League Two Round-up: Northampton go top after beating Luton in seven-goal thriller
14th December 2015

Northampton Town went top of League Two with a thrilling 4-3 win against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

Paul Benson put Luton in front with an overhead kick, before John Joe O’Toole equalised after a free-kick routine. The Cobblers then stormed into a 3-1 lead after Lawson D’Ath and Marc Richards scored.

However, Benson was on hand to make it 3-2 and Danny Green levelled the scores after converting a penalty. Substitute Ricky Holmes then secured the win for the visitors just seconds after coming on the pitch following a brilliant solo run.

Meanwhile, fellow promotion-chasers Oxford dropped to second place after drawing 1-1 at home to Carlisle. Alex MacDonald’s 20-yard effort put the hosts in the lead, but an own goal from Chey Dunkley meant it was a point apiece at the Kassam.

Plymouth fell to third after losing 2-1 at home to Cambridge thanks to a great goal from Luke Berry.

The U’s went ahead when Ben Williamson struck from the edge of the area, but the Pilgrims responded in the second-half when Greg Wylde levelled the score with a looping header. The visitors stole the points four minutes from time though when Berry’s superb strike rifled into the back of the net.

15 November 2015 - Sky Bet League Two  - Portsmouth v AFC Wimbledon - Marc McNulty of Portsmouth - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Marc McNulty was among the Portsmouth goalscorers in their 4-0 win.

Portsmouth thrashed Hartlepool 4-0 to climb up to fourth in the table, while Pool remain 20th.

Strikes from Caolan Lavery, Gareth Evans, Marc McNulty and an own goal from Adam Jackson completed the rout.

Notts County scored a 96th minute winner to beat Newport 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller to move within five points of the play-offs.

The visitors went 2-0 up in the first 10 minutes through Mark Byrne and Alex Rodman, before Liam Noble pulled one back for County.

Two second-half strikes from Izale McLeod put the hosts in the lead, but Scott Boden was on hand to make it 3-3, before a dramatic winner came deep into stoppage time when Noble latched onto a loose ball.

Yeovil rescued a point by scoring two goals in the final 10 minutes at home to Barnet to move off the foot of the table.

Aaron McLean gave the Bees a 2-0 lead, but a brace from Francois Zoko meant it was a point apiece at Huish Park.

York lost their seventh game in a row after crashing to a 2-1 loss at Bristol Rovers.

Vadaine Oliver put the visitors in the lead, but a strike from Jermaine Easter, and a 90th minute effort from Matt Taylor, sent York to the bottom of the table.

Rhys Murphy netted twice as Crawley beat strugglers Dagenham 3-2, meaning the latter have just one win in their last 15 matches.

The Red Devils went 3-1 up with help of a Rhys Murphy double, meaning Jamie Cureton’s late strike proved inconsequential..

Jerome Okimo scored one of the goals of the season as Stevenage came from behind to beat Wimbledon 2-1.

George Francomb put the hosts 1-0 up, but Jamile Matt equlaised just over 10 minutes later, before Okimo scored a free-kick from his own half, with 15 minutes left to play, after it bounced through Ben Wilson’s hands.

Mansfield drew 1-1 with Leyton Orient in a match where both sides managed only two shots on target.

Jay Simpson put the O’s ahead with his 16th league goal of the season, but Reggie Lambe made it 1-1.

Player of the Weekend: Liam Noble (Notts County)
Team of the Weekend: Cambridge United
Goal of the Weekend: Jerome Okimo (AFC Wimbledon vs STEVENAGE)

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