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League Two Round-Up: Orient remain top despite defeat

Joe Jones

League leaders Leyton Orient were thrashed 4-0 by Exeter City at St. James Park, as Tom Nichols scored twice from the penalty spot and Alex Nicholls and David Wheeler rounded off the scoring.

The East London outfit remains first but Wycombe Wanderers are hot on their heels, having moved up to second in the table after they beat Hartlepool United 2-1, with the result being Pools's third defeat on the bounce.

Teddy Sheringham picked up another victory as Stevenage manager as his side beat Plymouth Argyle, with first-half goals from Connor Ogilvie and Chris Whelpdale giving the former England star the victory and causing the Pilgrims to slip to third.

Oxford United, who played on Sunday, registered a 1-0 win at Bristol Rovers that saw the visitors climb to fourth.

Portsmouth couldn’t capitalise on their South Coast rivals’ defeat as they could only claim a goalless home draw against Accrington Stanley, a result that sees Pompey drop to fifth.

Morecambe came back from two goals down to grab all three points against 10-man Yeovil Town, after Shaun Jeffers saw a first-half red card in their 4-2 loss – the Shrimpers climb to sixth with 10 points, the same as seventh-placed Exeter, while the Glovers slip into the relegation zone.

Carlisle United came out on top in their five-goal thriller against Barnet, as Derek Asamoah netted a brace to give the home side all three points and climb to 11th.

Matt McClure bagged a first-half brace for Dagenham & Redbridge in their 2-1 away win at Northampton Town.

Luton Town comfortably overcame 10-man Cambridge United, as Luke Guttridge, Luke Wilkinson and Danny Green scored the goals for the away side.

Mansfield Town and AFC Wimbledon shared the spoils in their match, as Chris Clements cancelled out Tom Elliott's opener.

York City condemned Newport County to their fifth defeat of the season, leaving them bottom of League Two after goals from James Berrett, Reece Thompson and Vadaine Oliver won it comfortably for the away side.

Notts County and Crawley Town didn’t play following international call-ups, so the Magpies slip to 22nd and the Red Devils to 18th, albeit with a game in hand.

Results in full (half-time scores in brackets):
Cambridge United 1-3 Luton Town
Carlisle United 3-2 Barnet
Exeter City 4-0 Leyton Orient
Mansfield Town 1-1 AFC Wimbledon
Newport County 0-3 York City
Northampton Town 1-2 Dagenham & Redbridge
Portsmouth 0-0 Accrington Stanley
Stevenage 2-1 Plymouth Argyle
Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Hartlepool United
Yeovil Town 2-4 Morecambe
Notts P-P Crawley

Here's how the table looks like after matchday 6:




Leyton Orient remain at the top of the league but by a whisker, with Wycombe hot on their heels. Plymouth, Oxford and Portsmouth sit just behind, while Morecambe and Exeter round off the promotion places. Down at the bottom, Newport's dreadful start to the season continues, while Yeovil's fall from grace shows no sign of stopping. Notts are just above the drop zone, but they have a game in hand.

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