Boro win sets up Blades play-off

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STEVENAGE kept alive their hopes of two straight promotions by securing the final play-off spot and a clash against United with a 3-0 win over Bury.

Craig Reid opened the scoring in the 24th minute, Joel Byrom gave Stevenage breathing space with a 77th-minute penalty and Chris Beardsley added gloss in injury time.

That result meant Notts County missed out on the play-offs on goal difference despite a 4-1 victory over Colchester, with Jeff Hughes, Daniel Bogdanovic, Alan Judge and Kieron Freeman scoring their goals.

Carlisle also went into the day with an outside chance of making the top six but it was out of their hands and they went down 2-1 to Oldham.

James Tarkowski put the hosts ahead in the 49th minute and, although Tom Taiwo equalised for United, parity lasted only four minutes before Oumare Tounkara headed a 72nd-minute winner.

Huddersfield jumped above MK Dons, who they will meet in the play-off semi-finals, into fourth thanks to a 2-0 victory over Yeovil - Lee Novak and Daniel Ward netting for the Terriers.

The Dons will go into that two-legged tie on a losing note after Will Grigg scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for Walsall.

Champions Charlton ended their season with an entertaining 3-2 victory over Hartlepool. Peter Hartley gave Pools the lead but Danny Hollands, Danny Haynes and Yann Kermorgant netted in quick succession late on before Gary Liddle grabbed a second for the visitors.

Brentford, Bournemouth and Leyton Orient all ended the season with victories, the Bees seeing off Chesterfield 3-2, Bournemouth beating Preston 1-0 and Orient defeating bottom side Rochdale 2-1, while Tranmere and Scunthorpe drew 1-1.