Vital Preview – League 2, 1st April 2017

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

Previous results

Saturday 25th March 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Accrington Stanley 1-1 Grimsby Town 15:00
Barnet 3-1 Cheltenham Town 15:00
Blackpool 2-1 Hartlepool United 15:00
Cambridge United 0-0 Stevenage 15:00
Carlisle United 0-2 Crewe Alexandra 15:00
Colchester United 2-1 Luton Town 15:00
Crawley Town 3-0 Leyton Orient 15:00
Exeter City 3-3 Yeovil Town 15:00
Morecambe 1-3 Mansfield Town 15:00
Portsmouth 2-1 Newport County 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Notts County 15:00

Sunday 26th March 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Plymouth Argyle 14:45

Tuesday 28th March 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Accrington Stanley 2-0 Cambridge United 19:45

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

Grimsby will bid for a first win in three when hosting leaders Doncaster. Having lost last time round – to title rivals Plymouth – Donny will look for a win to at least maintain a three point lead at the top.

Both Cheltenham and Morecambe are out of form and on losing runs but know something will give at Whaddon Road. The Robins – who have lost four in a row – are a place, but six points, above the bottom two. Despite six successive defeats the Shrimps’ Football League status is all but assured.

Crewe look to build on the three successive wins – four in five – that’s taken Alexandra towards midtable security. Cambridge visit Gresty Road with an outside chance of forcing themselves into the top seven.

In spite of three defeats in the last four Hartlepool should be clear enough of trouble to ensure another season of League 2 football but the same doesn’t look likely of Portsmouth. However, they’ll not go out of the Football League as Pompey look well placed to secure a top three finish and with it automatic promotion.

Having lost four in a row – seven of the last eight – bottom of the league Leyton Orient are set for non-league football next season. Nothing short of a win again play-off chasing Wycombe – four points off the top seven – will do at Brisbane Road.

Five without a win for Luton – three have been drawn – means a play-off place is at risk against rivals Blackpool. A draw at Kenilworth Road would keep both in the top seven but defeat for either and they could drop out.

A third successive Mansfield victory could take them back into a play-off spot, certainly above seventh place Exeter. The Grecians clung onto the final play-off position with a remarkable comeback last week as they secured a point from three goals down with just two minutes to play.

Games are running out for Newport – without a win in three – to climb out of the relegation zone. Victory against Crawley – who won for the first time in six last time round – at Rodney Parade could reduce the gap between the Exiles and survival to three points.

Notts County’s recent form has all but secured Football League survival ahead of the visit from play-off chasing Colchester. A win for the 10th place U’s could be enough to move them back into the top seven.

Plymouth’s third win if four – when they beat title rivals Doncaster last Sunday – took them to within three points of the leaders. The title chasers face in-form Accrington who could yet sneak into the play-offs having stormed away from the potential threat of relegation.

Six points separate Stevenage from an automatic promotion place – with Portsmouth’s goal difference much better it’s effectively seven – so Boro look set for a play-off spot. Barnet have an outside chance of a top seven finish but it’s a slim one with victory required at Broadhall Way.

Yeovil are unbeaten in four – they should have beaten Exeter a week ago but had to settle for a points despite being three nil up in the 88th minute – ahead of the visit from out of form Carlisle. The Cumbrians have gone from title contenders to a side struggling to make the play-offs after seven defeats in the last 10.

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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