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Walsall in League 2: MD 25/26

Walsall in League 2: MD 25/26

League Two is really starting to hot up, especially in the promotion stakes. The Saddlers will be looking to get to the 55 point mark this Saturday afternoon, when they entertain Bristol Rovers. However, for Reds fans, attentions will now be drawn to what happens to the teams around Walsall in the league table. Swindon will be expected to beat Notts County, but don`t be surprised i9f they don`t, while MK Dons travel to Chester in search of three points, which if Walsall fail to win could see the gap between first and second drop to two points. The game of the weekend will be at Sincil Bank, where Lincoln take on high-flying Wycombe. Both teams will want to get three points in order to close the gap on Walsall.

New Years Day, usually a day of recovering from the night before, but it is also the day of a hectic football schedule, especially in League Two. The game of the day here is between MK Dons and Swindon. Again, both teams will want to take points off their promotion rivals in order to ease the gap between the play off and the automatic promotion places. However, if Walsall get three points at Peterborough, which to be honest is more than likely, then they will look to keep a comfortable lead at the top of the table.

Here are the fixtures in full for Saturday and Monday:

Saturday, December 30 2006
Accrington Stanley v Mansfield
Barnet v Bury
Chester v Milton Keynes Dons
Darlington v Shrewsbury
Hartlepool v Peterborough
Hereford v Wrexham 12pm
Lincoln City v Wycombe
Rochdale v Boston Utd
Stockport v Grimsby
Swindon v Notts County
Torquay v Macclesfield
Walsall v Bristol Rovers

Monday, January 1 2007
Boston Utd v Barnet
Bristol Rovers v Torquay
Bury v Darlington
Grimsby v Rochdale
Macclesfield v Lincoln City
Mansfield v Hartlepool
Milton Keynes Dons v Swindon
Notts County v Chester
Peterborough v Walsall
Shrewsbury v Stockport
Wrexham v Accrington Stanley
Wycombe v Hereford

All Kick Offs 3pm, unless stated
P.S. Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas, I certainly did. Come on Saddlers!


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Writer:Saddler 13
Date:Thursday December 28 2006
Time: 11:19PM

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2 Bolton 39 22 9 8 75 28
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4 Bradford 39 16 18 5 66 16
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8 Rochdale 38 16 9 13 57 6
9 Bristol Rovers 40 15 12 13 57 -1
10 Oxford 39 16 8 15 56 5
11 Peterborough 40 15 10 15 55 1
12 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
13 Wimbledon 39 12 15 12 51 1
14 Northampton 40 14 8 18 50 -6
15 MK Dons 39 12 12 15 48 -1
16 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
17 Bury 40 12 10 18 46 -7
18 Oldham 40 10 15 15 45 -12
19 Gillingham 40 11 12 17 45 -17
20 Shrewsbury 39 11 10 18 43 -14
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22 Swindon 40 10 9 21 39 -18
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