Date: 5th January 2017 at 9:29am
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The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend – albeit a reduced schedule owing to some League 2 clubs still being involved in FA Cup action. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Monday 2nd January 2017 – Sky Bet League Two
Accrington Stanley 2-2 Hartlepool United 15:00
Barnet 1-0 Plymouth Argyle 15:00
Blackpool 0-1 Mansfield Town 15:00
Cambridge United 4-0 Notts County 15:00
Carlisle United 1-3 Grimsby Town 15:00
Colchester United 2-0 Cheltenham Town 15:00
Crawley Town 2-0 Yeovil Town 15:00
Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Stevenage 15:00
Exeter City 4-0 Leyton Orient 15:00
Morecambe 0-0 Crewe Alexandra 15:00
Portsmouth 1-0 Luton Town 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Newport County 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.


Thursday 5th January 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Doncaster Rovers v Portsmouth 19:45

Saturday 7th January 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Colchester United v Carlisle United 15:00
Hartlepool United v Grimsby Town 15:00
Leyton Orient v Barnet 15:00
Mansfield Town v Crewe Alexandra 15:00
Morecambe v Notts County 15:00
Stevenage v Newport County 15:00

Due to a change for Sky Sports the action will begin on Thursday night at the Keepmoat Stadium as league leaders Doncaster aim to maintain this position. Donny – who have lost just once in 10 – could open up a four point lead if they beat Portsmouth. However, Pompey too have lost just once in 10 – their unbeaten run is actually longer than their hosts – and know they could move to within a point of automatic promotion with a victory.

Carlisle will have a chance to react – or potentially go top if Doncaster slip up – when they head to Colchester on Saturday. The Cumbrians lost their last game to drop to 3rd with the game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium not any easier! The U’s are unbeaten in seven – having won six – and know a win could put them into the top 7.

A game at Victoria Park will see Hartlepool seek to make it three unbeaten – not something Pools have managed too often this season – when Grimsby visit. The Mariners are already on such a run and look to make it four with another win to get back into the play-off picture.

Having seen a two game unbeaten run end with a heavy defeat to start the year Leyton Orient will look for a reaction at Brisbane Road to keep clear of trouble. Visiting Barnet beat – the then leaders – Plymouth in their last game though to move to within a couple of points of the top 7.

Mansfield won for the first time in six in their last outing and they’ll look for another victory at Field Mill against Crewe. The Railwaymen are on a six game – they’ve lost four – winless run themselves.

Alan Smith will take charge of his first game as caretaker of Notts County looking to end a nine game losing streak that cost John Sheridan his job and sees the Magpies just a point off the bottom two. Morecambe will hope to make home advantage count at the Globe Arena and make sure the Shrimps maintain the six points – at least – between them and the bottom 2.

Newport will remain in the relegation places – in fact bottom of the Football League – whatever the result at Stevenage. However, as hosts Boro have lost three in a row the Exiles will be hopeful of finally ending a seven game losing run.

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.