Saturday's League Two reports

Carlisle 1-4 Blackpool

Blackpool secured an impressive victory over third-placed Carlisle in League Two.

Brad Potts and Jordan Flores struck for the visitors before Jabo Ibehre pulled a goal back for Carlisle.

However, Sanmi Odelusi and Nathan Delfouneso clinched victory for the Seasiders with late strikes.

Potts fired his side ahead in the 33rd minute, arriving late in the box to convert Colin Daniel's cross from the left.

Blackpool added a second in the 56th minute when Luke Joyce was caught in possession and Flores took advantage to unleash a fierce strike into the corner.

Flores missed a chance to make it 3-0 and Carlisle hit back when substitute Ibehre headed home.

But just when Carlisle were threatening to salvage something from the game, another error at the back cost them dearly as Odelusi struck for their third goal.

Delfouneso closed the game out with a neat finish from 12 yards.

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Colchester 2-1 Barnet

Colchester boosted their play-off chances with a deserved win over Barnet.

The hosts suffered a double injury blow early in the game when Frankie Kent and Lloyd Doyley were both forced off.

But they took an 18th-minute lead through Kurtis Guthrie, who netted with a low 25-yard drive after being found by Denny Johnstone.

Barnet goalkeeper Josh Vickers denied Craig Slater and Alex Wynter also went close, while at the other end Sam Walker produced a fine save to deny Curtis Weston from close range.

Colchester doubled their lead in the 42nd minute when Brennan Dickenson squeezed home his shot.

John Akinde headed home Mauro Vilhete's cross with four minutes remaining but it was too little, too late for the visitors.

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Crewe 5-0 Grimsby

Crewe were ruthless in front of goal as they won for the first time in 12 games with a League Two demolition of Grimsby.

Dave Artell picked up his first win as the Railwaymen's boss to ease the club's relegation fears.

George Cooper and Chris Dagnall both hit a brace to sweep the strugglers into a four-goal lead before the half-hour mark.

Cooper tucked the ball past James McKeown from the tightest of angles to give his side a flying start in the second minute.

Grimsby responded with Jamey Osbourne - who had an unsuccessful trial at Crewe last summer - forcing a good save out of Ben Garratt with a rasping drive.

Opportunist finishing from Dagnall in the 16th minute doubled the lead with the striker hooking a low shot under the despairing McKeown.

Defender Ben Nugent and Jordan Bowery went close and the Railwaymen looked threatening whenever they piled forward.

They had been the joint lowest scorers in League Two before the game, but they surprised even their die-hard fans when they picked off two more goals in quick succession.

First Cooper curled a superb free-kick from the edge of the D over the wall after 25 minutes. Then four minutes later Dagnall also grabbed his second when he was on hand to prod home from close range after Bowery helped on Cooper's low cross.

Grimsby improved slightly after Marcus Bignot made a triple substitution at the break, but Tom Bolarinwa blazed high and wide with an easy late chance.

Crewe still piled forward with McKeown pushing Bowery's fierce drive around the post before excelling himself when tipping over an ambitious volley from the halfway line from the impressive Cooper.

Callum Cooke then wrapped up it up three minutes from time on his home debut when he slid a low shot into the corner of the net from Callum Ainley's ball.

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Luton 2-1 Crawley

Two goals from leading scorer Danny Hylton saw Luton come from behind to beat Crawley at Kenilworth Road.

The hosts moved up to fourth in the League Two table thanks to the second-half brace from Hylton, which takes his personal tally up to 17 for the season.

However, they were frustrated early on, with visiting goalkeeper Glenn Morris producing a stunning save from Pelly Ruddock's volley.

Jimmy Smith volleyed wide and Jordan Roberts saw his cross clip the top of the bar for the visitors as they responded.

Smith was only inches away for the visitors in first-half stoppage time, nodding wide of the far post.

But they led on the hour mark, as Smith was denied by Matt Macey, only to tee up James Collins who lashed the ball home.

Ollie Palmer's volley was tipped over by Morris, but it was 1-1 on 70 minutes, Hylton stabbing home his 16th of the season, before volleying into the bottom corner in the 76th minute following superb work by Ruddock.

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Mansfield 4-0 Hartlepool

Mansfield stormed into the League Two play-off places with a thrashing of struggling Hartlepool.

It was a fourth win league win on the bounce for Steve Evans' men and they have now not conceded for 352 minutes in League Two.

The result could have been so different had Padraig Amond punished Rhys Bennett's fluffed clearance on 14 minutes, lobbing over an empty goal from just inside the box.

Instead the Stags roared ahead on 19 minutes when Shaq Coulthirst's low cross from the right was converted by Ben Whiteman from 12 yards.

It was 2-0 on 26 minutes as Danny Rose stole the ball off a dithering Matthew Bates just outside the box and rounded keeper Adam Bartlett.

Alex MacDonald came on for his home debut on 65 minutes and within six minutes he made it 3-0 with a low shot from 22 yards after being allowed to run down the centre.

On 78 minutes Whiteman bagged his second with a powerful downward header from a MacDonald cross from the left.

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Morecambe v Cambridge United

Morecambe veteran Kevin Ellison scored two goals in five minutes to help his side beat Cambridge to pick up their second successive win.

Winger Ellison opened the scoring five minutes into the second half when he volleyed home from close range after U's goalkeeper Will Norris had superbly saved Michael Duckworth's initial effort.

The home side doubled the lead five minutes later when Ellison was again in the right place at the right time to put the ball into the empty net after Norris could only parry an excellent effort from Paul Mullin into the path of the Morecambe veteran.

