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29 April 2014

Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Exeter City mattered little in the end as the Iron secured promotion back to League One at the first attempt.

Fleetwood Town’s 1-1 draw at home to Southend United meant Scunthorpe could celebrate their achievement. The Cod Army led through Steven Schumacher’s free-kick at Highbury although the Shrimpers equalised through Barry Corr.

Rochdale secured their promotion with a 2-0 win over Cheltenham Town at Spotland. First-half goals from Peter Vincenti and Ian Henderson sent the Dale to League One.

Chesterfield will join Rochdale and the Iron in the third tier of English football next season after also clinching promotion with a 2-0 victory at Burton Albion on Sunday. Jay O’Shea’s second-half double sent the Spireites up.

Wycombe Wanderers were beaten 2-1 by Bristol Rovers at Adams Park. Lee Brown gave Rovers an early lead before Matt McClure equalised for Wanderers. However, David Clarkson won it for the Gas late in the second half.

Northampton Town capitalised on that result by boosting their survival with a 3-0 win at Dagenham & Redbridge. An Ivan Toney double and one for Ian Morris, all in the first half, gave the Cobblers the three points.

However, Torquay United were relegation from League Two because of Bristol Rovers and Northampton victories, despite beating Mansfield Town 3-1 at the One Call Stadium. An own goal from John Dempster and further ones from Ashley Yeoman and Shaquile Coulthirst gave the Gulls the win, even though James Jennings managed to pull one back.

AFC Wimbledon were beaten 3-0 at home to Morecambe, with goals from Jack Redshaw, Jamie Devitt and a Paddy Amond penalty securing three points for the Shrimps.

Accrington Stanley were 2-1 winners at Oxford United thanks to goals from Kayode Odejayi and James Gray either side of half-time, despite Ryan Williams pulling one back for the Us.

York City picked up a 2-1 victory at home to Newport County as Michael Coulson scored the winner with 13 minutes of normal time left.

And there were draws for Bury (4-4 at home to Portsmouth) and Plymouth Argyle (1-1 at home to Hartlepool United) in the penultimate round of Sky Bet League 2 fixtures.

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