Forster's double boost for Brentford

Football: Second Division round-up
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Brentford and Luton continue to set the pace at the top after both won on their travels yesterday. Two goals from Nick Forster helped leaders Brentford cruise to a 4-1 win at Plymouth. A 25-yard shot from Forster opened the scoring with only seven minutes at Home Park and, despite Neil Illman's chipped equaliser on the hour, the Bees maintained their one- point advantage over second-placed Luton when Carl Asaba, Joe Omigie and Forster all scored in the final 20 minutes.

However, the Hatters stay hot on the leaders' heels thanks to Tony Thorpe's 17th and 18th goals of the season in Luton's 2-1 win at Gillingham. Iffy Onuora provided the Gills' goal.

Luton now boast a five-point advantage over Bury, whose game at Crewe was called off because of frost, and Millwall, who lost 2-0 at home to Peterborough. Scott Houghton scored both goals for the Posh at the New Den.

Stockport moved level on points with Bury and Millwall with a dramatic 3-2 victory at Wrexham. The Welsh club fell to their first home defeat of the season despite taking a two-goal lead through Steve Watkin and Steve Morris. Alun Armstrong and Jim Gannon levelled the scores, before Tony Dinning crowned a remarkable comeback by Stockport with the winning goal from the penalty spot.

Wrexham's defeat allowed Watford into sixth spot with a goalless draw at home to Notts County. Gary Owers volleyed Bristol City's winner in a 3-2 victory over Shrewsbury with only three minutes left at Ashton Gate, while City's neighbours, Bristol Rovers, lost 1-0 at Bournemouth.

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