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The Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off charge – Stevenage and Plymouth in pole position

17 April 2015

Stevenage and Plymouth Argyle hold all the cards in the bid for sixth and seventh spot in Sky Bet League 2, but they are not over the finish line just yet.

Luton Town and Newport County remain firmly in the hunt, and Exeter City aren't quite out of it, although their chances look unlikely after two successive losses.

Stevenage have picked up three consecutive wins and lie sixth as a result, and they are very much the form side amongst the pack. Their tally of 68 points looks like it might be enough to extend their season - they currently hold a six-point advantage over eighth with three games to go.

Graham Westley's men travel to Accrington Stanley this weekend, on the back of a four-game unbeaten streak against the Lancashire side, and they could clinch a Play-Off spot if they can better the results of Luton and Newport.

Plymouth are in the final Play-Off place at the moment despite an inconsistent set of recent results, which has seen them pick up just three wins from their last 10 outings.

The Pilgrims face the longest trip of their season this weekend, travelling just short of 400 miles to take on Carlisle United at Brunton Park.

If John Sheridan's men win and the two teams below the top seven lose, then the Devon outfit would almost be certain of a Play-Off position, due to their vastly superior goal difference.

So the pressure is on the Hatters and the Exiles this weekend, with both sides hitting bad runs at the wrong time.

Luton have just one victory in 10, with eight of those games resulting in defeat, while Newport have lost their last three by 2-0 scorelines.

John Still's Luton can put that right when they host relegation-threatened Hartlepool United on Saturday, though. Pools are without a win in four and lie 22nd, and the Hatters took the three points when visiting Victoria Road back in October.

Meanwhile, in Wales, the Exiles will be playing host to Dagenham & Redbridge. The head-to-head record between the pair reads one win each, and a draw, but Newport currently hold the bragging rights after a 1-0 success six months ago.

Exeter have the trickiest task on paper – the Grecians host in-form Southend United on Saturday afternoon, having to win to realistically keep their Play-Off dreams alive.

The teams above them – Burton Albion, Shrewsbury Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Bury and Southend – are all tussling for the three automatic promotion places, with all assured of at least a Play-Off berth.

You can follow all the weekend's Sky Bet League 2 goal action on our Twitter feed via @SkyBetLeague2.

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