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Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth promoted to League One

The final two automatic promotion spots are wrapped up in League Two, with Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth joining Doncaster Rovers in going up.

Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth have picked up the results required to secure promotion to League One, while Leyton Orient are still hanging on for survival.

Portsmouth players celebrate promotion to League One on April 17, 2017

The Pilgrims thrashed a revived Newport County side 6-1 at Home Park on Saturday to ensure that they can no longer be caught by Luton Town in fourth.

It was a slightly more stressful afternoon for Portsmouth, meanwhile, as Jamal Lowe scored twice in the final 13 minutes to overcome Notts County 3-1.

Plymouth Argyle players celebrate promotion to League One on April 17, 2017

All three automatic promotion places have now been wrapped up in the fourth tier, with Doncaster Rovers getting over the line last weekend.

At the other end of the division, Leyton Orient recovered from a goal down against Hartlepool United to win 2-1, meaning that they can still mathematically avoid the drop into non-league football in the remaining three weeks.

Newport remain in the dropzone after their heavy loss on the south coast, one point adrift of Hartlepool in a tight race for survival.

Elsewhere, defeat for Chesterfield away to Scunthorpe United sees them join Coventry City in dropping down into League Two for next season.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough UnitedPeterborough17103433221133
4Luton TownLuton178632516930
5Barnsley1685326121429
6Charlton AthleticCharlton178452620628
7Accrington StanleyAccrington177732119228
8Coventry CityCoventry178452018228
9Blackpool166731815325
10Doncaster RoversDoncaster177462524125
11Walsall177461924-525
12Fleetwood Town176562419523
13Southend UnitedSouthend177282122-123
14Burton Albion166372222021
15Wycombe WanderersWycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham175392629-318
18Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford UnitedOxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth ArgylePlymouth1734101829-1113
23AFC Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford CityBradford1731131231-1910

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