Manchester City meanwhile moved into fifth spot in the division thanks to a 2-1 win at Chester's Deva Stadium in a match that had been brought forward seven days at the last minute. Chris Holroyd was the goalscorer for the home side while the Manchester City scorers have not been recorded.
In the only other game this week Wrexham moved off the bottom of the table as they put Rochdale in the same place they had been before kick-off with a 3-0 away win at Dark Lane, the home of Rossendale United FC. Rob Duffy, on-loan at Wrexham from Oxford, bagged a brace on three minutes and 62 minutes, with Marc Williams scoring the other goal for the Red Dragons just before the hour mark.
Results in the division this week, all Wednesday :
Blackpool 0-1 Preston North End (7pm)
Chester 1-2 Manchester City (7pm)
Rochdale 0-3 Wrexham (7pm)
Fixtures in the division next week, all Wednesday :
Accrington Stanley v Blackpool (2pm)
Bury v Burnley (7pm)
Preston North End v Carlisle United (2pm)
Rochdale v Morecambe (2pm)
Tranmere v Wrexham (2pm)
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