Date: 12th January 2017 at 8:28pm
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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

Monday 2nd January 2017 – Sky Bet League Two
Accrington Stanley 2-2 Hartlepool United 15:00
Barnet 1-0 Plymouth Argyle 15:00
Blackpool 0-1 Mansfield Town 15:00
Cambridge United 4-0 Notts County 15:00
Carlisle United 1-3 Grimsby Town 15:00
Colchester United 2-0 Cheltenham Town 15:00
Crawley Town 2-0 Yeovil Town 15:00
Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Stevenage 15:00
Exeter City 4-0 Leyton Orient 15:00
Morecambe 0-0 Crewe Alexandra 15:00
Portsmouth 1-0 Luton Town 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Newport County 15:00

Thursday 5th January 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Portsmouth 19:45

Saturday 7th January 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Colchester United 4-1 Carlisle United 15:00
Hartlepool United 0-1 Grimsby Town 15:00
Leyton Orient 1-3 Barnet 15:00
Mansfield Town 3-0 Crewe Alexandra 15:00
Morecambe 4-1 Notts County 15:00
Stevenage 3-1 Newport County 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

Saturday 14th January 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Barnet v Doncaster Rovers 15:00
Cambridge United v Blackpool 15:00
Carlisle United v Morecambe 15:00
Cheltenham Town v Accrington Stanley 15:00
Crawley Town v Hartlepool United 15:00
Crewe Alexandra v Luton Town 15:00
Grimsby Town v Exeter City 15:00
Newport County v Colchester United 15:00
Notts County v Mansfield Town 15:00
Plymouth Argyle v Stevenage 15:00
Portsmouth v Leyton Orient 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers v Yeovil Town 15:00

Doncaster know the cushion they have at the top means they’ll retain top spot whatever happens – albeit with Plymouth having a game in hand – but a win at Barnet will still be the aim. The Bees have done the double over the Pilgrims this season though and are in a play-off spot heading into this meeting with Donny at the Hive.

2nd place Plymouth – who drew with Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup last weekend – look to react to a defeat last time round to potentially close the gap on Doncaster and keep those chasing them at bay. Stevenage ended a three game losing run with a win last time so will hope the can win again at Home Park.

Carlisle – having lost two in a row – look to get back to winning ways to make sure the four points between them and 4th is maintained. A win and the Cumbrians could move up to 2nd whereas visiting Morecambe are looking to make it three unbeaten and back-to-back wins.

Having won seven of the last eight games unbeaten Cambridge are in great form and will look to a win against potential play-off rivals Blackpool to move back into the top 7. Pools are looking for a win at the Abbey to get back on track as they have dropped five points off the play-off places.

Second bottom Cheltenham will look for a win at Whaddon Road – having thrashed Leicester’s U23 side in the EFL Trophy – that could take them out of the relegation zone. Accrington have improved of late though with Stanley looking to ease their relegation worries and extend an unbeaten run to three.

Crawley and Hartlepool will both hope for better spells in 2017 to push them up the table and remove any lingering relegation fears. Midtable for each ahead of this meeting does seem the best bet though.

Crewe’s winless run is now at seven – with five of these lost – ahead of Alexandra playing host to promotion chasing Luton. The Hatters have lost two of the last three though and that’s seen them drop out of the play-off places.

Ahead of the weekend Grimsby are three points off the play-offs in 10th. In-form Exeter are three points and two places further back. However, the Grecians have won five of the seven games they are unbeaten in.

Bottom placed Newport are looking to avoid a ninth straight defeat as the Exiles look for a foothold to close the five points between them and safety. The problem they face at Rodney Parade this weekend is visiting Colchester have won seven of their last eight to race away from relegation trouble into a play-off place.

It could be worse though as Notts County’s form is! They have lost their last 10 with Alan Smith beaten heavily in his caretaker game in charge. The Magpies – fresh from a takeover – welcome Mansfield to Meadow Lane. The Stags are now unbeaten in three and have climbed to 14th.

Portsmouth were soundly beaten by league leaders Doncaster last time round with 4th placed Pompey looking to react against struggling Leyton Orient at Fratton Park. Orient travel to the south coast in 21st having lost seven of the last 10 played.

Should Wycombe extend their 10 game unbeaten run with another three points against Yeovil the Chairboys could potentially climb a place to 4th but could also drop out of the top 7 should the Glovers be victorious at Adams Park. The visitors are without a win in five but a win could revive play-off hopes.

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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