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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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League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 34 20 8 6 68 26
2 Scunthorpe 33 17 10 6 61 25
3 Fleetwood 34 17 10 7 61 18
4 Bolton 32 17 7 8 58 17
5 Bradford 34 13 16 5 55 12
6 Southend 34 14 11 9 53 10
7 Millwall 33 14 10 9 52 7
8 Peterborough 34 14 8 12 50 3
9 Oxford 32 14 7 11 49 9
10 Rochdale 32 14 6 12 48 2
11 Bristol Rovers 34 12 11 11 47 -2
12 Walsall 34 11 13 10 46 -3
13 Wimbledon 33 10 13 10 43 1
14 Charlton 33 9 15 9 42 5
15 MK Dons 33 11 9 13 42 1
16 Northampton 34 11 7 16 40 -7
17 Gillingham 34 9 12 13 39 -9
18 Shrewsbury 34 10 8 16 38 -12
19 Bury 34 10 7 17 37 -10
20 Oldham 34 8 12 14 36 -12
21 Port Vale 32 8 10 14 34 -17
22 Swindon 34 8 9 17 33 -16
23 Chesterfield 34 7 7 20 28 -25
24 Coventry 33 5 10 18 25 -23
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