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League Two roundup: Oxford United slip up

Sports Mole rounds up all the action from League Two on Boxing Day.

Oxford United have fallen two points off the pace in League Two with a 3-2 home defeat to Plymouth Argyle.

Caolan Lavery put visitors Plymouth ahead in the opening minutes of the second half, but Asa Hall equalised 20 minutes later.

Reuben Reid scored twice in the final 10 minutes for Plymouth, although Curtis Nelson put the ball into his own net late on to make it a nervy finish at the Kassam Stadium.

The result means that Chesterfield are now in pole position in the table as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Hartlepool United at home.

The Spireites surged ahead just past the half-hour mark through Tendayi Darikwa, but Matty Dolan converted a 48th-minute penalty for the visitors.

Andy Monkhouse was sent off for a second bookable offence with 20 minutes remaining on the clock, but Hartlepool held on for a point.

Scunthorpe United also dropped points at Bury and are now third in the standings. Sam Winnall scored twice for the visitors but was then sent off, allowing the home side to take advantage of their numerical superiority through Chris Sedgwick and Daniel Nardiello to earn a 2-2 draw at the JD Stadium.

Burton Albion went level on points with Scunthorpe but are a place behind in fourth on goal difference with a 1-0 home victory over Northampton Town, Ian Sharps with the winner five minutes from full time at the Pirelli Stadium.

Newport County's 1-0 triumph at Wycombe Wanderers earlier on Boxing Day means that they are now fifth, with Southend United and Rochdale in sixth and seventh after wins over AFC Wimbledon and Rochdale respectively.

Meanwhile, Northampton stay at the foot of the table with 18 points from 22 matches, three points behind Bury, who are a point from safety.

Torquay United, Mansfield Town and York City all are on 22 points, with the trio failing to win on Thursday.

Result in full: AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Southend, Accrington Stanley 1-1 York City, Burton Albion 1-0 Northampton Town, Bury 2-2 Scunthorpe, Cheltenham 1-0 Exeter City, Chesterfield 1-1 Hartlepool, Morecambe 1-0 Fleetwood, Oxford United 2-3 Plymouth Argyle, Rochdale 3-0 Mansfield

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· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

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