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Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 41 review

9 April 2016

Northampton Town clinched automatic promotion to Sky Bet League 1 following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Bristol Rovers at Sixfields Stadium on Matchday 41.

The Cobblers looked on course to clinch all three points having gone 2-0 up and, although the visitors came back to clinch a point, it wasn't enough to halt the celebrations.

Oxford United edged closer to joining Northampton in League 1 following their 5-1 win over Crawley Town, while Accrington Stanley moved into the top three after defeating Luton Town 2-0 at Kenilworth Road.

Read more: Northampton Town promoted to Sky Bet League 1

Plymouth Argyle suffered a 2-1 home defeat to AFC Wimbledon with Adebayo Akinfenwa coming off the bench to net the winner on 88 minutes.

As a result, the Dons moved above Wycombe Wanderers into seventh in the table, with the Chairboys only able to draw 1-1 with relegation-threatened York City.

John Akinde scored his 50th goal for Barnet to help Martin Allen's side cruise to a 3-0 win over Leyton Orient, while Portsmouth beat bottom of the league Dagenham & Redbridge 4-1.

Hartlepool United continued their fine form after a 5-2 triumph at Morecambe, and Exeter City beat Yeovil Town 2-0 at Huish Park.

Elsewhere, Mansfield Town beat Carlisle United 2-1, Cambridge United won 1-0 at Newport County and Notts County took all three points after defeating Stevenage 1-0.

Here's a full list of results from Sky Bet League 2 on Matchday 41:

Saturday 9th April 2016

Barnet 3-0 Leyton Orient
Carlisle United 1-2 Mansfield Town
Crawley Town 1-5 Oxford United
Dagenham & Redbridge 1-4 Portsmouth
Luton Town 0-2 Accrington Stanley
Morecambe 2-5 Hartlepool United
Newport County 0-1 Cambridge United
Northampton Town 2-2 Bristol Rovers
Notts County 1-0 Stevenage
Plymouth Argyle 1-2 AFC Wimbledon
Yeovil Town 0-2 Exeter City
York City 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

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