Date: 29th January 2017 at 3:00pm
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The League 2 season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Doncaster’s likely promotion via automatic promotion was improved with a grip on the title tightened. Newport improved their survival hopes with Leyton Orient down to second bottom.

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

Results

Saturday 28th January 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Carlisle United 1-1 Barnet 15:00
Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Cheltenham Town 15:00
Luton Town 2-0 Cambridge United 15:00
Mansfield Town 2-0 Leyton Orient 15:00
Newport County 3-1 Hartlepool United 15:00
Notts County 2-1 Crawley Town 15:00
Portsmouth 0-1 Exeter City 15:00
Stevenage 2-0 Grimsby Town 15:00
Yeovil Town 0-3 Doncaster Rovers 15:00

Doncaster extended their lead at the top to seven points – Plymouth do have two games in hand – with a 3-0 win at Yeovil at Huish Park. The Glovers have now only won once in the last 10 whereas Donny – beaten just once in 10 – are 16 points clear of 4th placed Luton so look a good bet for automatic promotion.

Automatic promotion remains in Carlisle’s hands but a third straight draw – in a five game winless run – against Barnet keeps the door open to the chasing pack on the 3rd placed side. The Bees remain just outside of the top 7.

Crewe are now without a win in 10 and are just four points clear of trouble. Cheltenham’s 0-0 draw with Alexandra at Gresty Road kept the Robins just above the relegation zone on goal difference.

Play-off rivals Luton and Cambridge met at Kenilworth Road with the Hatters making the most of home advantage to consolidate a position in the play-off places – keeping the U’s outside the top 7 – moving up to 4th with a 2-0 win.

The unbeaten run was extended to six by Mansfield – four have been won – with them just two points off the play-offs. A 2-0 defeat at Fields Mill – coupled with other results – meant Leyton Orient’s loss against the Stags saw Orient drop below several other clubs into the relegation zone on goal difference with only Newport below them now.

Newport closed the gap between them and safety to just two points. Victory also dragged Hartlepool back into the relegation battle with Dave Jones’ first game in charge ending with a 3-1 defeat. The Exiles’ win – who are unbeaten in three but recorded a first win in 10 – left Pools just five points outside of the relegation zone.

Kevin Nolan recorded his first win as Notts County boss at the third attempt. This 2-1 victory over Crawley – who had looked to close the gap between them and the play-offs – took the Magpies above Nolan’s former club Leyton Orient and out of the relegation zone.

Portsmouth missed the chance to apply the pressure on an automatic promotion place and in fact dropped a place to 5th after a 1-0 defeat against promotion rivals Exeter at Fratton Park. Pompey are four points behind Carlisle – but have a game in hand – with the Grecians making it five wins in a row – in a 10 game unbeaten run – to move up to 7th and just seven points off an automatic place.

Stevenage either win or lose these days- they had lost the previous two – but won on this occasion. This 2-0 win over Grimsby saw the visiting Mariners miss the chance to boost their play-off hopes with a second defeat in three.

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