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Vital Preview - League 2, 14th February 2017

Vital Preview - League 2, 14th February 2017

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

Previous results

Friday 10th February 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Newport County 0-0 Doncaster Rovers 19:45

Saturday 11th February 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Carlisle United 1-4 Blackpool 15:00
Colchester United 2-1 Barnet 15:00
Crewe Alexandra 5-0 Grimsby Town 15:00
Luton Town 2-1 Crawley Town 15:00
Mansfield Town 4-0 Hartlepool United 15:00
Morecambe 2-0 Cambridge United 15:00
Notts County 2-1 Cheltenham Town 15:00
Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Exeter City 15:00
Portsmouth 2-0 Accrington Stanley 15:00
Stevenage 3-0 Wycombe Wanderers 15:00
Yeovil Town 1-1 Leyton Orient 15:00

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.


Tuesday 14th February 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Carlisle United v Doncaster Rovers 19:45
Colchester United v Crawley Town 19:45
Crewe Alexandra v Wycombe Wanderers 19:45
Luton Town v Hartlepool United 19:45
Mansfield Town v Accrington Stanley 19:45
Morecambe v Barnet 19:45
Newport County v Grimsby Town 19:45
Notts County v Exeter City 19:45
Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient 19:45
Portsmouth v Blackpool 19:45
Stevenage v Cheltenham Town 19:45
Yeovil Town v Cambridge United 19:45

Doncaster haven't lost in the last 10 in the league but back-to-back draws has seen the lead cut. The League 2 leader face automatic promotion rivals Carlisle - only three points clear in the third automatic spot - when the Cumbrians travel to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Should Doncaster drop points - or lose - Plymouth could be right on their tail again and they also have a game in hand. The Pilgrims would be expected to see off relegation threatened Leyton Orient who travel to Home Park without a win in eight and three points from safety.

Colchester climbed back into play-off contention with a weekend win. Should the U's manage another against Crawley - who haven't won in four, losing three - at the Weston Homes Community Stadium it could be enough to take them back into the top seven.

A much needed first win in the 10 for Crewe eased relegation concerns. If Alexandra can manage another against Wycombe - who have lost two of the last three to drop out of the play-off places - at Gresty Road they could move further clear of trouble.

A Luton win - coupled with a Carlisle defeat - against struggling Hartlepool could see the Hatters into an automatic promotion place. Pools' four defeats in six is relegation form with Dave Jones looking to change this quickly, starting at Kenilworth Road.

Mansfield's six wins in an eight game unbeaten run has taken the Stags into a play-off place. If this run continues against Accrington - Stanley are just three points ahead of the bottom two - they could move as high as 4th.

With Morecambe six unbeaten a late surge into a potential play-off place is something the Shrimps will have one eye on ahead of the Barnet visit to the Globe Arena. The Bees' five game winless run has seen them lose ground on the play-off places.

Newport are unbeaten in five but the Exiles are still bottom of the league and five points from safety. They host a Grimsby side who go to Rodney Parade having lost 5-0 at the weekend.

Two wins in three has moved Notts County three points clear of relegation trouble with Exeter visiting Meadow Lane looking to react to a weekend defeat, which saw them remain four points off an automatic promotion place.

Portsmouth's first win in three kept them in the play-offs and also saw them close the gap on automatic promotion to four points with a game in hand too. Pompey welcome Blackpool - unbeaten in five but with just the one win - to Fratton Park.

Three successive wins has moved Stevenage back into play-off contention. Another Boro win and they could close that four point gap further. But in order to do this they'll have to beat relegation threatened Cheltenham who will be looking to react to a first defeat in four.

Yeovil are unbeaten in three with Cambridge - who have lost four in a row - the latest visitors to Huish Park. A win over the U's - who have slipped away from the play-off place - could take the Glovers above their 14th placed opponents.

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.


Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday February 14 2017
Time: 10:00AM

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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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