Date: 27th December 2016 at 9:01am
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The League 2 season continued with the latest round of games played – the first over the festive period.

Doncaster’s win took them top above Plymouth and Carlisle after they both drew – Portsmouth closed the gap. However, Cheltenham and Newport remain in the bottom two.

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


Monday 26th December 2016 – Sky Bet League Two
Leyton Orient 3-2 Crawley Town 13:00
Cheltenham Town 1-2 Barnet 15:00
Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Carlisle United 15:00
Grimsby Town 2-0 Accrington Stanley 15:00
Hartlepool United 0-1 Blackpool 15:00
Luton Town 0-1 Colchester United 15:00
Mansfield Town 0-1 Morecambe 15:00
Newport County 2-3 Portsmouth 15:00
Notts County 0-1 Doncaster Rovers 15:00
Plymouth Argyle 3-3 Wycombe Wanderers 15:00
Stevenage 1-2 Cambridge United 15:00
Yeovil Town 0-0 Exeter City 15:00

We saw a change at the top at the end of Boxing Day as Doncaster’s 1-0 win at struggling Notts County – down to 21st after a seventh straight defeat – meant Donny went to the summit on goal difference.

This after Plymouth and Wycombe played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Home Park. Doncaster jumped above Carlisle – down to 3rd – after the Cumbrians had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Crewe.

Leyton Orient and Crawley actually kicked off the action in the leagues early kick off. This was only Orient’s second win in their last six came as they edged out their visitors by the odd goal in five at Brisbane Road – this 3-2 victory taking the O’s up to 19th whereas the Reds are down to 14th.

Barnet’s fourth win in five came at struggling Cheltenham – a fourth defeat in five for the hosts – to take the Bees to within a point of the top seven. The Robins remain second bottom.

A run of three successive defeats was ended when Grimsby ran out 2-0 victors over Accrington at Blundell Park. Stanley are just goal difference ahead of Cheltenham, above the drop zone.

Hartlepool’s seventh defeat in 10 meant the dropped to 20th and are now just a couple of points off the bottom two. Whereas Blackpool’s 1-0 win at Victoria Park means they remain in 7th just a point off Cambridge who hold the final play-off place.

Luton remain in 5th but lost ground on those above them when Colchester left Kenilworth Road with a 1-0 win – the U’s fourth win in a five game unbeaten run took them up to 10th.

Morecambe eased their relegation worries slightly with a second win in three. However, after this 1-0 home defeat the Mansfield have now lost three of their last four.

A comeback from two down saw Portsmouth claim a 3-2 win at rock bottom Newport. Pompey closed to within five points of a top three spot whereas the home sides fifth straight defeat keeps them bottom of the Football League.

Cambridge’s fifth win in a row – a sixth in their last seven – came at Stevenage. The U’s 2-1 win against Boro kept them 7th and prevented the home side from overtaking them.

A westcountry derby didn’t do much to help Yeovil or Exeter as they played out a 0-0 draw at Huish Park.

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