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Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 42 review

16 April 2016

Northampton Town clinched the Sky Bet League 2 title despite participating in a goalless draw with Play-off chasing Exeter City.

The Cobblers were crowned champions after Luton Town defeated second-placed Oxford United 3-2 and Morecambe held fourth-placed Accrington Stanley to a 2-2 draw.

Bristol Rovers also benefitted from those results, and went back into the automatic promotion places after seeing off Yeovil Town 2-1 at the Memorial Stadium.

Plymouth Argyle remained one point off the top three after victory in the most dramatic circumstances against Portsmouth. The Pilgrims trailed Pompey in the Dockyard Derby with four minutes of normal time remaining, but two goals in a minute from Jamille Matt and Gregg Wylde turned the match on its head in front of more than 18,000 spectators at Fratton Park.

Portsmouth are now six points adrift of automatic promotion, with AFC Wimbledon in hot pursuit following their 1-0 win against Crawley Town.


83 mins: 1-0
86 mins: 1-1
86 mins: 1-2

Amazing comeback keeps @Only1Argyle in promotion hunt.

— The Football League (@football_league) April 16, 2016

Outside the Play-Off places, two points behind Dons and with 63 points apiece, are Wycombe Wanderers, Exeter and Leyton Orient. Wycombe drew 1-1 with Barnet at Adams Park, while Orient won 3-2 to relegate Dagenham & Redbridge.

Read more: Dagenham & Redbridge relegated from Sky Bet League 2

Elsewhere, Mansfield Town thumped Notts County 5-0 in the day’s early kick-off, Hartlepool United inflicted further damage on York City’s bid for survival to win 2-1 and Stevenage beat Newport County 2-1 to all but cement their Football League status.

Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 42 results

Saturday 16th April 2016

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

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