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Morecambe secure League Two survival as Barnet suffer relegation

Barnet suffer relegated from the English Football League despite a 3-0 hammering of Chesterfield in Saturday's League Two season finale at the Hive Stadium.

Barnet have been relegated from the English Football League despite a 3-0 hammering of Chesterfield in Saturday's League Two season finale at the Hive Stadium.

The Bees opened the scoring on 41 minutes against the bottom-placed Spireites when John Akinde headed home from Curtis Weston's cross.

Martin Allen's charges then doubled their lead nine minutes from time, Richard Brindley firing past Joe Anyon and into the bottom right-hand corner from range.

Barnet added a third in the 88th minute through Alex Nicholls, who rifled a powerful effort into the top corner of the net, leaving home fans with a sliver of hope come the final whistle.

However, Morecambe got the point they needed to survive on goal difference as they held on for a 0-0 draw at the Ricoh Arena.

Further up the table, Mansfield Town fell short of a playoff place as they could only draw 1-1 with Crawley Town.

The Stags' failure to pick up all three points at the One Call Stadium allowed Lincoln City and Coventry City to claim sixth and seventh place respectively in the table.

The playoffs will be contested by Exeter City, Notts County, Coventry, and Lincoln.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wrexham19125227111641
2Leyton Orient19117137122540
3Salford City19116237172039
4Harrogate TownHarrogate20108238221638
5Solihull MoorsSolihull1911352618836
6Fylde1998230102035
7Sutton UnitedSutton189632520533
8Gateshead1910272517832
9Hartlepool UnitedHartlepool197752022-228
10Eastleigh198471721-428
11Boreham WoodBoreham Wood197662222027
12Barnet187471822-425
13Aldershot TownAldershot197391927-824
14Bromley196582931-223
15Ebbsfleet196582123-223
16Halifax Town195771921-222
17Barrow1963102226-421
18Maidstone UnitedMaidstone1953111525-1018
19Maidenhead UnitedMaidenhead2053122041-2118
20Chesterfield193881622-617
21Havant & WaterloovilleHavant & W'ville1945102735-817
22Dagenham & RedbridgeDag & Red1943121626-1015
23Braintree TownBraintree1934121732-1513
24Dover AthleticDover Athletic1925121838-2011

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