Bournemouth, Chester and Grimsby all lose, while Luton's draw at Lincoln leaves them on the brink.
Barnet's 1-0 home win over Bournemouth on Saturday lifted the Bees to the heady heights of 17th in the table and above Notts County who lost at Rotherham. Paul Furlong's 200th career goal was enough to give Barnet the three points in front of a bumper crowd of 3113. It gave the Bees 46 points from 42 matches and was their third win on the spin and their 6th home win in the last 7 matches. It was also their third clean sheet in a row.
Chester City's 2-0 defeat at home to Macclesfield Town means that Barnet have achieved safety this season and can look forward to a 5th League Two season since winning the Conference in 2005. However, Chester are still in serious trouble of relegation to the, now renamed, Blue square Premier. With just one win in 20 matches, Chester are still in 23rd position in the table, one point adrift of Grimsby Town who went down 1-0 at home to Accrington who, like Barnet, ensured safety this weekend. Accrington are now 16th, one place and one point above Barnet.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth's defeat at Underhill leaves them with work still to do if they are to avoid the drop. They are on 37 points, 3 points above Chester and 4 points clear of Grimsby Town and with a significantly better goal difference. Grimsby have a better goal difference than Chester.
JPT winners, Luton Town still look doomed to drop into the Blue Square Premier at the end of this season after their goalless draw at Lincoln City. They are still 11 points from safety and have just 5 matches left and may well still go down even if they win all 5 matches. They can only achieve a maximum of 38 points and with Grimsby already on 34 points and Chester on 33, salvation may be just beyond the Hatters.
Meanwhile, looking ahead to today's fixtures, Barnet could climb as high as 15th if they win away at Aldershot. The Shots are only 3 points ahead of Barnet and have an inferior goal difference. Accrington, now safe, are away at Chester and if they fail to win and the Bees win then they will be up to 15th.
Other fixtures at the bottom end of the League two table see Grimsby Town travel to Notts County, Bournemouth at home to Brentford and Luton at home to Chesterfield. Defeat for Luton, coupled with a Grimsby Town win will see the Hatters relegated. If Grimsby and Chester get good results and Bournemouth lose at home to League Two leaders' Brentford, it could make things extremely tight at the bottom and the relegation issues could still go the final day, even if it is likely that Luton will be down before then. It is possible that Barnet could even be the side to send the Hatters down as the two clubs meet at Underhill next Saturday.