Barrett earns Gills a draw at Plymouth as Vale slip up at home

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GILLINGHAM maintained their five-point lead at the top of npower League Two after Adam Barrett secured a late 2-2 at Plymouth.

The Gills looked to be slumping to their second defeat of the season when Luke Young put the hosts ahead with 11 minutes to go but Barrett headed in with two minutes remaining.

Second-placed Port Vale could not capitalise after drawing 0-0 at Southend and are now level on 32 points with Cheltenham, who edged out Burton 1-0 thanks to a late Chris Zebroski goal.

A Nahki Wells brace enabled Bradford to move up to fourth with a 2-0 win at rock-bottom Aldershot while big-spending Fleetwood were twice pegged back in a 2-2 draw at Exeter.

Bobby Grant scored a deflected last-minute winner as Rochdale won 2-1 at struggling Wycombe.

Ashley Grimes’ early effort was cancelled out by Wanderers’ Joel Grant but Rochdale snatched it when Bobby Grant netted in the closing seconds.

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored his first Northampton hat-trick as the Cobblers came from behind to win 4-2 at Accrington.

Stanley led 2-1 after George Miller and Rommy Boco cancelled out Akinfenwa’s opener but Northampton substitute Jake Robinson levelled and burly striker Akinfenwa secured the points.

Wimbledon moved away from the bottom two with a surprise 3-0 win at York. Byron Harrison and Stacy Long put the Dons in control and Jack Midson added a third from the spot.

Richard Brodie scored two penalties as Morecambe beat Barnet 4-1. Morecambe were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes thanks to goals from Kevin Ellison and Andrew Fleming before Brodie’s double added gloss.