30th January 2017

Carlisle United failed to capitalise on Plymouth Argyle’s free weekend as they drew 1-1 with Barnet at Brunton Park.

Charlie Pyke gave the hosts the lead just shy of the half-hour mark before John Akinde earned the Bees a point with a penalty 13 minutes from time.

Exeter City continued their remarkable run of form with a 1-0 win over Portsmouth.

The Grecians are now unbeaten in ten league matches and move into the play-offs for the first time this season.

A 2-0 victory for Luton Town over Cambridge United saw the Hatters leapfrog Pompey into fourth.

Isaac Vassal sped clear to open the scoring and Jordan Cook wrapped up the three points from the spot.

Leyton Orient dropped into the relegation places after defeat to Mansfield Town.

Two early second-half goals from the Stags condemned Orient to their fourth straight loss, while Mansfield stretched their unbeaten run to six.

Newport County recorded their first win in 13 matches as they comfortably beat Hartlepool United at Rodney Parade.

Ryan Bird scored and assisted in the Exiles’ 3-1 victory, which leaves them three points from safety.

Ten-man Notts County left it late against Crawley Town to get their first league win since October.

James Collins looked to have snatched a point for the Red Devils with four minutes remaining, but Jonathan Forte’s last-gasp strike rescued the match for the Magpies.

Stevenage kept their first clean sheet in nine games as they overcame Grimsby Town for their first win in three matches.


Steven Schumacher put the home side ahead with a spectacular free kick on three minutes before Jobi McAnuff grabbed a second on the hour.