Date: 26th April 2010 at 1:40pm
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It`s finally here for Grimsby, the defining week of the season. Firstly they must hope that Accrington beat Barnet at home tomorrow night or at least get a draw. Should the Bees lose that game in hand Blundell Park will be full to the rafters as the Cod meet the Bees for a final triumph or final tragedy on their own patch this Saturday. Win that one and they will be frying that night.

There will of course be the need to then win away at Burton on the last game of the season, but if you have just beaten your rivals and they go to Rochdale, you have to feel it is job done.

1/5 Grimsby v Barnet, 15:00
8/5 Burton Albion v Grimsby,

20 Lincoln City 44 -21 49
21 Cheltenham 44 -12 47
22 Barnet 43 -14 45
23 Grimsby 44 -25 41
24 Darlington 43 -49 27

Accrington are on the way back down to earth having lost eight of their last nine games, the exception being a 0-0 at Darlington. Crew beat them 5-1 on Saturday and Hereford the week before. This is Barnet`s best chance to make the Blundell bus trip a formality on Saturday. A draw or heaven forbid defeat would take things out of their own hands big time with Rochdale at home on the last day.

27/4 Accrington A 19:45
1/5 Grimsby A
8/5 Rochdale H

Cheltenham are cheeping
Realistically a 13 goal swing in two games between the Robins and the Cods is unlikely. However, far more likely would be if Barnet drew tomorrow and against Rochdale. Cheltenham could then get dragged back into the mix as the goal difference is only two going into the last two games and one of them is freescroring County. The away trip at the Magpies will indeed be testing but in all honesty they are unlikely to fail at home against Accy on the final day surely?.

1/5 Notts County v Cheltenham
8/5 Cheltenham v Accrington Stanley