Two Review - April 17th
Here's the weekend round up of the action around League Two as the promotion and relegation issues begin to sort themselves out. Congratulations to Notts County who claimed automatic promotion in front of their home crowd at Meadow Lane as they dented Morecambe's play-off hopes. In the opening 20 minutes, County raced in to a 3-goal lead as a brace from Hughes (7th and 18th minutes) and Ravenhill (14th min) kick started the promotion party. Artell pulled one back for the Shrimpers in the 73rd minute, only to see Davies restore the 3-goal advantage 4 minutes later. Notts County 1st, Morecambe 10th. Rochdale's long wait to play in a division, other than the Leagues basement, has come to an end as they claimed a single goal win over Northampton Town at Spotland to claim promotion, their first since 1969. O'Grady sealed the win in the 23rd minute to kick start their long awaited promotion party. Rochdale 2nd, Northampton Town 11th. AFC Bournemouth only need a point to reclaim their place in League One following a 2-0 win over already-relegated Darlington at Dean Court. Robinson (56th min) and Pitman (77th min pen) sealed the win to take the Cherries to within touching distance of automatic promotion. AFC Bournemouth 3rd, Darlington 24th. Rotherham United look destined for the play-offs after a 0-0 draw with Cheltenham Town at The Don Valley Stadium. The draw virtually guarantee's The Robins place in the Football League for another season. Rotherham United 4th, Cheltenham Town 20th. Bury maintained their play-off ambitions despite being held by Port Vale at Gigg Lane. A Richards penalty in the 30th minute gave Vale a half time lead. Parity was restored when Sodje rescued a point for the home side with 8 minutes to go. Bury 5th, Port Vale 9th. Aldershot Town also had to come from behind to claim a point at home. Crewe Alexandra took the lead through Donaldson in the 1st minute, only to see Harding level 4 minutes before the break. Aldershot Town 6th, Crewe Alexandra 18th. Dagenham & Redbridge left it very late to claim all 3-points against Burton Albion at Victoria Road. Harrad had given the Brewers the lead in the 22nd minute, with Vindelot levelling 7 minutes after the restart and Montgomery scoring the all important winner ijn the 95th minute. The win leap frogs the Daggers back in to the play-offs. Dagenham & Redbridge 7th, Burton Albion 13th. Chesterfield slipped out of the play-off places following defeat against Macclesfield at Moss Rose. Sinclair and Mukendi (32nd and 38th mins) claimed the points for the home side. Macclesfield 16th, Chesterfield 8th. Shrewsbury Town have found form again too late to make the end of season play-offs. Their 10th home of the season came against Lincoln City as Bright scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute. Shrewsbury Town 12th, Lincoln City 21st. Bradford City left it late to claim the points against Barnet at Valley Parade after Adomah have the Bees the lead in the 28th minute. O'Brien levelled in the 79th minute, with Flynn scoring the winner in the 93rd minute. Bradford City 14th, Barnet 22nd. Just as well Accrington Stanley had a good run of form a month or two back, otherwise they might be closer to the drop than they are now. Their 11th home defeat of the season came as Hereford United claimed their 5th success on the road. A Symes penalty in the 48th minute was not enough as McCallum netted a brace for the Bulls in the 35th and 93rd minutes. Accrington Stanley 15th, Hereford United 17th. Torquay United put to bed any lingering fears of relegation as they had, with a convincing 3-0 away win over Grimsby Town at Blundell Park. Wroe (54th min pen), Benyon (62nd min) and Carayol (71st min) put the result beyond doubt, while Town are left with the task of making up 7 points to reach safety with just 3 matches left. Grimsby Town 23rd, Torquay United 19th.
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