League Two Wrap: Oxford edge out Dagenham

Dave Kitson's late goal ensured Oxford United stayed top of League Two as they beat Dagenham and Redbridge 2-1 on Saturday.

James Constable put Chris Wilder's side in front with his seventh league goal of the season, but Rhys Murphy looked to have secured a point for the visitors.

Striker Kitson had the final say, though, ensuring Oxford were not held to a third consecutive league draw and remain a point better off than second-placed Chesterfield.

Paul Cook's Chesterfield were 2-0 winners over Plymouth Argyle courtesy of a Matty Brown header and a Marc Richards penalty.

Brown was later sent off and Reuben Reid failed to score the resulting spot-kick as Chesterfield secured their first win in three league games.

Bottom-of-the-table Torquay ended Southend United's run of seven games without defeat thanks to John Marquis' second-half strike.

Fleetwood Town replace Phil Brown's side in third spot after Mark Roberts scored a late goal to clinch a 2-1 win at Lancashire rivals Rochdale.

There was no winning start for new Portsmouth manager Richie Barker as Newport County won 2-0 at Fratton Park courtesy of two goals in the space of three minutes from Adam Chapman and Michael Flynn.

Leon Johnson's stoppage-time strike ensured Wycombe Wanderers held high-flying Scunthorpe United to a 1-1 draw at Adams Park.

Burton Albion were unable to stretch their winning run to four League Two games ater being held to a 1-1 draw by York City, with Burton striker Billy Kee sparing Shane Cansdell-Sherriff's blushes after the defender had scored an own-goal.

Torquay's win ensured they are now level on points with Northampton Town, who drew 1-1 at fellow strugglers Bury.

Bristol Rovers are hovering just a point above the relegation zone after a 2-1 defeat Morecambe.

Accrington Stanley were 3-0 down at home to Exeter City after only 24 minutes before making a fist of it to go down 3-2.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Hartlepool came back from two down to draw 2-2 at Cheltenham Town and AFC Wimbledon drew 0-0 at home to Mansfield.


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