League Two roundup: Rochdale take top spot

Rochdale climb to the top of the League Two table thanks to a 3-2 comeback win against Northampton Town.

Rochdale mounted a superb comeback to beat Northampton Town 3-2 in League Two this evening, allowing John Coleman's men to climb to the top of the table.

Rochdale were 2-1 down going into the game's last five minutes but were able to turn it around thanks to late goals from Michael Rose and George Donnelly.

Ian Henderson of Rochdale celebrates with team mate Bastien Hery after scoring his sides 1st goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Rochdale and Northampotn Town at Spotland Stadium on October 22, 2013© Getty Images

The result meant that Chesterfield also needed to win to keep top spot, but they were thwarted in a 2-2 draw by a resistant York City side that led going into the last 20 minutes of the match.

Oxford United continued to show good defensive form, but they were unable to get past a spirited Exeter City defence who looked to maintain their third spot in the league.

Elsewhere the night's extreme weather caused problems at Fratton Park, where Portsmouth's clash with Wycombe Wanderers had to be abandoned at half time due to a waterlogged pitch. Earlier in the match Wanderers youngster Billy Knott crashed home a stunning strike, before Patrick Agyemang levelled for the hosts just before the break.

Down at the bottom of the table Accrington Stanley pulled off an important 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers, while Torquay United were condemned to another defeat, this time at the hands of Burton Albion who clinched a comfortable 2-0 win.

Results in full: Accrington 2-1 Bristol Rovers, Burton Albion 2-0 Torquay Utd, Bury 0-0 Mansfield, Cheltenham 3-0 Morecambe, Chesterfield 2-2 York City, Fleetwood Town 0-1 Scunthorpe, Hartlepool 3-1 AFC Wimbledon, Oxford Utd 0-0 Exeter, Plymouth 0-0 Newport County, Portsmouth P-P Wycombe, Rochdale 3-2 Northampton, Southend 0-1 Dag & Red

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6Oxford UnitedOxford Utd146442315822
7Blackpool136431915422
8Peterborough UnitedPeterborough136342319421
9Fleetwood Town136342322121
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn126241610620
11Portsmouth146261916320
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13Bristol Rovers146082328-518
14MK Dons145361318-518
15Southend UnitedSouthend144551826-817
16Walsall143741823-516
17Doncaster RoversDoncaster144371717015
18AFC Wimbledon14437915-615
19Oldham AthleticOldham134271927-814
20Rochdale142751418-413
21Bury133371620-412
22Gillingham14257817-911
23Northampton TownNorthampton142391025-159
24Plymouth ArgylePlymouth141491023-137
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