Chester trapdoor opens as Bees clinch promotion

Last updated : 27 April 2009 By Deano

Coca-Cola League Two
Accrington Stanley(0)1Chesterfield(0)01,795
Aldershot Town(1)2Chester City(1)23,100
Bournemouth(0)2Grimsby Town(1)19,008
Bradford City(2)3Rotherham United(0)013,242
Exeter City(0)2Morecambe(1)28,544
Luton Town(1)1Rochdale(0)17,025
Macclesfield Town(1)2Barnet(0)11,619
Notts. County(0)0Dagenham & Redbridge(2)34,419
Port Vale(0)1Wycombe Wanderers(0)16,047
Shrewsbury Town(0)0Lincoln City(0)06,740

Congratulations to Brentford as they clinched the League Two title on the road at Darlington in a 3-1 win, their 10th away win this season. Bennett and Clarke gave the Bees a half time lead with goals in the 35th and 43rd minutes. Clarke netted again in the 54th minute, with Abbott scoring a consolation in the 59th minute. Darlington 12th, Brentford 1st.

Congratulations to AFC Bournemouth who secured their League status for another season following a 2-1 win over relegation rivals Grimsby Town at Dean Court. Jarman gave the Mariners a half time lead in the 41st minute. The Cherries hit back with goals from Feeney in the 47th minute and Fletcher in the 80th minute. Grimsby are vitually safe, barring a bizarre set of results next weekend. AFC Bournemouth 21st, Grimsby Town 22nd.

Chester City are all but down following a 2-2 draw at The Recreation Ground against Aldershot Town. Lowe gave City hope with a 2nd minute penalty, but saw Hudson net a brace in the 14th and 56th minutes. City rescued a point through Ellans in the 63rd minute. City and Grimsby have to win/loose their matches on the
final day respectively, with a swing of 20 goals due to the difference in goal difference! Aldershot Town 15th, Chester City 23rd.

Wycombe Wanderers are all but promoted, but will have to wait another week following a 1-1 draw against Port Vale at Vale Park. Collins gave Vale a 61st minute lead, with Sawyer levelling in the 80th minute. Port Vale 19th, Wycombe Wanderers 2nd.

Exeter City could achieve back-to-back promotions next weekend, following a 2-2 draw against Morecambe at St James's Park. Drummond gave the Cumbrians a 9th minute lead, with City hitting back through Moxey and Harley in the 49th and 53rd minutes. Brummond rescued a point in the 79th minute. Exeter City 3rd, Morecambe 11th.

Rochdale are in the play-offs again this season, following a 1-1 draw against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. Craddock gave the Hatters a 33rd minute lead from the penalty spot. Dale rescued a point through Rundle in the 56th minute. Luton Town 24th, Rochdale 6th.

Dagenham & Redbridge enhanced their chances of making the play-offs with an emphatic 3-0 away win at Meadow Lane against Notts County. Saunders in the 34th minute, and then a brace from Ritchie in the 44th and 88th minutes ensured that the points were heading back to Essex. Notts County 20th, Dagenham & Redbridge 7th.

Bradford City finished their home campaign with a 3-0 win over Rotherham United at Valley Parade with the Millers left with nothing to play for after a magnificent campaign overturning their 17 point penalty. A Thorne brace in the 12th and 32nd minutes was added to with a strike from Jones in the 73rd minute. Bradford City 9th, Rotherham United 14th.

Accrington Stanley collected their 9th home win over the season with a 1-0 win over Chesterfield at Livingstone Road. Grant scored the only goal of the game in the 50th minute. Accrington Stanley 16th, Chesterfield 10th.

Barnet slipped to Macclesfield at Moss Rose, going down 2-1. Brown gave the Silkmen a 2nd minute lead, with Adomah levelling in the 54th minute. Dennis secured the win in the 82nd minute. Macclesfield 18th, Barnet 17th.

Play-off rivals, Gillingham (5th) and Bury (4th) could only muster a 0-0 draw at Preiestfield. The same was true between Shrewsbury Town (8th) and Lincoln City (13th) at the New Meadow.

Latest match Saturday,
25th April 2009
1[P] Brentford 45128237151085262122167633682+27
2Wycombe Wanderers 4511923114995221720187533178+22
3Exeter City 45135536258862825211311645076+14
4Bury 451345351971152724201510624375+19
5Gillingham 45127438218591934201213575572+2
6Rochdale 45116540238783035191313705870+12
7Dagenham & Redbridge 45123743227883329191115765168+25
8Shrewsbury Town 451463411621281827161811594366+16
9Bradford City 4511102391863132537171315645564+9
10Chesterfield 4588632268783029161514625563+7
11Morecambe 4599429206982432151812535263+1
12Darlington (-10)45116636238682320191214594359+16
13Lincoln City 45611526208692730141714535059+3
14Rotherham United (-17)451165322010672825211212604558+15
15Aldershot Town 459104363142162149131220578051-23
16Accrington Stanley 45959252446121734131121425850-16
17Barnet 45778293348112639111519557248-17
18Macclesfield Town 45741223376313224013725457746-32
19Port Vale 45661123336313193212924426545-23
20Notts. County 456611223148102537101421476844-21
21Bournemouth (-17)451166281556112736161217555143+4
22Grimsby Town 45661031283713204191323516940-18
23Chester City 45471123324613194781324427937-37
24[R] Luton Town (-30)4578834346972429131715586326-5
Colour key
 League Champions Relegation place(s) Team(s) to be transferred
 Promotion place(s) Play-off place(s) Team(s) set to merge
Points adjustments
01/07/2008Luton TownDeducted ten points for financial misconduct of previous owners (passed on 5th June).
10/07/2008Luton TownDeducted 20 points for failing to satisfy the Football League's insolvency rules.
06/08/2008Rotherham UnitedDeducted 17 points for failing to satisfy the Football League rules for exiting administration.
07/08/2008BournemouthDeducted 17 points for failing to satisfy the Football League rules for exiting administration.
25/02/2009DarlingtonDeducted ten points for entering administration.
Position ordering
Teams level on both goal difference and goals scored are initially ordered according to the results of any matches played between one another.