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BRADFORD 2 HARTLEPOOL 2 MARK HUGHES hailed the form of Bradford forward Andy Cook after his double secured a draw. Cook rescued a point against a Hartlepool side who led twice through Callum Cooke and Dan Kemp. Hughes said: ‘It’s far and away the best level of form he’s hit since I’ve been here – and I’d imagine it won’t be far off in his career.’ CARLISLE 0 STEVENAGE 0 PAUL SIMPSON saw Carlisle fall out of the automatic promotion places, but insisted it was a point won rather than two dropped. ‘Stevenage moaned through the game he was a home referee,’ said Simpson. ‘But there were two big calls he made a mistake with.’ HARROGATE 1 BARROW 0 SIMON WEAVER hailed substitute Matty Daly a ‘fantastic talent’ after he secured a vital home victory. The ex-England Under-18 international’s 74th-minute strike proved to be the winner, with Weaver saying: ‘He’s a brilliant lad and a fantastic talent. He has needed to be more relentless in terms of his running off the ball.’ LEYTON ORIENT 2 COLCHESTER 2 BEN GARNER praise Colchester’s ‘fantastic spirit’ after his side produced a grandstand finish. George Moncur penalty and Ruel Sotiriou put Leyton Orient ahead, before late goals from Connor Hall and Liam Chilvers managed to salvage a point for the visitors. NORTHAMPTON 1 CREWE 0 JON BRADY admitted Northampton struggled with fatigue in the second half of their narrow win over Crewe. Louis Appere’s first-half strike ensured the hosts edged it for a side without 10 players due to injuries and bans. Brady said: ‘We are running a bit on empty at the minute.’ ROCHDALE 4 SWINDON 4 CHARLIE AUSTIN netted four for Swindon, but it wasn’t enough for all three points. Devante Rodney, Danny Lloyd, Abraham Odoh netted, before sub Ian Henderson netted in injury time for Rochdale. SALFORD 3 DONCASTER 1 NEIL WOOD was delighted by his Salford side’s ruthlessness. Luke Bolton’s brace, either side of Stephen Mallan’s strike, secured the points, with George Miller in reply. Wood said: ‘We’ve definitely hit a good patch of form right now.’ STOCKPORT 1 MANSFIELD 1 NIGEL CLOUGH felt his Mansfield deserved their late, late equaliser. Lucas Akins headed home after Paddy Madden’s first-half opener. He said: ‘We just about deserve that. I was delighted for Lucas.’ TRANMERE 1 NEWPORT 3 MICKY MELLON believes he still has the backing at Tranmere. Goals from Aaron Wildig, Charlie McNeill and Calum Kavanagh rendered Regan Hendry goal a consolation. Mellon said: ‘I get all the disappointment, but generally the supporters were fine.’ WALSALL 2 GILLINGHAM 0 MICHAEL FLYNN has had to ease Conor Wilkinson back in at Walsall. Returning from injury, Wilkinson added to Isaac Hutchinson’s strike and Flynn said: ‘Conor thinks he can pick up where he left off.’ WIMBLEDON 0 CRAWLEY 1 JOHNNIE JACKSON slammed his Wimbledon players as they slipped to a 10th consecutive match without a win after Ashley Nadesan early winner. He said: ‘I haven’t got the luxury of making wholesale changes but if I could, I would after that.’