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Vital View - League 2, 17th April 2017

Vital View - League 2, 17th April 2017

The League 2 season continued with the latest round of games played on Easter Monday.

Already promoted Doncaster are now only three points above Plymouth, who confirmed their promotion too along with Portsmouth.

Hartlepool are just holding off second-bottom Newport with Leyton Orient still battling for Football League survival.

Here's a round-up of the League 2 action from the other games played, with some still to take place.

Results

Monday 17th April 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Accrington Stanley 1-0 Crawley Town 15:00
Barnet 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers 15:00
Cambridge United 1-0 Exeter City 15:00
Carlisle United 1-1 Stevenage 15:00
Cheltenham Town 2-1 Grimsby Town 15:00
Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Blackpool 15:00
Leyton Orient 2-1 Hartlepool United 15:00
Mansfield Town 1-1 Luton Town 15:00
Morecambe 1-1 Colchester United 15:00
Notts County 1-3 Portsmouth 15:00
Plymouth Argyle 6-1 Newport County 15:00
Yeovil Town 3-0 Crewe Alexandra 15:00

Accrington climbed up to 11th with a 1-0 win over Crawley at the Crown Ground to extend their unbeaten run and remain in play-off contention - Stanley are a point off Blackpool, seventh. The Red Devils are seven above the bottom two with three to play.

Barnet lost a fourth game in a row when Wycombe went away from the Hive with a 2-0 win. Despite being 13th the Chairboys are one of half a dozen sides within two points - or less - of the top-seven.

A third win in four was secured by Cambridge when they saw off the challenge of Exeter at the Abbey Stadium. The U's, ninth, are a point off the play-offs with the Grecians dropping to sixth after a second defeat in three.

Carlisle dropped out of the top-seven on goal difference despite battling back to earn a 1-1 draw with play-off rivals Stevenage. Boro, after successive defeats, climbed up to fifth - two points above the Cumbrians.

A Cheltenham win, 2-1, over Grimsby moved the Robins five points - with a better goal difference too - above second-bottom Newport as their survival bid was boosted at Whaddon Road.

Already promoted Doncaster still have work to do in order to confirm the League 2 title after Blackpool recorded a 1-0 win at the Keepmoat Stadium. An added time winner saw the 10 men of Donny beaten by Pools, who moved above Carlisle into the final play-off spot of seventh.

Leyton Orient came from behind to record a 2-1 victory over relegation rivals Hartlepool - moving to within seven points of their visitors but they only have nine points to play for. Poolie are just a point ahead of second-bottom Newport but without a win in six now. However, Orients fight back secured them the points as they battle to stay in the Football League.

Mansfield were denied a place just outside of the top-seven on goal difference alone when potential play-off rivals Luton rescued a point in a 1-1 draw at Field Mill. The Hatters, fourth, saw their limited chances of automatic promotion ended.

Morecambe's unbeaten run was extended to three when a goal two minutes from time rescued a 1-1 draw with Colchester. The U's dropped to 10th, two points off the top-seven.

Notts County's first defeat in six saw Portsmouth secure automatic promotion to League 1. Pompey, almost a decade on from an FA Cup win and seven years from their Premier League relegation, won 3-1 at Meadow Lane to confirm third place, at least.

Automatic promotion was secured by Plymouth following the 6-1 thrashing of Newport at Home Park. The Pilgrims will finish a minimum of third but are now three points off leaders Doncaster - the Exiles remain a point from safety.

Yeovil's first win in seven - after three successive defeats - came with a 3-0 victory over Crewe that took the Glovers, 18th, a place above Alexandra. Both are seven points above the relegation zone.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday April 18 2017
Time: 2:21PM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
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14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
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17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
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