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League Two season ended, League One clubs fail to reach agreement

The English League Two season has ended with immediate effect. 

Final placings will be decided on a points-per-game basis, but no decision’s been made yet regarding promotion. 

League One clubs will meet again on Monday after failing to reach a consensus today. 

The League Two clubs's decision is pending approval from the Football Association and the English Football League (EFL).

Before time was called on the League Two season, the three automatic promotion spots were occupied by Crewe, Swindon and Plymouth.

Exeter, Cheltenham, Colchester and Northampton were all in the playoffs.

However, just 5-points separated 1st from 5th, while there were 10-points between 6th and 10th with most teams having 9 games still to play.

It's believed clubs voted 20-4 in favour of scrapping relegation, thus saving bottom club Stevenage.

Peterborough's Dublin-born owner Darragh MacAnthony led a group of six League One clubs in voicing their preference to see the season through to its conclusion.

Oxford United, Fleetwood Town, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Ipswich Town said they "have no desire for voiding the season, PPG scenario’s/letting a computer decide our footballing fate.

They added, "For our fans/staff & for the integrity of our sport we are all looking forward to completing our pending fixtures/season under guidance from the EFL at a time it is deemed safe to do so."

MacAnthony told Sky Sports on Friday, "If we don't get back to playing now, when do we get back?

"The further away we are, it really troubles me. If we don't see football back in the next few months, we might not see it for the rest of the year.

"Even if it's without our fans, we have to do something, give our fans something, give our employees something. I've owned a football club for 15 years.

"It's been talked about self-interest - I've never made any money out of it.

"There's 200 employees at Peterborough, if there's no football for the rest of the year I'm going to have to let some of those people go. I don't want to do that."

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