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League Two roundup: Port Vale, Burton Albion edge closer to promotion

League Two roundup: Port Vale, Burton Albion edge closer to promotion
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Sports Mole rounds up Tuesday evening's action from League Two.

Port Vale have edged closer to promotion to League One by securing a point against Aldershot Town this evening.

The second-placed side took the lead through Jennison Myrie-Williams just before half time, but Paul McCallum leveled for the visitors as they fight for their survival at the other end of the table.

Despite taking a point, Aldershot remain bottom of the table, while Vale are seven points clear of fourth place with three games left to play.

A second-half brace from Jacques Maghoma ensured that Burton Albion climb back into the automatic promotion places.

The two goals were enough to give the home side a win over Wycombe Wanderers, who remain 15th in the league table.

Bradford City have moved into the playoff places following a comfortable win over Bristol Rovers this evening.

Nahki Wells put the League Cup finalists two goals up in just over 20 minutes, with Andrew Davies adding the third just before half time.

Tom Hitchcock pegged one back for the visitors, but Garry Thompson ended their hopes of a comeback by netting Bradford's fourth.

Bradford's rise up into playoff places comes at the expense of Exeter City, who were thrashed by Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.

Ben Pringle fired the hosts ahead in the opening minute of the game, before Craig Morgan, Michael O'Connor and Daniel Nardiello all added to the score.

Results in full: Port Vale 1-1 Aldershot, Burton 2-0 Wycombe, Bradford 4-1 Bristol Rovers, Rotherham 4-1 Exeter

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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