Gillingham kept pace with Oxford at the top of the table, winning 2-1 at Dagenham & Redbridge to maintain their 100% League Two record, whilst Shaun Harrad’s third goal of the season helped propel Cheltenham up to third as the Robins won away at Aldershot. Bradford climbed to fourth with a 5-1 thrashing of Wimbledon at Valley Parade, closely followed by Micky Adams’ Port Vale who picked up a 3-1 away win against Morecombe. Exeter and Accrington occupy the remaining play-off places, despite the Grecians hammering Stanley 3-0 at St James Park.
Rene Howe scored twice as Torquay registered their first win of the season at Plainmoor, beating Rochdale 4-2, whilst much-fancied Rotherham drew at 1-1 with Chesterfield at the New York Stadium. Fleetwood, meanwhile, picked up their first ever win as a Football League club with a 1-0 triumph over Burton at the Pirelli Stadium. Fellow League Two newboys York also had a good afternoon, winning 3-1 away at Barnet.
Bristol Rovers took a 3-0 first half lead away at Wycombe, only to see the match abandoned midway through the second period due to inclement weather with the score 3-1 in the Gas’ favour. Northampton Town, Argyle’s next league opponents, were denied by a late Ryan Cresswell goal as Southend struck at the death to secure a 3-3 draw at Sixfields.