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Vital Preview - League 2, 17th April 2017

Vital Preview - League 2, 17th April 2017

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

Previous results

Friday 14th April 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Portsmouth 1-1 Plymouth Argyle 14:30
Blackpool 0-0 Accrington Stanley 15:00
Colchester United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers 15:00
Crawley Town 0-0 Cheltenham Town 15:00
Crewe Alexandra 2-2 Notts County 15:00
Exeter City 2-1 Barnet 15:00
Grimsby Town 2-1 Cambridge United 15:00
Hartlepool United 1-1 Carlisle United 15:00
Luton Town 2-2 Leyton Orient 15:00
Newport County 1-0 Yeovil Town 15:00
Stevenage 0-1 Morecambe 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Mansfield Town 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.

Fixtures

Monday 17th April 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Accrington Stanley v Crawley Town 15:00
Barnet v Wycombe Wanderers 15:00
Cambridge United v Exeter City 15:00
Carlisle United v Stevenage 15:00
Cheltenham Town v Grimsby Town 15:00
Doncaster Rovers v Blackpool 15:00
Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United 15:00
Mansfield Town v Luton Town 15:00
Morecambe v Colchester United 15:00
Notts County v Portsmouth 15:00
Plymouth Argyle v Newport County 15:00
Yeovil Town v Crewe Alexandra 15:00

Accrington's long unbeaten run will see Stanley, 12th, go into the visit of Crawley with an outside chance of making it into the top-seven as they are four of the play-offs. The Red Devils' three points advantage over second-bottom Newport should mean they've got enough of a gap to stay in the Football League.

Having won just once in the last 10 Barnet is a game Wycombe, 13th, would fancy their chances of winning - keeping alive a play-off bid, which is fading.

Cambridge, 11th, are just three points off the top-seven, which is a position Exeter, fifth, currently occupy - the Grecians could strengthen this, in fact potentially secure it with a victory at the Abbey Stadium.

One win in 10 isn't promotion form but Carlisle, seventh, hold the final play-off spot against promotion rivals Stevenage. Back-to-back defeats have ended Boro's automatic hopes but they hold a four point advantage over Blackpool, seventh.

Cheltenham, 21st, are three unbeaten but just two above second-bottom Newport so could slip into the relegation zone should they slip up in the visit of Grimsby to Whaddon Road.

Victory wouldn't confirm Doncaster as champions but it could effectively claim already promoted Donny the title. Three without a win has seen Blackpool, seventh, drop out of the top-seven but a win at the Keepmoat and Pools could return to a play-off place.

Leyton Orient will have relegation out of the Football League confirmed on Easter Monday should they lose against relegation rivals Hartlepool. Orient aren't likely to avoid the drop whatever but should they secure a win at Brisbane Road it would prolong the League 2 stay for at least another game and could see Poolie dropped into the bottom two.

After securing a first win in three Mansfield came back into play-off contention on Good Friday. Should the Stags see off the challenge of Luton they could move back into the top-seven - the Hatters on the other hand need to win to maintain an outside chance of an automatic promotion finish, which is unlikely anyway.

Morecambe's first win in 10 should have secured their Football League place ahead of the visit of Colchester to the Globe Arena. The U's, ninth, are two points off the top-seven heading into this game.

In-form Notts County will look to improve on their five game unbeaten run - including four wins - when promotion-chasing Portsmouth come to Meadow Lane. Victory for Pompey could confirm automatic promotion.

A Plymouth victory over Newport would confirm the Pilgrims' place in League 1 next season with three games to spare. However, the Exiles have plenty to play for when travelling to Devon as a win at Home Park could take the second-bottom side out of the relegation zone.

Three successive defeats in a run of one win in 10 sees Yeovil just four points above the bottom-two. Defeat from visiting Crewe - who could confirm their own Football League status - and the Glovers' relegation concerns would grow.

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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Date:Sunday April 16 2017
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P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
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