Hurst and Taylor shock Bradford

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Stockport County, who had yet to win a match in the current campaign, produced one of the most surprising results of the season when they won 4-2 away to Bradford City last night.

Glynn Hurst and Scott Taylor scored two each, with Benito Carbone and Andy Myers replying for Bradford. Hurst missed out on a hat-trick when he failed to convert a penalty.

Burnley, the leaders, were given a surprise by Crewe, who earned a 3-3 draw at Turf Moor. Andy Payton equalised twice for Burnley. His last goal came with seconds remaining, after Rob Hulse had headed Crewe in front in injury time. Paul Cook missed a penalty for Burnley.

Grimsby are without a win in four games after Gillingham won away from home for the first time, coming out 2-1 winners at Blundell Park. Chris Hope put the Gills in front and Marlon King hit his eighth of the season before Bradley Allen pulled one back.

Rotherham are still looking for their first victory after a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, who are without a win in seven League outings. Martin McIntosh put the Millers in front after 58 minutes, but Ashley Westwood equalised.

Sheffield United are still without a home win after losing 3-1 to Crystal Palace, who recorded their third successive victory. The turning point came after 78 minutes, when Palace were awarded a controversial penalty after an apparently innocuous challenge by Simon Tracey, the Blades goalkeeper, on Dougie Freedman, who converted from the spot.

Coventry earned a 1-1 draw at Barnsley. Jairo Martinez put them in front but Bruce Dyer equalised with 11 minutes left.

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