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Vital Preview - League 2, 25th-26th March 2017

Vital Preview - League 2, 25th-26th March 2017

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 18th March 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Cheltenham Town 0-1 Cambridge United 15:00
Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Colchester United 15:00
Grimsby Town 1-1 Crawley Town 15:00
Hartlepool United 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers 15:00
Leyton Orient 1-4 Doncaster Rovers 15:00
Luton Town 1-1 Exeter City 15:00
Mansfield Town 2-0 Carlisle United 15:00
Newport County 1-3 Blackpool 15:00
Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Morecambe 15:00
Stevenage 3-0 Portsmouth 15:00
Yeovil Town 1-1 Accrington Stanley 15:00

Sunday 19th March 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Notts County 1-0 Barnet 15:00

Tuesday 21st March 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Morecambe 1-2 Accrington Stanley 19:45
Newport County 1-1 Luton Town 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.

Fixtures

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

Sunday 26th March 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Doncaster Rovers v Plymouth Argyle 14:45

Accrington's nine game unbeaten run has taken them well clear of trouble and set for a midtable finish. Grimsby are the visitors to Stanley a place and three points better off in 12th.

With just one win in the last 10 Barnet have fallen away from play off contention but would hope to collect the points from relegation threatened Cheltenham. The Robins are four without a win - the last three have been lost - yet still hold a six point advantage over second bottom Newport.

If Blackpool can extend their unbeaten run to nine with a win over Hartlepool it could take Pools into a play off place. Poolie have lost two of the last three but a nine point gap should be enough to keep them in the Football League.

Cambridge hold an outside chance of finishing in the top six whereas Stevenage should finish in the play offs as a minimum. Boro still have automatic promotion aspirations though with third placed Portsmouth just four points ahead of them.

Five defeats in a six game run without a win has seen Carlisle's promotion bid suffer a major setback. If Crewe go away from Brunton Park with a third straight win the Cumbrians could drop out of the top seven.

Two defeats in three means Colchester go into the meeting with promotion chasing Luton four points adrift of the play off places. A U's win would boost these chances whilst denting the Hatters' bid - with them five points off this - to potentially earn an automatic spot.

Crawley haven't won in six but with 12 points to play with the threat of relegation isn't that serious. However, Leyton Orient look set to drop out of the Football League with Orient bottom of the league and seven points from safety.

A West County derby will see Exeter seeking a win over Yeovil that would ensure the Grecians remain in the top seven regardless of other results. But victory for the Glovers - who are three without defeat - could cost them a play-off place.

Morecambe welcome Mansfield to the Globe Arena looking to end a five game losing run. The Stags travel a couple of places and three points from the play offs.

Having suffered a first defeat in four Portsmouth will look for a positive reaction against second bottom Newport. Pompey hold a four point lead over the chasing pack with the Exiles six points from safety.

Wycombe's five game unbeaten run - which has included three draws - has brought them back into play off contention. The Chairboys are three points off the top seven ahead of Notts County's visit to Adams Park.

The top two have to wait until Sunday when they meet at the Keepmoat Stadium. Doncaster would all but secure the championship with a win over title rivals Plymouth but a Pilgrims victory and the gap to Rovers would be cut to three points.

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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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday March 24 2017
Time: 11:17AM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
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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