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League Two roundup: Newport County hold on after a late Northampton Town fightback

Sports Mole rounds up Saturday's League Two action as Newport County hold on to three points after a late Northampton Town fightback.

Newport County won a five-goal thriller against Northampton Town in League Two this afternoon, but had to hold on to win after a late comeback by the visitors.

Burton Albion comfortably beat York City 2-0 thanks to goals from Lucas Akins and John Mousinho.

A late James Gray goal gave Accrington Stanley victory over AFC Wimbledon, while a dominant away display from Bury saw them breeze past struggling Carlisle United, with all three goals coming in the second half.

League Two's second five-goal game came at Dagenham & Redbridge as Cambridge United got the away victory.

Exeter City shared a point with Oxford United after Callum O'Dowd's goal cancelled out a fourth-minute striker form Graham Cummins, while an early Mark Cullen goal was enough to see Luton Town beat Cheltenham Town 1-0.

Hartlepool United and Tranmere Rovers played out the day's only goalless game, but there were three in Lancashire where Morecambe edged out Plymouth Argyle 2-1.

Southend United beat Portsmouth 2-0 with second-half goals coming from Barry Corr and substitute Shaquile Coulthirst, and Darius Charles was quicker out of the blocks Stevenage narrowly bested Shrewsbury Town 1-0.

Finally, Wycombe Wanderers came from a goal down to beat Mansfield Town 2-1, thanks to a Paul Hayes penalty and Peter Murphy's 77th-minute winner.

Results in full: Accrington Stanley 1-0 AFC Wimbledon, Burton Albion 2-0 York City, Carlisle United 0-3 Bury, Dagenham & Redbridge 2-3 Cambridge United, Exeter City 1-1 Oxford United, Hartlepool United 0-0 Tranmere Rovers, Luton Town 1-0 Cheltenham Town, Morecambe 2-1 Plymouth Argyle, Newport County 3-2 Northampton Town, Southend United 2-0 Portsmouth, Stevenage 1-0 Shrewsbury Town, Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Mansfield Town.

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Charlie Strutton of AFC Wimbledon celebrates his second goal during the FA Cup First Round Replay between AFC Wimbledon and York City at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on November 12, 2012
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