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League Two Sides Down Tools As Result Guarantees Promotion And Survival

League Two Sides Down Tools As Result Guarantees Promotion And Survival
By Luke Delaney Updated
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Competitive, unpredictable and entertaining. Three words which often sum up games and results in League Two, but last night, that was far from the case.

During Gillingham's clash against Leyton Orient, a floodlight failure at the ground resulted in a break of play between the sides.

At the time of the delay, relegation threatened Gillingham Town were leading promotion hungry Leyton Orient 2-0.

While the game was stopped, scores from elsewhere in League 2 circulated around the ground before Orient players eventually found out that despite losing on the night, they had in fact secured promotion to League One.

Bizarre scenes in League Two clash


Bradford's defeat to Swindon Town resulted in these scenes at Priestfield Stadium.

Despite Gillingham players looking rather upset with the celebrations, news then broke around their squad that they had in fact escaped the drop out of League Two.


Hartlepool's 2-0 defeat to Salford City guaranteed Gillingham's safety and made for a rather bizarre and boring end to the game.

With neither side needing anything else from the remainder of the match, Leyton Orient happily stepped off the Gillingham players and allowed them to simply pass the ball around the back for the final ten minutes of action.

The delay to the game certainly did the EFL no favours, with uncompetitive football being far from the look English Football want to portray.

Despite this, it's easy to see why both sets of players opted to do this when both side's fate had been settled already.


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