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Vital View - League 2, 4th February 2017

Vital View - League 2, 4th February 2017

The League 2 season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Doncaster dropped points but remain clear of Plymouth with Carlisle also getting back to winning ways. Leyton Orient and Newport continue to hold relegation spots.

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

Results

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

Doncaster's five game winning run came to an end but the unbeaten run was extended to nine after the leaders' 1-1 draw with Morecambe.

Victory for Accrington over relegation rivals Notts County took them four points clear of the relegation zone. The Magpies remain above the drop zone - by a point - despite this 2-0 loss at the Crown Ground.

Barnet's play-off bid was dented by a 2-0 loss against Mansfield, which took the Stags - after a third win in five - to within two points of the top 7.

Despite losing just once in five a fourth draw for Blackpool in that period came when Pools were held to a 1-1 draw by Colchester. The U's winless run was extended to three at Bloomfield Road with them now four points off the play-offs.

A third successive defeat was suffered by Cambridge as their winless run was extended to four. However, Plymouth reacted positively to a midweek defeat to close the gap on leaders Doncaster to five points - they have a game in hand - after a 1-0 victory at the Abbey Stadium.

Cheltenham's point from a 1-1 draw with Newport at Whaddon Road would have pleased the Robins - despite being the home side - more as it kept them clear of the bottom placed side. The Exiles fourth game without defeat took them to within a win of potentially climbing out of the relegation zone.

The battle of the midtable sides - who went into the game with one eye on a possible play-off push - ended with Stevenage going away from Crawley with the points after a 2-1 victory.

Exeter's amazing run of form saw them collect a seventh straight win - and ninth in a 10 game uneaten run - when they thrashed Crewe 4-0. This latest Alexandra defeat - a seventh in 10 - at St James Park leaves them very much in relegation trouble.

A late equaliser prevented Grimsby from collecting a win at Blundell Park to boost their play-off push. This 1-1 draw saw Luton retain a top 7 place but ground was lost on a possible automatic promotion position.

Hartlepool moved a point closer to Football League survival but Dave Jones' first home game in charge was one that they had to accept a point from. Yeovil claiming a 1-1 draw at Victoria Park saw them follow up the impressive win against Plymouth.

A fifth successive defeat - as a lead was lost - was suffered by Leyton Orient that kept Orient in the relegation zone. This 2-1 win for Carlisle - a first win in four - kept them ahead of the chasing pack in an automatic promotion position.

Wycombe recovered from a defeat - to win for the first time in three - to move ahead of promotion rivals Portsmouth. This 1-0 defeat at Adams Park was a third in four suffered by Pompey who dropped to 7th just two ahead of Mansfield in the final play-off positions.

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 32 19 7 6 64 23
2 Plymouth 31 19 4 8 61 17
3 Carlisle 32 15 13 4 58 11
4 Luton 32 14 11 7 53 18
5 Portsmouth 31 15 7 9 52 16
6 Exeter 32 15 5 12 50 16
7 Colchester 32 13 8 11 47 7
8 Mansfield 32 12 11 9 47 4
9 Stevenage 32 14 4 14 46 1
10 Wycombe 32 13 7 12 46 -1
11 Barnet 32 11 12 9 45 -2
12 Grimsby 32 12 8 12 44 0
13 Cambridge 31 12 7 12 43 3
14 Blackpool 31 10 12 9 42 12
15 Morecambe 31 12 6 13 42 -7
16 Crawley 31 11 6 14 39 -11
17 Yeovil 32 9 11 12 38 -7
18 Crewe 32 8 12 12 36 -11
19 Accrington 30 8 9 13 33 -10
20 Notts County 32 9 6 17 33 -21
21 Cheltenham 32 7 11 14 32 -10
22 Hartlepool 32 7 11 14 32 -18
23 Leyton Orient 32 8 5 19 29 -15
24 Newport 32 5 11 16 26 -15
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