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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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A general view of Home Park ahead of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round match between Plymouth Argyle and Swindon Town at Home Park on October 7, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth28176547272057
2Luton TownLuton28168454252956
3Sunderland271411248262253
4Charlton AthleticCharlton29165847311653
5Barnsley27157547232452
6Peterborough UnitedPeterborough2813874738947
7Doncaster RoversDoncaster28137851371446
8Blackpool2710982725239
9Coventry CityCoventry29116123134-339
10Southend UnitedSouthend28122143834438
11Wycombe WanderersWycombe28108103840-238
12Fleetwood Town2899103833536
13Burton Albion28106123838036
14Accrington StanleyAccrington2798102736-935
15Walsall2898113243-1135
16Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe2997133754-1734
17Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury28710112935-631
18Gillingham2894153948-931
19Rochdale2987143559-2431
20Oxford UnitedOxford Utd2879123544-930
21Plymouth ArgylePlymouth2886143650-1430
22Bristol Rovers2877142530-528
23Bradford CityBradford2883173147-1627
24AFC Wimbledon2865172242-2023

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