Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rotherham Proves a Happy Port of Call for Vale; LEAGUE TWO REVIEW

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rotherham Proves a Happy Port of Call for Vale; LEAGUE TWO REVIEW

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PORT Vale closed the gap on npower League Two leaders Gillingham to two points after triumphing 2-1 at Rotherham.

Vale took the lead when Ryan Burge's pass fell to Louis Dodds to prod home, and soon after Tom Pope added a second before home substitute Kieran Agard was on target to set up an anxious finish.

Gillingham saw their lead trimmed after losing 1-0 at home to Barnet, Jake Hyde's first-half strike settling the contest at Priestfield Stadium.

Cheltenham bounced back from their surprise 4-1 defeat at Rochdale with a 4-0 drubbing of Wycombe.

Goals from Jake Taylor, Jeff Goulding, Darryl Duffy and Jermaine McGlashan kept the Robins in third place.

Promotion-chasing Southend extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches with a brace from Gavin Tomlin helping them beat his former club Dagenham and Redbridge 3-0 with Kevan Hurst hitting the third.

Bradford remain just adrift of a topfour berth after defeating Accrington Stanley 2-1 thanks to efforts from Garry Thompson and Alan Connell which were sandwiched between a strike by Rommy Boco. …

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