It comes as no surprise to find that this weekend's results almost tie matters up in League One ahead of the final day of the League One season. Only a few matters have yet to be sorted now, and thankfully Yeovil Town's fate is not one of them. The Glovers will finish 5th in their second ever League One season - an incredible achievement, particularly given that the club were second favourites for relegation at the start of the season behind Cheltenham Town.
Scunthorpe United will never have a happier 3-1 away defeat than they had yesterday. Blackpool may have put a slight dampener on the party by winning at Bloomfield Road, but Scunny's result did not matter in the end and they are crowned League One champions.
All of that is because Bristol City slipped up at Millwall in what was meant to be their promotion party. A 1-0 defeat in South-East London means that Gary Johnson's side have to sweat it out in the final game of the season, even if it would be a major surprise if they slipped up in a home match against Rotherham United. Blackpool's win kept up the pressure on them with the Tangerines taking fourth, whilst Nottingham Forest gained a 3-1 win at Leyton Orient to stay third. All three of these clubs can still gain automatic promotion, whilst all three of them could be Yeovil's opponents in the playoff semi-finals. Someone is certainly going to be disappointed come 5.00pm next week.
With Oldham Althletic and Swansea City both winning their games, Carlisle United's interest in the playoff spots has now ended. Oldham and Swansea are tied on 72 points for the final playoff spot, with the Lancashire side having a two goal advantage at present.
Everyone else in League One has nothing to play for as all four relegation spots were decided over the weekend. Chesterfield relegated opponents Bradford City when they notched up a 3-0 win at Saltergate, but they found that win was in vain when Cheltenham Town's 4-2 win over Rotherham United finalised the relegation spots.
Promoted and Champions: Scunthorpe United.
Automatic Promotion: One team from Bristol City, Nottingham Forest or Blackpool.
Playoffs: Yeovil Town, plus two teams from Bristol City, Nottingham Forest or Blackpool, plus one team from Oldham Athletic or Swansea City.
Relegated: Chesterfield, Bradford City, Rotherham United, Brentford.
In the Championship, Southend United return to League One after a 12 month stay at the second tier. Leeds United will formally join them next weekend after they were all but relegated by a late Ipswich Town equaliser in their match at Elland Road. The match finished even later after a pitch invasion held up proceedings for half an hour and now only a mammoth turnaround in goal difference of nine goals could see Leeds survive and Hull City be relegated. Leeds and Southend will be joined by Luton Town who are already down.
Relegated: Southend United, Luton Town and (realistically speaking) Leeds United.
In League Two, Swindon Town's defeat at Bristol Rovers has caused ripples at the top. Not only did it delay the Wiltshire side's automatic promotion another week, it also propelled Rovers into the playoff places at the sort of time that can be hugely psychological for any team competing in the knockout stages. Not that Rovers will have it easy - they need to pick up points at Hartlepool next week who will be gunning for the League Two title with Walsall. Meanwhile Swindon must pick up a point in their final game to guarantee promotion, or ensure MK Dons do not overturn a goal difference that currently hangs in Swindon's favour to the tune of four. The loser out of the pair is guaranteed a playoff place.
The remaining three playoff places will be filled by the quartet Lincoln City, Shrewsbury Town, Bristol Rovers or Stockport County, none of whom are guaranteed a place yet.
At the bottom, the fact that Wrexham meet Boston United on the final day of the season makes a congested area of the table a little easier to understand. Realistically the Lincolnshire cheats can only escape if they win at the Racecourse Ground. A defeat guarantees them relegation, whilst a draw would also put them down provided Macclesfield Town do not suffer a five goal defeat. A win for the visitors at the Racecourse ground would guarantee them survival, leaving one of Wrexham or Macclesfield to join Torquay United in the Conference.
Automatic Promotion: Walsall and Hartlepool (with one of these also Champions).
Possible Automatic Promotion: Swindon Town or MK Dons (with the losers going into the playoffs.
Playoffs: In addition to the above, three clubs from Lincoln City, Shrewsbury Town, Bristol Rovers or Stockport County.
Relegated: Torquay United, plus one of Boston United, Macclesfield Town or Wrexham.
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