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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
1Leyton Orient30169549222757
2Solihull MoorsSolihull30176747272057
3Salford City30168657322556
4Fylde301411547232453
5Wrexham30158736221453
6Harrogate TownHarrogate30148857401750
7Sutton UnitedSutton29131064034649
8Ebbsfleet30138945311447
9Gateshead30145113830847
10Eastleigh30137103640-446
11Bromley30117124344-140
12Barrow30117123234-240
13Dagenham & RedbridgeDag & Red30115143738-138
14Boreham WoodBoreham Wood30911103336-338
15Hartlepool UnitedHartlepool3099123241-936
16Barnet26105112632-635
17Halifax Town2971392631-534
18Havant & WaterloovilleHavant & W'ville3088144453-932
19Dover AthleticDover Athletic3088143147-1632
20Maidenhead UnitedMaidenhead3094173354-2131
21Chesterfield29514102937-829
22Aldershot TownAldershot2976162447-2327
23Maidstone UnitedMaidstone3074192750-2325
24Braintree TownBraintree3057182953-2422

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