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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 4,987) 8th May 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Bates

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Grimsby Town Grimsby

Burton Alb 3

G Pearson (10)
S Harrad (37, 58)

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Grimsby 0

Grimsby are relegated

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Mariners battle for survival

Last Updated: 07/05/10 3:25pm

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Woods: Last-day drama

Woods: Last-day drama

Grimsby travel to Burton looking to keep their league status intact on the final day of the season.

The Mariners have to win and must rely on Barnet to lose or draw against promoted Rochdale to avoid relegation to the Blue Square Premier.

Barnet's collapse with a string of six defeats in a row, including defeat to the Mariners, has given Neil Woods' team the opportunity to complete a dramatic escape from the drop.

Burton have little to play for but a possible top half finish should they achieve victory and score a few goals in the process, but it has been a successful season in their first term in league football under Paul Peschisolido.

Burton team news

Burton have doubts over winger Jimmy Phillips and on-loan striker Steve Kabba ahead of the game.

Kabba is suffering from tendinitis in his knee and required an injection this week whilst Phillips picked up a knock in training.

46-year-old veteran Kevin Poole retains his place in goal with Artur Kysiak still out with an ankle problem.

Richard Walker has a calf problem whilst Jacques Maghoma misses out as he recovers from knee surgery.

Aaron Webster, Greg Pearson, Andrew Corbett, Shaun Kelly and Keith Gilroy are all available for recall whilst youngsters James Knowles and Kevin Grocott are likely to be on the bench.

Grimsby team news

Grimsby have doubts over Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's ability to start the game after picking up a thigh injury in the game against Barnet.

Despite coming through the full match the striker struggled to train with the side on Thursday and had to miss the session.

Woods also has a slight concern over on-loan midfielder Dean Sinclair after the player came off during the match against the Bees with hamstring trouble.

Sinclair has resumed full training but will be closely monitored before a decision is made whether he can participate.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 22 43
2 Wycombe Wanderers 22 43
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 22 41
5 Southend United 22 38
6 Plymouth Argyle 22 37
7 Newport County AFC 22 37
8 Exeter City 23 37
9 Bury 22 34
10 Stevenage 22 31
11 Morecambe 22 30
12 AFC Wimbledon 22 30
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 22 29
15 Portsmouth 22 27
16 Mansfield Town 22 27
17 Oxford United 22 25
18 Cheltenham Town 22 25
19 Northampton Town 22 24
20 Carlisle United 22 24
21 York City 22 23
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 21
23 Tranmere Rovers 22 19
24 Hartlepool United 22 14

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