Date: 16th January 2017 at 10:35am
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The League 2 season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Doncaster retained a healthy lead at the top ahead of Plymouth and Carlisle. Cheltenham moved above Notts County with only Newport below them in the Football League now.

Here’s a round up of the League 2 action from the other games played.


Saturday 14th January 2017 – LEAGUE TWO
Barnet 1-3 Doncaster Rovers 15:00
Cambridge United 0-0 Blackpool 15:00
Carlisle United 1-1 Morecambe 15:00
Cheltenham Town 3-0 Accrington Stanley 15:00
Crawley Town 1-0 Hartlepool United 15:00
Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Luton Town 15:00
Grimsby Town 0-3 Exeter City 15:00
Newport County 1-1 Colchester United 15:00
Notts County 0-0 Mansfield Town 15:00
Plymouth Argyle 4-2 Stevenage 15:00
Portsmouth 2-1 Leyton Orient 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Yeovil Town 15:00

A fifth win in a six game unbeaten run from Doncaster kept the leaders four points clear at the top of the table. Donny came back from a goal down to win 3-1 at play-off chasing Barnet who dropped out of the top 7.

Plymouth also came from behind to win with the Pilgrims’ 4-2 win at Home Park against Stevenage keeping them in 2nd place.

The Carlisle winless run was extended to three but they – having ended back-to-back defeats – had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw with Morecambe at Brunton Park. The Cumbrians had been a goal down as the Shrimps made it three unbeaten.

Cambridge’s run was extended to just the one defeat in the last six after a 0-0 draw against Blackpool. Pools haven’t won in three but remain in play-off contention following this point at the Abbey Stadium.

After only a second win in the last 10 – having lost the last three – Cheltenham moved out of the bottom two after a 3-0 win over Accrington at Whaddon Road. Stanley’s first defeat in three drew them back into the relegation dogfight.

Back-to-back wins have moved Crawley to within five points of the top 7 and a play-off place. Hartlepool’s 1-0 defeat – making it successive losses – continued the poor form from Pools with them now only four points above the bottom two.

Crewe’s run without a win was extended to eight – all but two have been lost – with Alexandra beaten at Gresty Road by promotion challenging Luton. The Hatters came from a goal down to win 2-1 moving back into a play-off place.

A first loss in five saw Grimsby’s play-off push suffer a blow. Exeter moved above the Mariners with a 3-0 win at Blundell Park as the Grecians unbeaten run was extended to eight – six have been won – with them now four points off a play-off position.

Newport’s run of eight straight defeats ended when the Exiles claimed a point from a 1-1 draw with Colchester at Rodney Parade. The U’s unbeaten run was extended to nine with a point enough to keep them in the top 7 too.

Kevin Nolan’s spell as Notts County player-manager got underway with a 0-0 draw at Meadow Lane to end a 10 game losing run. However, this 0-0 draw with Mansfield wasn’t enough to prevent them dropping into the bottom two.

Portsmouth closed to within two points of an automatic promotion place – they also have a better goal difference than Carlisle – with a 2-1 win at Fratton Park against Leyton Orient. A third straight defeat – Orient are now four without a win – means the O’s are only two point clear of trouble.

The Wycombe unbeaten run was extended to 10 – with eight won – but the promotion chasing Chairboys had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw with Yeovil at Adams Park. The Glovers haven’t won in six but have drawn three of the last four after this one.

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