Rob Kiernan enjoyed the best of the shares of this weekend's results as his side Southend beat newly promoted Mansfield 3-0. The Centre back was named on the bench but did not feature for the League Two side. The game ended up 10 vs 9 as Anthony Straker put the hosts ahead, an Alan Marriot own goal doubled their lead just before the break and Kevan Hurst's long range drive sealed the 3 points for the promotion side a minute from time.
Fraser Fyvie's side Yeovil came up north to Leeds this weekend but went back disappointed after a Ross McCormack double sealed the visitors fate. The midfielder again was not named in the match squad as he is still recovering from his injury he picked up in the 0-0 draw with Brighton the 2 weeks ago.
Relegation 6 pointer for Jordan Mustoe and Bury but were comfortably beaten 3-1 at home to Torquay, Mustoe did start for the Shakers but had a bad day at the back. Torquay went 1-0 after sloppy defending at the back from Bury where the ball was bundled into the net by Aaron Downes, Bury equalised just 6 minutes later when Nathan Cameron slammed home a William Edjenguele lay off. Paul McCallum headed home another corner 3 minutes later to put the visitors back in front, McCallum got his second of the afternoon and sealed the points for the South Coast side after he found the corner from a Elliot Benyon cutback.
Yeovil saw themselves return to the bottom of the table 2 points from safety with the visit of the Latics on Sunday which Fyvie will be uneligible for under the Parent Club clause, Gary Johnson will be looking to take advantage of the Latics' poor record away from home. Southend fired up to 8th on 23 points in what is a cramped top half as they are 3 points behind leaders Oxford United as they prepare for the trip to fellow promotion candidates Morcambe on Saturday in the First round of the FA Cup. Unfortunately for Bury, they are leapfroged by Torquay and lie in a sorrowful 22nd, two points from the danger zone on 13, they prepare for the visit of Non-League Cambridge United also in the First Round of the FA Cup