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LEAGUE TWO REVIEW: FINAL DAY

5 May 2014

The Iron finished as runners-up in the race for the League Two title following a 2-2 draw at home to York City – although promotion to League One was already secured.

Chesterfield held on to top spot with a 2-1 win over Fleetwood Town at the Proact Stadium. Matty Blair gave the Cod Army a first-half lead, although quick-fire goals from Sam Hird and Gary Roberts turned it around for the Spireties, who became champions as a result. Fleetwood enter the play-offs having finished fourth.

Rochdale were beaten 2-1 at Newport County to finish third, despite going in front. George Donnelly fired Dale ahead but the Exiles equalised through Aaron O’Connor. Newport had Ryan Jackson sent off late on although they won the match with Kevin Feely’s 88th-minute header. Newport finished the season in 14th spot.

At the other end of the table, Bristol Rovers were relegated from the Football League along with Torquay United. The Gulls, who were already down, were beaten 3-0 at home to Wycombe Wanderers, whose goals came from Sam Wood, Steven Craig and Matt McClure. Anthony O’Connor was also sent off for Torquay.

Rovers went down as a result of losing 1-0 at home to Mansfield Town. Colin Daniel volleyed in a first-half winner for the Stags, who claimed 11th spot.

Northampton Town were the other team fortunate to survive the drop thanks to a 3-1 victory over Oxford United at Sixfields Stadium. The Us had taken an early lead through Ryan Williams although he was then sent off for kicking. Goals from John Marquis, Ivan Toney and Mathias Kouo-Doumbe then hauled the Cobblers from behind to secure 21st place, while Oxford finished in eighth.

Accrington Stanley finished 15th following a 3-2 win at home to AFC Wimbledon. A goal for Kayode Odejayi and two for James Gray fired Stanley three ahead, although the Dons pulled two back through Jack Midson and Kwesi Appiah late on. Wimbledon finished the season in 20th, however.

Cheltenham Town were edged out 3-2 at home to Dagenham & Redbridge. Steve Elliot fired the Robins in front before Sido Jombati own-goal brought Dagenham level. The hosts retook the lead through Matt Richards but the Daggers again equalised, this time through Scott Doe. And Adebayo Azeez won it for the visitors in the second half to see them finish ninth. Cheltenham claimed 17th spot in the end.

Exeter City finished 15th after winning 2-0 at Hartlepool United. First-half goals from Jimmy Keohane and David Wheeler gave the Grecians victory, while Pools had to take 19th spot.

Southend United set up a play-off contest with Burton Albion after beating the Brewers 1-0 at Roots Hall to finish fifth. Barry Corr grabbed the only goal in the first half, and the two will go at it again in due course.

And there were draws for Portsmouth (3-3 at home to Plymouth) and Morecambe (0-0 at home to Bury) in the final round of Sky Bet League 2 fixtures.

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