League Two - Hughes brace sends Vale back to top

A comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Accrington Stanley sent Port Vale to the top of League Two, for the time being.

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Port Vale's Lee Hughes is congratulated on scoring their opening goal by Tom Pope (right)

Lee Hughes (2) and Darren Purse found the back of the net on their home debuts to send Vale above Gillingham by a point, though the Gills - who host Wycombe on Monday - have played a game less.

Aldershot and Plymouth wasted chances to gain ground on Stanley near the foot of the table in 0-0 draws with Exeter and Dagenham, respectively.

Cheltenham's 2-1 home win over Torquay moved them from sixth up into the automatic promotion places, behind Port Vale and Gillingham.

Burton were held by bottom club AFC Wimbledon 1-1 at Kingsmeadow which saw them drop down from third into the play-off zone.

Morecambe overtook York City in mid-table with the result of the match day, a 4-1 away success, while Southend reclaimed a playoff berth for the time being after edging Oxford United 1-0 in Luke McCormick's first game since the goalkeeper was jailed for causing death by dangerous driving.

Rotherham saw off Northampton 3-1 at home, while promotion contenders Fleetwood and Bradford shared four goals in a 2-2 stalemate and Rochdale and Chesterfield also split the spoils with a 1-1 draw at Spotland.

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