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Barnet & Grimsby fight for League Two survival

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Barnet and Grimsby are battling to stay in the Football League on the final day of the League Two season on Saturday.

The Bees host Rochdale knowing a win will keep them up otherwise they must match the Mariners' result at Burton.

Victory for Barnet and a big win for Grimsby could send Cheltenham down if the Robins lose at home to Accrington.

At the other end, Morecambe, Dagenham & Redbridge, Bury, Port Vale, Northampton and Chesterfield all have a shot at the two remaining play-off places.

Rotherham and Aldershot are both guaranteed play-off berths while champions Notts County, runners-up Bournemouth and third-place Dale have all been promoted to League One.

But the fight for sixth and seventh - the places held by Morecambe (70 ) and Dagenham & Redbridge (69) respectively - features six contenders.

Victories for Morecambe at home to Aldershot and Dagenham & Redbridge at Darlington will see them seal their play-off spots.

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But if the current incumbents slip up Bury (68), who visit Northampton (66), Port Vale (67), who are at home to Shrewsbury, and Chesterfield (67), who face Bournemouth in the final match at their Saltergate home of the last 139 years, will be looking to pounce.

Grimsby, meanwhile, are second from bottom on 44 points, one point behind Barnet, but are currently in an excellent run of form having won four and drawn one of their last six games.

At the end of February the Mariners were seven points adrift of safety and 13 points behind the Bees.

But they travel to mid-table Burton knowing that only a victory at the Pirelli Stadium would secure their Football League status should Barnet lose or draw to already promoted Rochdale.

The Bees, who lost 2-0 to the Mariners last week, have lost six consecutive games, sacked manager Ian Hendon and appointed former boss Paul Fairclough until the end of the season.

However, the north London club have a superior goal difference than their relegation rivals.



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League Two table

Monday, 21 April 2014 00:00 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full League Two table
1 Fleetwood 15 10 28
2 Oxford Utd 15 10 26
3 Chesterfield 15 7 26
4 Rochdale 15 4 26
5 Morecambe 15 2 25
6 Exeter 15 3 24
7 Burton 15 2 24
8 Scunthorpe 15 0 24
9 Southend 15 4 23
10 Newport 15 3 23
11 Dag & Red 15 2 23
12 Wycombe 14 3 21
13 Hartlepool 15 2 21
14 Mansfield 15 0 21
15 AFC Wimbledon 15 -2 21
16 Portsmouth 14 1 20
17 Plymouth 15 -5 18
18 Cheltenham 15 -6 17
19 York 15 -3 16
20 Bristol Rovers 15 -6 14
21 Torquay 15 -8 14
22 Bury 15 -4 13
23 Accrington 15 -10 11
24 Northampton 15 -9 10

see also
Barnet 1-0 Rochdale
08 May 10 |  League Two
Burton Albion 3-0 Grimsby Town
08 May 10 |  League Two
Morecambe 1-0 Aldershot
08 May 10 |  League Two
Darlington 0-2 Dag & Red
08 May 10 |  League Two
Northampton 1-1 Bury
08 May 10 |  League Two
Port Vale 1-1 Shrewsbury
08 May 10 |  League Two
Chesterfield 2-1 Bournemouth
08 May 10 |  League Two


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