The presence of Yeovil Town in League One is secure for another season. An impressive 1-1 draw away at play-off chasing Tranmere Rovers combined with other results means the Glovers on 51 points can no longer be caught by any of the bottom four.
Working upwards from the foot:
Already relegated Hereford United are now doomed to finish last, a 2-1 defeat at Sixfields also giving Northampton Town a huge boost to their survival bid. The Cobblers move up to 19th, on 49 points. The inevitable finally caught up with Cheltenham Town, a 1-1 at home to Carlisle United was not enough to keep their season alive and the Robins are down. The tension as the Cumbrians slipped two points below the safety line was evident as the visitors to Whaddon Road ended the match with nine men, Evan Horwood and Michael Bridges sent from the field of play. This was the result, Carlisle only matching Yeovil, that saw the Glovers safe.
Lloyd Owusu scored the second equaliser as Brighton & Hove Albion fell behind twice at Huddersfield Town in a game which finished 2-2. The point saw the Seagulls pushed down into 20th by Northampton's victory but keeps them above the line by two. The early kick-off saw Swindon Town defeat local rivals Bristol Rovers 2-1 with a brace from Simon Cox and they moved up to 16th and safety on 52 points. Hartlepool United remain on 50 points after being beaten 1-0 by Leeds United and are still technically not safe, but it would take an unlikely set of results to send them down so in practice it is now almost certainly two from four to go: Crewe, Carlisle, Brighton and Northampton, with the last having the advantage of a game in hand.
At the other end of the table, congratulations to Peterborough United who secured back-to-back promotions with a 1-0 win away at Colchester United whilst Milton Keynes Dons were losing by the same score at home to Walsall. Although retaining a game in hand the Dons can no longer catch the Posh. Millwall, who beat Leyton Orient 2-1, Milton Keynes and Leeds are guaranteed play-off spots. The last place is between Tranmere and Scunthorpe United after Southend United's 1-1 draw at Oldham Athletic ended the Shrimpers' hopes. The Iron have a game in hand, but whatever the result of that on Tuesday night the battle for 6th will go to the final day when they entertain Tranmere.
Southampton join Charlton Athletic in dropping to League One next term. A 2-2 against Burnley meant that the disputed ten point deduction becomes an issue for the coming season as the Saints have been sent down without it needing to be taken into consideration this.
The first promotion from League Two is now confirmed, with Brentford coming up as Champions after winning 3-1 away at Darlington when Wycombe Wanderers could only take a point in a 1-1 at Port Vale.
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