Date: 28th November 2016 at 12:18pm
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The League 2 season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Carlisle became the new leaders when they thrashed Mansfield. They’re top on goal difference after Plymouth lost for a third game running, Doncaster remain third. Cheltenham and Newport are still in the bottom two.

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


Sat 26 Nov 2016 – League Two
Accrington Stanley 1-1 Yeovil Town 15:00
Barnet 3-2 Notts County 15:00
Blackpool 4-1 Newport County 15:00
Cambridge United 3-1 Cheltenham Town 15:00
Carlisle United 5-2 Mansfield Town 15:00
Colchester United 4-0 Crewe Alexandra 15:00
Crawley Town 3-2 Grimsby Town 15:00
Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Leyton Orient 15:00
Exeter City 0-0 Luton Town 15:00
Morecambe 2-1 Plymouth Argyle 15:00
Portsmouth 1-2 Stevenage 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Hartlepool United 15:00

Carlisle’s 5-2 win against Mansfield, who had been on a two game winning run under new boss Steve Evans, at Brunton Park saw the Cumbrians move to the top of the League 2 table at the expense of Plymouth.

A third successive defeat, all within seven days, from Plymouth came when they were beaten 2-1 at Morecambe, dropping the long-term leaders to second. Doncaster also closed in on the Pilgrims as a 3-1 win against struggling Leyton Orient meant the third place side are now only two points off second.

Portsmouth lost ground on the top three, failing to close the gap on Argyle also, when they were beaten at Fratton Park. Pompey remain in fourth but it was Stevenage celebrating with a 2-1 win, a fourth successive win on their travels.

Luton, beaten by Pompey in the previous game, had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Exeter with Wycombe’s winning run extended to four games when they beat Hartlepool 2-0. The Chairboys climbed to sixth as a result.

A first defeat in five had been suffered by Blackpool in the midweek prior, however they recovered well at the weekend to beat Newport, who remain bottom of the Football League, 4-1 to move back into the top seven.

The points were shared between Accrington and Yeovil but Barnet’s 3-2 win against Notts County, who have dropped for promotion-chasing to now relegation threatened, means the Bees are only outside of the play-off places on goal difference.

Cambridge improved their promotion chances with a 3-1 win against Cheltenham, this loss at the Abbey Stadium meant Cheltenham remain second-bottom with Colchester continuing to move away from trouble with a win against Crewe. This 4-0 win at the Weston Homes Community Stadium means the U’s are now closing in on a potential play-off push.

Crawley’s own relegation concerns, they’re now only four points off the top seven, were eased with a 3-2 win against promotion hopefully Grimsby. This defeat saw the Mariners down to 9th.

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