League Two - Vale denied early promotion by Rochdale

Port Vale were denied League Two promotion for the time being after Rochdale snatched a last-gasp point at Spotland.

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Port Vale manager Micky Adams (PA Photos)

Jason Kennedy's stoppage time equaliser left Port Vale's promotion party on hold as Rochdale snatched a dramatic 2-2 draw.

Micky Adams's men were on course to confirm their place in League One next season when Liam Chilvers made amends for an earlier own goal by heading the visitors in front.

But Kennedy glanced home a Michael Rose cross at the death to prolong Vale's wait.

Defender Michael Hector netted his first goal for Cheltenham to seal a narrow 1-0 victory and deny promoted Gillingham manager Martin Allen the chance to clinch the League Two title at his former club.

The centre-half, on loan from Reading, was left unmarked to head home a Billy Jones corner midway through the second half as the Robins continued their push for automatic promotion.

Rotherham did what they had to do with another three points and a 2-1 victory towards their promotion push against Fleetwood.

Daniel Nardiello opened the scoring for Rotherham after a botched backpass was cleared into his path, but David Ball levelled after Junior Brown fluffed his finish. Kieran Agard won it for the Millers after he fired home the rebound from a Ben Pringle shot on 62 minutes.

Sam Togwell's injury-time equaliser halted Bradford's play-off charge as Chesterfield twice came from behind in a pulsating 2-2 draw at the Proact Stadium.

Nahki Wells and Ricky Ravenhill had twice put Bradford ahead only for Tendayi Darikwa and Togwell to hit back for the home side, who still harbour outside play-off hopes of their own.

Matt Paterson came off the bench to grab a dramatic 1-0 injury-time victory for promotion hopefuls Burton against relegation strugglers Plymouth. Paterson struck from close range in the fourth minute of added time - just when it seemed the visitors would go home with a deserved point.

Luke Moore and Jamie Reid both bagged braces as AFC Wimbledon and Exeter shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Twice Reid put the visitors ahead but twice Moore responded - handing the Dons a valuable point in their battle against the drop while Exeter remain in eighth spot, just outside the play-off places.

Alfie Potter pounced shortly before the break to hand Oxford a deserved 1-0 victory at Dagenham. Dagenham's run of miserable form continues, with the club still needing points to make sure of their League Two status, while the visitors secured a welcome first win in six games.

York produced a big shock as they ended Northampton 10-match winning run at Sixfields with a 2-0 victory. The relegation battlers beat the promotion-chasing Cobblers courtesy of Ashley Chambers and an own goal from John Johnson to maintain their mini-revival.

Southend and Bristol Rovers played out a goalless draw in their inconsequential mid-table clash.

oel Grant scored with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining as Wycombe beat Aldershot 2-1 to move out of the relegation zone.

The Chairboys had led through Matt McLure’s opener five minutes into the second half, but the Shots levelled on 8 minutes through Craig Stanley.

Wycombe move out of the drop zone after Barnet’s match with Torquay was postponed. Aldershot stay bottom.

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