Vale climb over Gills at the top

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PORT Vale moved above opponents Gillingham to the summit of npower League Two with a 2-1 win in the top-of-the-table clash at Priestfield.

All three goals came in the first 21 minutes.

Exeter moved up to third with a 3-0 win at home to Southend, with John O’Flynn scoring either side of Scot Bennett’s effort. Cheltenham slipped to fifth after being held 1-1 at home to York.

Burton Albion are up to sixth courtesy of a 2-1 win over Torquay, who had taken the lead through Ryan Jarvis just before the interval. Calvin Zola (59) and Matthew Paterson (84) turned things around for the home side.

Bottom side Bristol Rovers enjoyed only their second away win of the season, hammering Fleetwood Town 3-0 thanks to goals from Danny Woodards, Eliot Richards and John-Joe O’Toole.

They are now just one point behind AFC Wimbledon, who were held 2-2 at home by Wycombe.

Paul McCallum scored twice after Jo Kuffour had given Wycombe an early lead, but the visitors claimed a point through substitute Matt McClure 18 minutes from time.

Plymouth moved above AFC Wimbledon thanks to a 2-1 home win over Morecambe, who could only manage an 80th-minute consolation from Ryan Williams after Conor Hourihane (10) and Paris Cowan-Hall (16) had put the Pilgrims in charge.

Elsewhere, Troy Brown and Daniel Lopez gave Aldershot a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley.

Peter Leven scored a 90th-minute penalty winner for Oxford at Bradford, who had seen Nahki Wells’ early opener cancelled out by Sean Rigg (18). And there was also a last-minute winner at Dagenham and Redbridge, where Medy Elito grabbed the winner for the home side in a 2-1 success over Rochdale.