Date: 22nd February 2016 at 11:24am
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Hartlepool’s League 2 season continued with a defeat against Luton at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.

A two-one loss at Luton leaves Hartlepool very much in relegation trouble with Craig Hignett, if he didn’t know before, having his work cut out to keep Pools in the Football League.

Luton took the lead on the hour when Cameron McGeehan scored from the penalty after Nicky Featherstone had handled but five-minutes later Crystal Palace loanee Jake Gray made it one-all.

This is how it looked to be ending until Craig Mackail-Smith’s won it late on for the Hatters, his first goal in five-months saw them win at home for the first time this year and leave Hartlepool just two-points off the relegation zone.

These were the other results.

Saturday 20th February 2016
Exeter 1-1 Newport
Barnet 1-2 Wimbledon
Bristol Rovers 2-1 Morecambe
Cambridge 3-1 York
Carlisle 1-0 Stevenage
Crawley 1-1 Plymouth
Luton 2-1 Hartlepool
Mansfield 3-2 Dag & Red
Northampton 1-0 Wycombe
Notts County 0-1 Leyton Orient
Oxford Utd 1-2 Accrington
Yeovil 1-1 Portsmouth

The Northampton run continues, a 50-year plus winning run was equalled last time round with the Cobblers (one-nil) winning at Sixfields against play-off chasing Wycombe again to not only set that new club record of successive wins it also strengthens the promotion bid with them almost certain to be in League 1 next season.

With it looking a good bet to be as League 2 Champions!

Oxford’s (two-one) bid to join them took a knock as they lost again with Accrington, who have now closed in on the U’s, winning at the Kassam Stadium but Plymouth (one-one) missed the chance to open up more of a gap in second with a draw at Crawley.

With the play-off chasing pack congested Bristol Rovers (two-one) again Morecambe and Leyton Orient (one-nil) at Notts County responded well to defeats against Portsmouth and Northampton, respectively, last time to get those efforts going again.

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