Plymouth secured a vital win that saw them go four points clear at the top of League Two as Ryan Brunt’s scored a stoppage time winner away to Luton Town.
Argyle had taken the lead when Carl McHugh scored after 15 minutes, but Josh McQuoid equalised, only for Brunt to score from close-range to secure all three points at the death.
Meanwhile, their promotion rivals Portsmouth and Oxford United dropped points, with Pompey drawing 0-0 with Mansfield at Fratton Park, while Oxford lost their unbeaten home records as they lost 3-2 at home to Barnet after letting the Bees score three goals inside the first 30 minutes.
Newport County thrashed Bristol Rovers 4-1 to climb off the bottom of League Two. Goals from Tom Parkes, Tommy O’Sullivan and two from Zak Ansah saw them overcome their rivals in the Severnside derby. Billy Bodin’s spectacular strike for Rovers was sadly only a consolation effort, despite it being a contender for goal of the season.
Accrington won for the first time in three attempts, with a 3-1 victory over Dagenham, who continue to struggle. Seamus Conneely, Matty Pearson and Josh Windass put Accrington 3-0 up, before veteran defender Nyron Nosworthy pulled one back.
Crawley Town have extended their winning streak to three games after winning 2-1 away to Hartlepool. Simon Walton scored on his return to the club with a penalty, before Rhys Murphy added a second. Billy Paynter pulled one back for Pool, but they were unable to find an equaliser.
AFC Wimbledon beat York 3-1 away from home, which ultimately cost Russ Wilcox his job as York sit in 21st place, whilst Wimbledon won back-to-back games for the first time in 2015. Ade Azeez, Lyle Taylor and Tom Elliott, were the hero’s for AFC on the day.
Meanwhile, there were away wins for Leyton Orient as they won 1-0 at Morecambe, curtesy of a Jack Payne goal and Cambridge who beat Yeovil 3-2 on their travels, with Rory Gaffney netting twice in a tight fixture, whilst Northampton overcame Stevenage 2-1 at home with Alfie Potter getting the winner, just past the hour mark. And, finally, there were draws between Exeter and Notts County, which finished 1-1, with Wycombe and Carlisle playing out the same score-line.
Player of the Weekend: Zak Ansah (Newport County)
Team of the Weekend: Barnet
Goal of the Weekend: Billy Bodin (BRISTOL ROVERS vs Newport County)