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Barnet or Bristol Rovers - who will return to The Football League?

24 April 2015

Barnet or Bristol Rovers - it's a simple equation. One of those two clubs will return to The Football League on Saturday when the Conference Premier campaign comes to its conclusion.

Barnet (89 points) are the leaders and host mid-table Gateshead at The Hive knowing a win would seal their return to The League after a two-season absence.

Second-placed Bristol Rovers (88), meanwhile, welcome relegation-threatened Alfreton Town to the Memorial Stadium. If Rovers are to secure an immediate return to The League, they'll need to beat the Reds and hope Barnet, who have a superior goal difference, fail to overcome the Heed.

Darrell Clarke's Rovers have bounced back from their dramatic relegation from Sky Bet League 2 last term, and have flourished in 2014/15. They've lost only five times all season, and just once in their last 28 outings stretching back to October.

But the fact they don't lead the way going into the final day highlights how impressive Barnet have been - Martin Allen's side have won 27 of their 45 games, scoring a superb 92 goals, which is one fewer than The Football League's top scorers, Milton Keynes Dons.

More than half of those goals (52) have come at home and a victory at The Hive this weekend would bring League football to the stadium for the first time.

But Rovers will be ready to pounce if they slip up.

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