Date: 2nd January 2017 at 8:25am
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The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games to start 2017. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Friday 30th December 2016 – Sky Bet League Two
Cheltenham Town 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers 19:45
Hartlepool United 3-2 Morecambe 19:45
Yeovil Town 0-0 Portsmouth 19:45

Saturday 31st December 2016 – Sky Bet League Two
Mansfield Town 1-1 Doncaster Rovers 12:15
Leyton Orient 1-1 Cambridge United 13:00
Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Accrington Stanley 15:00
Grimsby Town 0-0 Blackpool 15:00
Luton Town 3-1 Barnet 15:00
Newport County 1-4 Exeter City 15:00
Notts County 2-3 Carlisle United 15:00
Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Crawley Town 15:00
Stevenage 2-4 Colchester United 15:00

What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it’ll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.

Fixtures

Monday 2nd January 2017 – Sky Bet League Two
Accrington Stanley v Hartlepool United 15:00
Barnet v Plymouth Argyle 15:00
Blackpool v Mansfield Town 15:00
Cambridge United v Notts County 15:00
Carlisle United v Grimsby Town 15:00
Colchester United v Cheltenham Town 15:00
Crawley Town v Yeovil Town 15:00
Doncaster Rovers v Stevenage 15:00
Exeter City v Leyton Orient 15:00
Morecambe v Crewe Alexandra 15:00
Portsmouth v Luton Town 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers v Newport County 15:00

Plymouth ended 2016 unbeaten in four with a win making sure they came into the New Year as the League 2 leaders. They recently lost to Barnet at Home Park so the Pilgrims will be out for retribution against the play-off chasing Bees at the Hive on Monday as they look to retain top spot.

With just the one defeat in the last 10 Carlisle are only a couple of points behind Plymouth – with the better goal difference – so the Cumbrians know a win against Grimsby and any dropped points from the leaders and they’ll reclaim top spot. The Mariners visit Brunton Park looking to make it three unbeaten to boost their play-off hopes though.

The other side very much pushing for the title at the start of 2017 are Doncaster. The 3rd place side are in the same boat at Carlisle – two points off the leaders with the better goal difference – ahead of their hosting of Stevenage. Boro have won just once in four to drop away from a potential play-off push.

Accrington and Hartlepool both ended the year with much needed wins to boost their survival bids. The sides meet at the Crown Ground looking to build up some momentum.

Blackpool remain a point and a place outside of the top seven ahead of the meeting with Mansfield. Pools are looking to make it three unbeaten – if this happens with a win it should take them into a play-off place. The Stags haven’t won in five with three of these ending in defeat.

Cambridge hold that fourth and final play-off place ahead of the rest whereas Notts County visit the Abbey Stadium just a point and a place off the bottom two. Should the struggling Magpies lose for a ninth successive game the chances are they could drop into a relegation place.

The Colchester run – five wins from an unbeaten six game spell – is seeing the U’s as one of those threatening a play-off place. If they won at the Weston Homes Community Stadium they could potentially move into the top seven. Whereas visiting Cheltenham are seeking the point – at least – that could take them out of the relegation zone.

Crawley are looking to avoid a third straight defeat with Yeovil without a win in four – therefore something should give when the two sides meet!

If Exeter’s home form could match the away the Grecians would probably be in the play-off places! They host Leyton Orient looking to extend an six game unbeaten run and further close the five points between them and the top seven. Orient on the other hand look to build on a two game unbeaten run that’s opened up a four point gap from the threat of relegation.

Struggling Morecambe and Crewe meet at the Globe Arena knowing defeat for either side and 2017 could start with them far to close to the drop zone for comfort. The Railwaymen visit the Shrimps having lost four of their last five.

Portsmouth have lost only once in the last nine but a draw to end the year means Pompey are seven points off the automatic promotion places. Luton visit Fratton Park on Monday just a place and a point below Paul Cook’s side in 5th.

If there isn’t a winner from the above mentioned game then Wycombe know a win at rock bottom Newport – who have lost six in a row – would see them leapfrog both sides into 4th! A Chairboys win – given the Exiles’ recent form and seven wins from nine for the home side – would be expected at Adams Park.

It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We’ll find out soon enough.

Ahead of the game we’re looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.

However, don’t just look also have a say. We don’t just want your vote, which you can do to the right, we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.

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