So many issues are still to be decided in League Two going into the final day of the season. There’s one place left in the automatic promotion running whilst three teams will battle it out for the final two playoff berths. At the other end, the relegation dog fight has been whittled down to two so an afternoon of high drama is in store.
The title race is still not over either and as it happens, the fate of the playoffs will be decided in part by Bury and Chesterfield who are scrapping over top spot. Chesterfield are at home to Gillingham whilst Bury travel to Stevenage in two games with huge implications. Chesterfield need just a point to be crowned champions whilst Gillingham need AT LEAST a draw to have any chance of the playoffs. Bury must win if they’re to steal the title but their hosts, Stevenage know that a win for them would guarantee their spot!
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While all that’s going on, Shrewsbury and Wycombe will be fighting over the last automatic promotion spot. Wycombe will be hot favourites with a home game against Southend to come through and know that a win would clinch promotion at Adams Park. Any slip ups would allow Shrewsbury back in and they are at home to Oxford.
The other team scrapping for a playoff place is Torquay and their task is easier to understand – win at Rotherham and they will be competing in the playoffs. Accrington are already there and will finish fifth no matter what happens in their game at Burton.
Looking to avoid falling out of the league the other way are Barnet and Lincoln and following months of controversy, recoveries and breath taking drama it comes down to this. A win for Lincoln at home to Aldershot would mean that they are safe but the Imps are on a dreadful ruin of form that’s taken them to the brink. Barnet have one final chance after losing at Accrington last weekend and host port Vale at Underhill. The Bees know that a victory for them and a draw for Lincoln would see them safe but anything other than three points would mean that they drop back into the Conference once more.
Stockport are already down but will be hoping to end on a high as they host Cheltenham whilst only pride is all that’s at stake in the games between Macclesfield and Hereford and Bradford and Crewe.
One last weekend will have implications on the history of a whole host of clubs and there’s bound to be a frantic afternoon up and down the country as radios are pinned to ears, hearts are broken and heroes are made.