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Loan players in dramatic final day action

Reece Cole and Macclesfield pull off the great escape

6 May 2019

Sol Campbell's Macclesfield Town are staying in League Two next season, thanks to Notts County's 3-1 defeat at Swindon and their own point against Cambridge United.

Reece Cole was brought on after an hour at Moss Rose with his side trailing 1-0. Within a matter of minutes, it was level. Elliot Durrell scored the final goal of the game, winning the team a point that was enough to stay in the EFL.

Swindon Town's Canice Carroll played 78 minutes in his side's win over Notts County, sending the EFL's oldest side into the fifth tier. Theo Robinson netted a brace after Kaiyne Woolery opened the scoring.

The final day victory meant The Robins finished 13th in the division, earning 64 points after winning 16 games of their 46 this term.

In League One, Josh Clarke was an unused substitute as Burton Albion lost 3-1 to Peterborough United. Despite their win, Boro missed out on a play-off place by a single point behind Doncaster Rovers. 

Burton finished ninth on 63 points, a whole 10 behind the top six as their play-off hopes ended after Easter. It means they will play their second consecutive season in League One after their relegation from the Championship in 2018.

Bristol Rovers and Jack Bonham made sure they'd have a fourth consecutive season in the third tier following a 15th place finish in League One. Rovers beat Barnsley 2-1 on the final day, but the away side still managed automatic promotion. 


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