The Shrimps continued to press but Norris made excellent stops to deny Lee Molyneux on two occasions and Aaron Wildig, while at the other end Cambridge produced just one effort of note when Barry Corr fired wide.

Morecambe thought they had taken the lead in the ninth minute when Peter Murphy scored from a Michael Rose corner but the effort was disallowed for handball.

The home side continued to look lively going forward and Mullin went close to putting them in front when his shot from a tight angle beat Norris but came back off the foot of a post.

After a quiet start, Cambridge began to look dangerous themselves with Piero Mingoia forcing Barry Roche into a neat save with a shot from distance before Jake Carroll hit the woodwork when he did well to get on the end of Luke Berry's cross.

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Notts County 2-1 Cheltenham

Notts County maintained their unbeaten home record under new boss Kevin Nolan as they secured victory over fellow League Two strugglers Cheltenham.

The Magpies started well and could have been a goal ahead in the opening 10 minutes when Mark Yeates smacked the top of the bar with a wonderful long-range drive.

Notts took the lead in the 24th minute and the architect was Michael O'Connor, who produced a wonderful pass which picked out the run of Jon Stead who ran on to smash beyond Scott Brown.

It was no more than County deserved for a vibrant display and they gave themselves a cushion when Richard Duffy's header from Yeates' corner squirmed over the line just past the half-hour mark.

That prompted Robins boss Gary Johnson into a tactical switch as he ditched a 5-4-1 system to play 4-4-2 and the new shape seemed to kick-start Cheltenham.

The extra man up front made it more of a contest and, after Jonathan Forte hit the post for the hosts, Manny Onariase grabbed a late goal.

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Plymouth 3-0 Exeter

Promotion-chasing Plymouth ended Exeter's seven-match winning run in League Two with a comprehensive victory at Home Park.

A lively start to the Devon derby saw Exeter's Jake Taylor volley an effort just wide from eight yards.

But almost immediately Plymouth playmaker Graham Carey sent a pass through to on-loan Cardiff winger Matty Kennedy, who beat Christy Pym and put Argyle 1-0 up.

Pym could do little to prevent the ball beating him then but he made a fine diving save to palm away Ryan Taylor's goal-bound 21st-minute effort after the tall striker latched on to a loose ball in the City area.

Argyle surged 2-0 up in first-half added time as Kennedy slipped the ball through to Taylor and he curled the ball into the corner and just out of the reach of the diving Pym.

A minute later Troy Brown's header smashed off the crossbar but Argyle went in 2-0 up at half-time.

Brown was denied again at the start of the second half as home keeper Luke McCormick made a brilliant one-handed save to keep out the central defender's strike.

Second-placed Plymouth, though, sealed the win in injury time as substitute Jake Jervis converted a penalty after being fouled by City keeper Pym.

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Portsmouth 2-0 Accrington

Matt Clarke and Kal Naismith scored to help promotion-chasing Portsmouth return to winning ways with a home success against lowly Accrington.

Portsmouth needed the points after back-to-back defeats in League Two and Paul Cook's men got off to the perfect start.

Only 45 seconds had elapsed when Gary Roberts forced a fine save from Accrington goalkeeper Marek Rodak.

From the resulting corner Roberts picked out Clarke at the far post and the centre-back headed into the net.

The same combination almost doubled Pompey's lead on 20 minutes but this time Clarke nodded over from Roberts' centre.

It took until the half hour for Accrington to muster a meaningful attempt on goal when Sean McConville blazed wide from inside the penalty area.

Clarke twice came close to doubling his and Pompey's tally early in the second half but could not hit the target with either attempt.

Substitute Naismith sealed the victory in added time, slotting home after being sent clear by Noel Hunt.

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Stevenage 3-0 Wycombe

Matt Godden was on target again for Stevenage as they recorded a third win in a row with an impressive victory over promotion-chasing Wycombe.

Godden has now scored eight times in his last eight games, and has 15 in total this season, with his penalty being sandwiched by strikes from Steven Schumacher and the excellent Tom Pett.

Sam Saunders went close early on, sending a free-kick from 25 yards narrowly wide with Jamie Jones left standing before Chairboys stopper Jamal Blackman had to push away Jobi McAnuff's curler.

However, the hosts went ahead on 25 minutes as McAnuff's cross was helped on by Godden and Schumacher was on hand to nod in from close range.

The lead was doubled just before half-time when Pett was tripped in the area by Dominic Gape, leaving Godden to send Blackman the wrong way from the spot.

The visitors were the architects of their own downfall for Stevenage's third, as Aaron Pierre was dispossessed on the edge of his own area by Pett, who rounded Blackman to score.

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Yeovil 1-1 Leyton Orient

Gavin Massey scored late on to break Leyton Orient's run of six consecutive losses as they earned a point away at Yeovil.

Francois Zoko's strike in first-half stoppage time gave the Glovers the lead but Massey smashed home for his relegation-threatened team late on to seal a point and leave them three shy of safety.

A poor first period from both sides produced few chances, with Sandro Semedo wasting a two-on-one counter attack for Orient and Liam Shephard slicing Yeovil's best chance wide after being played in behind.

Yet just as a half-time stalemate looked inevitable, the hosts took the lead in the first minute of stoppage time. Sam Sargeant did well to parry a Tom Eaves shot from distance, but Zoko was quickest to react and turn in the rebound.

There were cards aplenty as tempers flared after the break and the visitors threw everything at it and committed more men forward.

It was a tactic that finally paid off when Massey capitalised on poor Yeovil defending to rifle the ball into the roof of the net on 88 minutes.

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