Northampton Town were crowned champions of League Two, despite a 0-0 draw at Exeter, after Oxford and Accrington failed to win at the weekend.
The Cobblers and the Grecians failed to create any clear-cut chances, but the Cobblers fans will not mind as they won their first league title since 1987.
Luton maintained their outside chances of reaching the play-offs with an impressive 3-2 win at second-placed Oxford United. Danny Hylton had given the hosts the lead inside the first two minutes, but a Joe Pigott brace and an Olly Lee volley either side of Chey Dunkley’s equaliser saw the Hatters take all three points.
Bristol Rovers climbed into the automatic promotion places with a 2-1 victory over Yeovil in a tight affair. Rory Gaffney put the Pirates in front from Billy Bodin’s free-kick, but the Glovers levelled through Leroy Lita. However, Matt Taylor netted the winner with just over ten minutes left, to notch up his 27th goal of the season.
Accrington slipped to fourth after being held at home 2-2 by Morecambe at the Crown Ground. Shaun Miller gave the visitors the lead with a wonderful solo goal, but Josh Windass’ brace looked to have won all three points for Stanley, only for Tom Barkhuizen to equaliser with ten minutes left to play.
Plymouth scored two goals in the space of a minute to beat fellow promotion chasers Portsmouth 2-1 at Fratton Park. Michael Smith’s header gave Pompey the lead, but Jamille Matt and Gregg Wylde struck late on to clinch a sensational turn-around on the south coast.
Wimbledon beat rivals Crawley 1-0 to further strengthen their place in the play-offs. Paul Robinson’s header from Barry Fuller’s cross seven minutes from time was enough for the Dons.
Mansfield thrashed Notts County 5-0 in the Nottinghamshire derby as the Stags kept their play-off dreams alive. Goals from Reggie Lambe, Mitchall Rose, a brace from Matt Green and an exquisite free-kick from Adam Chapman saw the hosts climb to 12th place, just six points off of the top seven.
Dagenham were relegated from League Two after a 3-2 defeat at Leyton Orient. The O’s raced into a 2-0 lead through Jay Simpson’s brace, but the Daggers drew level in the second-half after Jamie Cureton and Clevid Dikamona both found the net within the space of two minutes. However, Armand Gnanduillet’s confirmed the visitors’ plight to non-league football.
York’s chances of surviving were dealt another major blow as they lost 2-1 at Hartlepool, and could be relegated on Tuesday night. Nathan Thomas put Pool ahead, before Kyle Cameron equalised. But the hosts wrapped the game up when Michael Woods headed home Carl Magnay’s cross.
Stevenage secured League Two football next season with a 2-1 win over Newport, climbing above their opponents and up to 21st. Jake Mulraney and Aaron O’Connor gave the hosts a comfortable victory, despite Alex Rodman’s late consolation.
Wycombe are now two points adrift of the play-offs following a 1-1 draw at home to Barnet. Paul Hayes put Gareth Ainsworth’s side in front, but an Andy Yiadom strike with just over ten minutes left to play earned a point for the Bees.
And, finally, Carlisle managed to draw 0-0 at Cambridge, despite having two players sent-off. Both Hallum Hope and Mark Ellis were dismissed for the visitors, who slip to 11th place.
Player of the Weekend: Joe Pigott (Luton)
Team of the Weekend: Plymouth Argyle
Goal of the Weekend: Adam Chapman (MANSFIELD vs Notts County)