League Two Round-Up: Plymouth Argyle end 2015 on top after beating Newport
29th December 2015

Plymouth Argyle ended the year at the top of League Two after coming from behind to defeat Newport County 2-1.

Scott Boden had given the Welsh side the lead in the first half, but Jake Jervis pulled Argyle level just three minutes after the break. Ryan Brunt was the hero again, scoring the winner for the second game in a row as the Devonshire outfit move three points clear.

Northampton move up to second after ending Accrington Stanley’s seven-match unbeaten run with a narrow 1-0 victory at Sixfields.

Marc Richards scored the game’s only goal as the Cobblers move to within three points of top spot with a game in hand. Stanley remain just one place and one point outside the play-offs.

Oxford United lost ground on the leaders and dropped to third after a 0-0 draw with relegation-threatened Yeovil Town.

The U’s stay in the automatic play-off places, but a point sees the Glovers drop to the foot of the table.

Portsmouth and Luton also played out a goalless draw at Fratton Park, a result that keeps Pompey in fourth and moves the Hatters up a place to 14th.

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

Marc McNulty couldn’t help Portsmouth beat Luton.

Wycombe Wanderers moved up to fifth place with a 2-0 win over Crawley.

Max Kretzschmar’s early goal and Sam Wood’s strike in second half injury time gave Wanderers the victory that keeps them in the play-off hunt.

Bristol Rovers drop a place to sixth despite defeating Leyton Orient 2-1.

Rory Gaffney scored both goals as the Pirates saw off their promotion rivals but they fall behind Wycombe on goal difference. Jay Simpson’s 18th goal of the season could not inspire the O’s, who stay in ninth, one point outside the top seven.

Cambrigde United moved to within a point of the play-offs with a comeback 2-1 home win over Barnet.

The Bees had taken the lead through John Akinde, but two goals in quick succession from Luke Berry and Barry Corr turned the game in United’s favour.

Mansfield lost out on a chance to leap into the top seven as they could only draw 1-1 at home with York.

Dave Winfield gave the visitors a tenth minute lead, only for Krystian Pearce to head the Stags level by half-time. The Minstermen remain in 22nd, but are only above the drop zone on goal difference.

Dagenham and Redbridge remain in the bottom two yet gave their survival hopes a lift with a 3-1 win away at Stevenage.

Two early goals from Ashley Chambers and Joss Labadie put the Daggers in control. Fraser Franks pulled one back for the hosts, but Christian Doidge added a third before half-time to confirm the victory.

AFC Wimbledon picked up their first win since October with a 2-0 win away at Exeter.

First half strikes from Tom Elliot and Lyle Taylor earning a much needed three points for the Dons. Both sides remain comfortably in mid-table.

Two other teams in the middle of the pack met at Meadow Lane as Notts County and Morecambe drew 2-2.

Shaun Miller and and Kevin Ellison put the Shrimps two goals up, but Izale McLeod was at the double to pull the Magpies level.

League Two Player of the Week: Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers)
League Two Team of the Week: Dagenham and Redbridge
League Two Goal of the Week: Rory Gaffney (BRISTOL ROVERS vs Leyton Orient – first goal)

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