Carlisle United overtook Wycombe at the top 918kiss of League Two with an emphatic 5-0 demolition of Chester City. The Cumbrians were 4/6 before kick-off and Adam Murray set Carlisle on the way with a goal after 14 minutes. Goals from Michael Bridges, Chris Lusmdon, Karl Hawley and Glenn Murray ensured Paul Simpson’s side top the division on goal difference.
Wycombe Wanderers slipped up in North Wales, losing 2-0 at Wrexham. Dennis Lawrence and Sam Williams netted the goals in the opening 15 minutes to secure victory at odds of 6/4.
Grimsby kept their place in the automatic promotion spots with a 1-0 win at Notts County. The Mariners were available at 9/5 after a run of four matches without victory but Michael Reddy’s goal five minutes before half-time was enough.
All three sides are level on 54 points with Wycombe Wanderers favourites to win the division at 11/4, Carlisle United at 11/2 and Grimsby Town at 11/2.
Northampton have been instilled as second favourites to win League Two outright at 3/1 after a 2-0 win over relegation strugglers Rushden took them to within one point of the top three. The Cobbers were 8/15 favourites and goals from David Hunt and Scott McGleish secured the points.
Leyton Orient lost to Torquay and a floodlight failure was not enough to get the match abandoned, with the match delayed for 40 minutes. The Seagulls, 15/8 before kick-off, scored through Martin Phillips and Tony Bedeau and hung on to win as the other bottom three teams in the division all lost.