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BARROW 3 HARTLEPOOL 1 PETE WILD’S Barrow moved up to fourth, thanks to goals from Josh Gordon, Ben Whitfield and Billy May. Wild said: ‘I am not getting carried away.’ Chris Missilou’s debut goal proved to be a consolation for Hartlepool. BRADFORD 1 N’THAMPTON 3 MITCH PINNOCK, Shaun McWilliams and Sam Sherring scored the goals for Jon Brady’s Northampton. The manager said: ‘This gives the players the motivation to carry on.’ Andy Cook scored a stoppage-time penalty for Bradford. COLCHESTER 3 DONCASTER 0 THREE quality strikes from Alex Newby, Samson Tovide and Luke Hannant gave Colchester their first league victory in seven attempts. Delighted manager Matt Bloomfield said: ‘I enjoyed the goals and the celebrations.’ GRIMSBY 1 STEVENAGE 1 GRIMSBY boss Paul Hurst said he thought ‘it wasn’t going to be our day’ against Stevenage. Niall Maher’s late strike cancelled out Jake Reeves’ opener for the visitors, while the hosts’ John McAtee had a first-half penalty saved. HARROGATE 3 MANSFIELD 0 SIMON WEAVER hailed his Harrogate team’s best performance of the season as they beat Mansfield. ‘It has been coming,’ he said. Luke Armstrong’s brace and an Alex Pattison goal secured the comprehensive win. NEWPORT 2 GILLINGHAM 0 GRAHAM COUGHLAN was a relieved man, as Priestley Farquharson’s double moved his Newport side up to 18th. ‘We’re in the business of winning matches and I thought we deserved it,’ he said. SALFORD 1 CARLISLE 4 PAUL SIMPSON says his Carlisle side have made a ‘big statement’ by beating Salford. Kristian Dennis’s double and goals from Callum Guy and Corey Whelan did the damage for the visitors, with Matt Smith scoring for the hosts. STOCKPORT 1 L ORIENT 2 ORIENT assistant boss Paul Terry saluted a ‘resilient’ display from his team as they came from behind to win. Myles Hippolyte gave the hosts the lead but Darren Pratley and Omar Beckles turned it around. SUTTON 1 ROCHDALE 0 MATT GRAY was proud of his Sutton players after a battling win over Rochdale. Will Randall-Hurren’s firsthalf corner went straight in as the hosts ended their four-game winless run. ‘The togetherness was outstanding,’ Gray said. SWINDON 0 CREWE 1 SCOTT LINDSEY could not believe his Swindon team had failed to score against Crewe. Daniel Agyei’s first-half penalty ended Swindon’s five-match unbeaten run, and manager Lindsey said: ‘We just couldn’t get the ball over the line.’ TRANMERE 0 WIMBLEDON 2 DYNEL SIMEU saw red for Tranmere, while Kane Hemmings missed a penalty in their defeat by Wimbledon. Rovers boss Micky Mellon called the referee’s performance ‘poor’. Ethan Chislett and Ayoub Assal scored. WALSALL 2 CRAWLEY 1 DANNY JOHNSON scored a late winner to break 10-man Crawley’s hearts. The visitors’ manager Lewis Young said: ‘I’m not happy.’ The visitors led through Dom Telford, before Hayden White levelled and Ludwig Francillette saw red.