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Vital Preview - League 2, 14th-15th March 2017

Vital Preview - League 2, 14th-15th March 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

Saturday 11th March 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Barnet 2-2 Crawley Town 15:00
Carlisle United 0-3 Cambridge United 15:00
Colchester United 0-4 Portsmouth 15:00
Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Newport County 15:00
Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Cheltenham Town 15:00
Exeter City 0-2 Accrington Stanley 15:00
Leyton Orient 0-3 Grimsby Town 15:00
Luton Town 0-2 Stevenage 15:00
Mansfield Town 0-2 Plymouth Argyle 15:00
Morecambe 1-3 Yeovil Town 15:00
Notts County 2-1 Hartlepool United 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers 0-0 Blackpool 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 March 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Accrington Stanley v Leyton Orient 19:45
Blackpool v Stevenage 19:45
Cambridge United v Hartlepool United 19:45
Carlisle United v Luton Town 19:45
Colchester United v Mansfield Town 19:45
Crawley Town v Crewe Alexandra 19:45
Doncaster Rovers v Notts County 19:45
Exeter City v Cheltenham Town 19:45
Morecambe v Newport County 19:45
Portsmouth v Grimsby Town 19:45
Wycombe Wanderers v Plymouth Argyle 19:45

Wednesday 15th March 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Barnet v Yeovil Town 20:00

Doncaster will remain top of League 2 whatever the outcome against Notts County. However, the leader would aim to maintain a better chance of retaining the four point advantage - at least - they have by collecting all three points. But the Magpies - who have lost just once in seven - will look for another win at the Keepmoat Stadium to keep well clear of the bottom two.

Accrington look for a third straight win when second bottom Leyton Orient visit. Stanley's six game unbeaten run has taken them nine points clear of Orient - who have lost four of the last five - to sit six points from safety.

If Blackpool can continue a six game unbeaten run with a third win in four against in-form Stevenage they could move into the top seven. However, other results would have to go the way of Pools for this with Boro winning eight of nine games unbeaten to sit just four points off an automatic position.

Cambridge's weekend win brought the U's back into play-off contention as the gap was closed to four points. Hartlepool - who saw a two game winning run ended with defeat on Saturday - are just a place but six points clear of danger heading to the Abbey Stadium.

Four successive defeats has seen Carlisle drop from third to fifth and four points off the automatic position. Promotion rivals Luton - a place and a point behind - go to Brunton Park looking to react to a first defeat in seven.

Colchester's play-off bid was dealt a hefty blow after a heavy defeat at the Weston Homes Community Stadium against promotion rivals Portsmouth on Saturday. The U's welcome Mansfield - a place and two points off the top seven - for this one with both seeking the points to keep in play-off contention.

It's now four without a win for Crawley who welcome struggling Crewe - who have lost three of the last four - to Broadhall Way. Alexandra are only a couple of places but seven points clear of the bottom two.

Exeter bid to avoid a third successive defeat to ensure they remain in the top seven. Cheltenham visit St James Park - having lost for a first time in five - to take on the Grecians who know anything but a win and they could drop out of the play-offs places.

After successive defeats Morecambe look to get back on track to finish in midtable against bottom of the league Newport. A first win in eight for the Exiles has given then a little hope of Football League survival but they are still nine points from safety.

Portsmouth's two wins last week took them into the top three with Pompey now four points clear of the chasing pack. Grimsby's current run of form would suggest they'll lose at Fratton Park but the Mariners know a win could close the four points between them and the top seven.

Three points and several places keep Wycombe outside of the play-off places ahead of the visit to Adams Park of title chasing Plymouth. The Pilgrims - who have only won twice in the last six - are four points adrift of leaders Doncaster but 10 points clear of the chasing play-off teams.

If Barnet's recent run of form continues into a sixth game the Bees would suffer defeat on Wednesday. Yeovil would hope that to be the case and look to build on a first win in eight when heading to the Hive.

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 March 14 2017
Time: 10:00AM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
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