Date: 2nd April 2017 at 9:55am
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The League 2 season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Doncaster moved closer to promotion – and the title – when Plymouth lost ground. Portsmouth also closed in on automatic promotion.

Leyton Orient look doomed but Newport could yet pull clear of trouble and stay in the Football League.

Here’s a round up of the League 2 action from the other games.


Saturday 1st April 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Grimsby Town 1-5 Doncaster Rovers 13:00
Cheltenham Town 3-1 Morecambe 15:00
Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Cambridge United 15:00
Hartlepool United 0-2 Portsmouth 15:00
Leyton Orient 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers 15:00
Luton Town 1-0 Blackpool 15:00
Mansfield Town 1-2 Exeter City 15:00
Newport County 1-0 Crawley Town 15:00
Notts County 3-1 Colchester United 15:00
Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Accrington Stanley 15:00
Stevenage 1-0 Barnet 15:00
Yeovil Town 0-2 Carlisle United 15:00

Grimsby briefly held the lead against Doncaster but they stormed back to record a 5-1 victory, responding to a defeat against promotion rivals Plymouth last weekend, leaving Donny on the brink of securing promotion – most likely the title too.

A first win in six – having lost the last four – for Cheltenham improved their survival hopes. This 3-1 defeat for Morecambe was a seventh in a row for the visitors but a 10 point advantage should see the Shrimps clear from any relegation concerns.

Crewe’s three game winning run was ended when Cambridge left Gresty Road with a 2-1 win that keeps them in with a chance of making the play-offs – the U’s are five points adrift of Carlisle.

A third successive defeat saw Hartlepool drop to third bottom – and just five points from safety – after promotion chasing Portsmouth left Victoria Park with a 2-0 victory. It could be a nervy final six games for Poolie after Newport’s win.

10 man Leyton Orient’s fifth straight defeat has all but confirmed relegation. Two goals in a minute late in the first half saw Wycombe to a 2-0 win at Brisbane Road, leaving Orient nine points from safety – the Chairboys are four points off the top seven.

Luton won the play-off battle with Blackpool when an added time goal sealed the Hatters a 1-0 win at Kenilworth Road, Pools dropped out of the play-off zone.

A dramatic finale saw Mansfield’s lead lost as Exeter – having rescued a point in a 3-3 draw with two minutes to play from three down last week – came from behind, scoring a 97th minute winner at Field Mill. The Grecians climbed up to sixth.

Newport’s first win in four gives the Exiles renewed hope of staying in the Football League. A 1-0 win over Crawley – who have won just once in eight – saw the gap to safety closed to five points.

The improvement at Notts County under Kevin Nolan continued as the Magpies recorded a third straight win against Colchester. This 3-1 defeat for the U’s saw them drop to 12th, five points off the play-offs.

Plymouth couldn’t follow up the win over leaders Doncaster as the Pilgrims slipped to a 1-0 defeat against in-form Accrington. Stanley’s unbeaten run was extended to 12 with this victory at Home Park that keeps alive a potentially remarkable run into the top seven?

The possibility of Stevenage finishing in the top three remains on following a 1-0 win over Barnet – victory keeps Boro within six points of promotion rivals Portsmouth, but games are running out with Pompey’s goal difference also superior.

Yeovil were beaten 2-0 by Carlisle at Huish Park. The Cumbrians’ first win in eight took them back into the play-off places.

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