Chester drop into the relegation zone as Grimsby win at home to Gillingham
Barnet's fourth home win in successive games saw the Bees climb to 20th in the table. Two John O'Flynn goals and one from Albert Adomah were enough to give Barnet all three points in a 3-2 win over Lincoln City. Michael O'Connor and Adrian Patulea scored the Imps' goals. Barnet are now on 36 points from 37 games and are 7 points above the relegation zone with games in hand on all of the teams below them.
Accrington moved out of the bottom six with a 2-1 home win over Exeter City. John Miles and Craig Linfield scored the goals for Stanley, Adam Stansfield scoring the Grecians goal. There place in the bottom six is taken by Macclesfield Town who lost 1-0 at bottom club, Luton Town. Tom Craddock scored from the penalty spot for the Hatters who now have 19 points from 38 games, but are still 11 points from safety. Macclesfield, who have won just one game in the last five matches, slip to 19th place with 39 points from 38 games, three points above Barnet who have a game in hand and a better goal difference.
Bournemouth went down 1-0 at home to Notts County, for whom Myles Weston scored the winning goal. It was the Cherries' first defeat in 6 matches. They remain on 34 points and have now played 39 games. They slip to 21st place in the table.
Grimsby Town move out of the bottom two after an excellent 3-0 home win over promotion challengers, Gillingham. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Nick Hegarty and on loan, Barry Conlon scored the goals for the Mariners who are now on 30 points from 39 matches and are now 22nd.
Grimsby are now 1 point above Chester City who slip to 23rd despite getting a point with a fine 1-1 away draw at another promotion chasing side, Bury. Andy Morrell put the home side ahead, but Ryan Lowe scored in the last minute to gain a valuable point for Chester. However, Chester have taken just 5 points from their last 17 matches. Their last win was a 2-0 home win over Accrington on Boxing Day. They now have 29 points from 39 matches.