Midweek round up of matches at the bottom of League Two
On Tuesday night, a Marcus Bean goal in the 8th minute put an end to Barnet's run of 5 games unbeaten as Brentford won 1-0 at Griffin Park, despite a fine away performance by Ian Hendon's side which fully deserved at least a point. The win puts Brentford seven points clear at the top of League Two, while Barnet drop a place to 20th. They remain on 33 points and have now played 35 matches.
Accrington went above the Bees on goal difference after winning 2-0 away at Macclesfield. Robbie Williams and Andy Procter scored for Stanley who are on the same points as Barnet and have played the same amount of games.
Bournemouth climb up out of the relegation zone and are now 21st following their excellent 3-1 away win at Exeter. Adam Stansfield put the home side ahead but the Cherries grabbed all three points with a goal from Danny Hollands and two from Brett Pitman. Bournemouth now have 28 points from 36 matches.
Chester City dropped to 22nd after their 5-1 mauling at home by Rotherham. Kevin Ellison, who scored the Seals' goal at Underhill last Saturday, put Chester ahead but the Millers won comfortably. Rueben Reid grabbed a hat trick for Rotherham. Micky Cummins and Drewe Broughton scored the other two goals. Chester have now gone 15 games without a win. They have played 37 games, more than any of the other clubs in the bottom six and have 27 points. They also have the worst goal difference.
Luton Town won 2-0 away at Notts County with goals from Chris Martin and Tom Craddock and now have 13 points from 35 points but they are still 14 points from safety.
On Wednesday night, Grimsby Town, who had slipped into the bottom two following Bournemouth's win at Exeter on Tuesday, went down 2-1 at Chesterfield, who scored through Drew Talbot and Derek Niven. Ryan Bennett pulled one back for the Mariners but they remain in the relegation zone with 26 points from 36 matches, a point behind Chester. Grimsby travel to the Deva on Saturday, for what is a crucial game for both Chester and Grimsby.