FOOTBALL: Ex-Blades boss leads Vale to top of table

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Port Vale won 3-2 at Dagenham & Redbridge to move to the top of npower League Two.

With Gillingham’s fixture against Northampton postponed, Micky Adams’ side took full advantage thanks to goals from Tom Pope, Jennison Myrie-Williams and Louis Dodds. Sam Williams (penalty) and Scott Doe replied.

Southend missed out on the chance to move into the top three as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Burton.

Goals from Calvin Zola and Lee Bell gave Albion, who had Nathan Stanton sent off, a win which moves them into the play-off spots.

Oxford United claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over bottom side Wimbledon thanks to goals from Sean Rigg, Alfie Potter and Tom Craddock, although they also had James Constable sent off late on.

Rochdale claimed a 4-2 win at Bradford with all the goals coming in the first half.

Terry Gornell put Dale ahead but Alan Connell struck from the spot to equalise.

Andrew Tutte put the visitors back ahead and Ashley Grimes extended their advantage, before Connell’s second penalty made it 3-2. But Gornell netted his second to complete the scoring.

Andy Iro struck in the eighth minute of stoppage time to earn Barnet a 2-2 draw at Exeter in Edgar Davids’ first game in sole charge.