RYAN Bowman’s late strike clinched Exeter a 3-2 win at Macclesfield and lifted them level on points with Sky Bet League Two leaders Swindon on Saturday.

Bowman’s 86th-minute winner sealed Exeter’s third straight league victory after they had let slip a two-goal lead.

Crewe slipped to third place following a 2-1 defeat at promotion rivals Plymouth.

Harry Pickering fired Crewe ahead early in the second half, but Plymouth hit back through Luke Jephcott and Antoni Sarcevic’s penalty before Pickering’s stoppage-time shot hit a post.

Port Vale climbed up to sixth thanks to Tom Conlon’s first-half opener and Mark Cullen’s second-half brace in a 3-0 home win against Colchester.

Rory Holden scored a stoppage-time winner for Walsall, who came back from 2-0 down to beat Northampton 3-2.

Callum Morton notched a first-half double for Northampton before Josh Gordon’s header and Danny Guthrie’s free-kick hauled Walsall level and Holden snatched victory in the third minute of added time.

Reuben Reid’s 88th-minute header clinched play-off hopefuls Cheltenham a 2-1 home win against Leyton Orient after Conor Wilkinson’s first-half opener for the visitors had been cancelled out a minute later by Alfie May.

Cambridge hit back to beat Bradford 2-1 at the Abbey Stadium, with Harvey Knibbs firing home in added time after Harry Darling’s 84th-minute equaliser had cancelled out Jake Reeves’ opener for the visitors.

George Williams’ late equaliser secured Forest Green a 1-1 draw at Oldham, who went ahead through Gevaro Nepomuceno’s second-half effort

Brandon Thomas-Asante’s first-half header sealed Salford a 1-0 win at Stevenage and Crawley were held 0-0 at home by Carlisle.

James Hanson and Josh Benson were both on target for Grimsby in a 2-1 home win against Morecambe, Mansfield beat Newport 1-0.