Doncaster extend gap... Plymouth and Carlisle beaten - League Two review

John Marquis netted for Doncaster
John Marquis netted for Doncaster
Michael Smith in action for Bury against Northampton Picture: Sharon Lucey

Much-maligned striker back to face Pompey

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LEADERS Doncaster took advantage of second-placed Plymouth’s slip-up to move six points clear at the top of League Two with a 3-2 victory at Cambridge.

Luke Berry missed a penalty to put the hosts ahead in the ninth minute and the Dons made them pay, Tommy Rowe and Mathieu Baudry netting in the first half before John Marquis added a third from the penalty spot.

George Maris and Berry netted late on for Cambridge.

Plymouth could not stay within three points of Darren Ferguson’s side after losing 1-0 at home to Notts County.

And Carlisle were beaten 1-0 by Cheltenham courtesy of Danny Wright’s late header as Pompey cut the gap on the top three with the Morecambe draw.

Exeter kept their automatic-promotion hopes alive with a 2-1 win at Crawley.

Ollie Watkins’ 13th goal of the campaign was added to by Jordan Moore-Taylor to help City end a four-match winless streak.

Stevenage moved into the play-off positions with a 4-1 victory over second-bottom Leyton Orient.

After Ben Kennedy set Boro on their way to a sixth win in seven outings, the in-form Godden doubled his side’s advantage from the penalty spot.

Paul McCallam halved the deficit but Luke Wilkinson and Tom Pett found the net at the start of the second half.

Grimsby beat Colchester 1-0, while Mansfield drew 0-0 at Yeovil.

Hartlepool crushed fellow strugglers Crewe 4-0.

Wycombe were held to a 2-2 draw by Accrington.

While Blackpool struck a last-minute equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw with Barnet.