Vital Preview – League 2, 6th May 2017

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The 2016-17 season concludes with the final round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Saturday 29th April 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Accrington Stanley 1-4 Luton Town 15:00
Barnet 3-1 Grimsby Town 15:00
Cambridge United 2-0 Crawley Town 15:00
Carlisle United 2-1 Newport County 15:00
Cheltenham Town 1-0 Hartlepool United 15:00
Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Exeter City 15:00
Leyton Orient 1-3 Colchester United 15:00
Mansfield Town 0-1 Portsmouth 15:00
Morecambe 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers 15:00
Notts County 1-0 Blackpool 15:00
Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Crewe Alexandra 15:00
Yeovil Town 1-1 Stevenage 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.


Saturday 6th May 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Blackpool v Leyton Orient 17:30
Colchester United v Yeovil Town 17:30
Crawley Town v Mansfield Town 17:30
Crewe Alexandra v Barnet 17:30
Exeter City v Carlisle United 17:30
Grimsby Town v Plymouth Argyle 17:30
Hartlepool United v Doncaster Rovers 17:30
Luton Town v Morecambe 17:30
Newport County v Notts County 17:30
Portsmouth v Cheltenham Town 17:30
Stevenage v Accrington Stanley 17:30
Wycombe Wanderers v Cambridge United 17:30

Blackpool, seventh, will confirm their place in the play-offs with a victory from the visit of already relegated Leyton Orient to Bloomfield Road – anything but three points and Pools will probably drop out of the top-seven.

10th-placed Colchester are still very much in the hunt for a top-seven finish, a win against Yeovil, 19th, could secure this but it wouldn’t assure it for the U’s.

Crawley will look to end Mansfield’s play-off bid, however, a solitary win in the last 10 doesn’t bode well for the Red Devils. The Stags, 12th, are very much an outside bet to finish in the top-seven, victory probably wouldn’t be enough.

Both Crewe and Barnet, who meet at Gresty Road, will go again next season aiming for improvements on the bottom-half finishes they’ve seen this term.

Exeter, fifth, are assured of a play-off spot with it likely they’ll finish where they are, as Luton’s goal difference in slightly better than the Grecians’. Carlisle, currently sixth, will confirm a top-seven finish with a win at St James Park, anything less and the Cumbrians are likely to miss out on the play-offs.

The recent Grimsby run of results would suggest the Mariners will end the season with a win at Blundell Park. However, the visitors are title-chasing, and current leaders, Plymouth, who know a victory and they’ll be confirmed as champions, anything less and Doncaster or Portsmouth could come through.

Hartlepool quite simply have to beat title-chasing Doncaster or Pools will definitely be relegated. The second-bottom side know even a victory at Victoria Park might not be enough to prevent them dropping into non-league. Long-term League 2 leaders Donny, second, could win the title with a draw, alternatively even a win might not be enough.

Luton, fourth, are currently on a six game unbeaten and will want to take an extended run into the play-offs by seeing off Morecambe, 18th.

A Newport win in the visit of Notts County and the Exiles will complete a remarkable escape from near certain relegation to finish in 22nd. A draw and they could drop into the relegation zone should Hartlepool beat Doncaster.

Seven without defeat, including six wins, has seen Portsmouth, third, go into the final game, the visit to Fratton Park of Cheltenham, knowing another victory could see them promoted at champions. For this to happen Pompey must claim all three points and hope both Plymouth, top, and Doncaster, second, aren’t able to do likewise.

A five game winless run has seen Stevenage drop out of the top-seven – victory against Accrington, who have fallen just short of completing a battle against relegation to finishing in a play-off position, and it should be enough for Boro to clinch a play-off spot.

Wycombe, 11th, and Cambridge, ninth, meet at Adams Park a point adrift of a play-off spot knowing one will definitely miss out on the top-seven with it possible both will whatever the result?

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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