League Two Review: Hartlepool climb out of drop zone, Cheltenham go bottom

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A 2-1 victory over Cambridge United maintained Hartlepool United's winning run and lifted them out of the League Two relegation zone.

Hartlepool United climbed out of the League Two relegation zone on Saturday by picking up a 2-1 victory over Cambridge United - the club that dumped them into the bottom two back in October.

The Victoria Park outfit had lost to Cambridge by the same scoreline in the reverse fixture, but a fourth victory in a row sees Hartlepool get their head above water for the first time in five months.

Brad Walker headed the hosts in front in the 20th minute, before Matt Harrold's left-footed strike restored parity 12 minutes later.

Ronnie Moore's men refused to give up on the three points, though, and eventually found a winner when Scott Harrison fired into the top left-hand corner after 67 minutes.

The result pulls Tranmere Rovers - Moore's former club - back into the danger zone following their 1-1 draw at home to AFC Wimbledon.

Tranmere looked set to end the match empty-handed until George Green fired in an equaliser in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Cheltenham Town go bottom following their morale-sapping 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Plymouth Argyle.

York City gave themselves some breathing space with a 4-1 win at Mansfield Town, despite having goalkeeper Robert Olejnik sent off shortly after the half-hour.

Russ Wilcox's men move four points clear of the relegation zone, ahead of Carlisle United - 2-1 losers at Oxford United with Troy Archibald-Henville sent off - on goal difference.

At the top of the table, Shrewsbury Town and Wycombe Wanderers closed the gap on leaders Burton Albion to two points with 2-0 and 1-0 wins at Portsmouth and Dagenham and Redbridge respectively.

Burton host Stevenage on Monday.

In the day's remaining fixtures, Luton Town slipped out of the play-off positions at Plymouth's expense courtesy of a 2-1 loss at Northampton Town, Exeter City drew 1-1 with Morecambe, and Bury's clash with Southend United was abandoned after six minutes due to a waterlogged pitch.