 GMT, 15 September 2012


Flying high: The Superwhites are now top of the league

Flying high: The Superwhites are now top of the league

Tranmere advanced to the npower League One summit after a 2-0 home victory over managerless Coventry.

Rovers secured all three points late in the day, strikes from Jake Cassidy in the 79th minute and Andy Robinson in the 83rd seeing off the struggling Sky Blues, who are now second-bottom of the table.

Tranmere moved into top spot at the expense of Notts County, who are a point worse off in second following their 2-2 draw at Oldham.

County – reduced to 10 men in the first half when Andre Boucaud was sent off – were 1-0 up shortly after the restart through Joss Labadie, but Latics debutant Matt Derbyshire swiftly equalised.

Robbie Simpson then missed the chance to put the home side in front by failing to convert a penalty and Jamal Campbell-Ryce restored the visitors' lead in the 82nd minute, only for another Oldham player making his bow, Jose Baxter, to draw things level again within three minutes.

Third-placed Stevenage also drew 2-2, coming from 2-0 down to take a point from their home match against Crewe.

Goals from Ajay Leitch-Smith in the sixth and eighth minute put the away side in a commanding position early on before Luke Freeman pulled one back just before the half-hour mark.

Crewe then had Chuks Aneke dismissed in the second half before Robin Shroot's leveller nine minutes from time.

No boss: Coventry are still managerless

No boss: Coventry are still managerless

Crawley are level on points with Stevenage in fourth after their 2-1 win at Preston, Gary Alexander scoring both goals for the visitors and Paul Huntington replying late on.

Fifth-placed Walsall triumphed 2-1 at Portsmouth with James Baxendale and Florent Cuvelier making Izale McLeod's goal worthless, while Yeovil – the other side currently making up the top six – were beaten 1-0 at MK Dons and Charlie MacDonald`s goal.

Sheffield United's 1-1 draw with Bury at Bramall Lane saw them slip out of the play-off berths, with Nick Blackman and Peter Sweeney trading early goals.

Elsewhere, Scunthorpe moved off the foot of the table with a 1-0 victory at Shrewsbury given to them by Leon Clarke, whole Doncaster won 2-1 at Colchester, who are now rock-bottom.

David Cotterill opened things up for Doncaster but Magnus Okuonghae before Andy Bond put through his own goal.

Bournemouth and Hartlepool drew 1-1, with Matt Tubbs rescuing a last-minute point for the Cherries after Simon Walton`s penalty, while Carlisle and Swindon played out a 2-2 draw.

The goals were all scored before the 32nd minute, with Jake Jervis twice putting Carlisle ahead, with the equalisers coming from Adam Rooney and Paul Benson.