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Sky Bet League Two: Easter preview and promotion and relegation permutations

A look at the latest round of games in Sky Bet League Two
A look at the latest round of games in Sky Bet League Two

We round up the promotion and relegation permutations for Sky Bet League Two as we enter the busy Easter period.

One thing we do already know is that Lincoln City will be in Sky Bet League One next season after confirming promotion last weekend. A huge congratulations to Danny Cowley’s side on an excellent campaign from start to finish. After play-off heart break last season, they showed what clever tinkering, not panicking and keeping continuity can do for you – elements some clubs in the higher leagues could learn from.

The Imps will be crowned champions if they win on Friday away at Carlisle, before hosting Tranmere on Monday.

Bury are also closing in on promotion after returning to winning ways over Colchester last time out. They'll be looking to beat Newport on Friday away and see both Mansfield and MK Dons fail to gain three points in order to bolster their position in the top two.

Lincoln celebrate following their promotion from Sky Bet League Two
Lincoln celebrate following their promotion from Sky Bet League Two

Unbeaten in three, Mansfield take on Morecambe and Oldham, while MK Dons have a huge chance to right back-to-back defeats at they face Notts County and Port Vale. However, the Dons only have one win in four against John Askey’s side.

Tranmere remain in the automatic hunt as Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for March, Micky Mellon, has guided them to just one loss in 12 matches, winning nine of those.

That form will be tested to the extreme against Forest Green – currently four points behind Rovers – and Lincoln.


Sky Bet League Two Permutations

Lincoln

  • Lincoln will be crowned Champions by winning either of their games over Easter

Bury

  • If Bury win on Friday 19 & Monday 22 and Mansfield and MK Dons lose – Bury are promoted
  • If Bury win on Friday 19 & Monday 22 and Mansfield and MK Dons draw – Bury are promoted

Yeovil Town

Yeovil will be relegated if they lose both Easter matches and Macclesfield win both

Notts County

Notts County will be relegated if they lose both Easter matches and Macclesfield win both


For Forest Green, a trip to Cambridge follows their match with Rovers, as they look to build on consecutive wins.

Exeter are holding off Carlisle in that final play-off spot with four points separating the two. Crawley and Stevenage make up The Grecians Bank Holiday fixtures, while Carlisle host Lincoln and then travel to Grimsby, a side that defeated United back in October.

As we move to the bottom we see that Easter could represent Notts County and Yeovil Town’s last chance to remain afloat. Both could be relegated over these four days. For that to happen they’d have to lose both matches and see Macclesfield win their two.

Sol Campbell’s outfit have lost one in six and go to Northampton before a home tie with play-off chasing Newport. Notts County take on MK Dons and a Crawley side still not completely safe from being sucked into the basement battle.

Sol Campbell's Macclesfield are now 5/6 to stay in the Football League
Two Easter wins for Sol Campbell's Macclesfield could see them safe

For Yeovil their opportunity to end a run of seven without victory comes against mid-table Crewe and a Colchester side still in with a top seven shout.

With the U’s facing Yeovil and, before that, Grimsby, they will feel they have an excellent chance of ending three without a win and closing that five-point gap.

Stevenage, also on 60 points, will feel the same and will be in more confident mood than their rivals of doing that thanks to consecutive victories. Now they take on Port Vale and that side holding seventh place currently, Exeter – what a game this could be and why we love the Easter programme so much.

Newport, yet another side on 60, are unbeaten in five, winning three of those and face two sides at the opposite ends of the division in Bury and Macclesfield. Will Newport inspire their own dreams while denting those of their opponents?

Richie Wellens Swindon still have a great chance of making the Sky Bet League Two play-offs
Richie Wellens Swindon still have a great chance of making the Sky Bet League Two play-offs

Swindon – guess what – on 60 too, have drawn their last three in a run of six unbeaten. But it’s three points, not one that you need at this stage of the campaign. Cambridge and Crewe are their opportunities to achieve that.

Cambridge know one win against either Swindon or Forest Green could secure their Sky Bet League One status for another season, while Crawley can do the same if they beat Exeter and/or Notts County.

We go into Easter with three points between second and fifth; five separating seventh to 12th; and just two between 24th and 22nd. Easter will define the future of many clubs. So, do not take your eyes of Sky Bet League Two over this extended weekend – it could look very different come Tuesday!

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The latest Sporting Life Accumulator

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