League Two review: Swindon win title in style as Macclesfield drop out of league
17:54 GMT, 28 April 2012
Swindon were crowned npower League Two champions as they thrashed Port Vale 5-0 to do it in style.
Matt Ritchie's powerful drive was all that separated the teams at half-time, but Paul Benson then added a quickfire brace around the hour mark and, two minutes after his second, Aden Flint volleyed in a fourth.
Alan Connell put the cherry on top in the 85th minute.
Going up as Champions: Swindon Town players celebrate being crowned champions
Shrewsbury will join them in League One next season after beating Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 through James Collins' 38th-minute header.
Crawley Town missed the chance to all but seal their own promotion as they lost 3-0 at home to relegation-battling Hereford.
Goalkeeper Michel Kuipers had something of a nightmare as he was at fault on the first two goals, allowing Joe Colbeck a simple finish after a defensive mix-up for the first, and then being easily rounded by Delroy Facey before Yoann Arquin slotted in the second.
Substitute Arquin then added a third eight minutes from time.
That leaves Crawley level on points with fourth-placed Torquay, who conceded a 90th-minute equaliser to draw 1-1 with play-off chasing Crewe.
Danny Stevens' 53rd-minute goal had them on course for automatic promotion, and they seemed to have survived their scare when Harry Davis saw a 73rd-minute penalty saved by Robert Olejnik.
Taking his side up: Manager Paulo Di Canio won the title in his first season
But Powell slotted home deep into injury time.
Crewe go into the final day needing to avoid defeat to make the play-offs after Oxford United went down 2-0 at home to Southend, who scored with first-half goals from Ryan Hall and Bilel Mohsni.
Cheltenham are definitely in thanks to a 3-1 win over Bradford in which James Spencer bagged a brace after they went behind to Nahki Well's eighth-minute goal.
On the up: Shrewsbury Town's players celebrates their promotion to League One
At the other end, Macclesfield's relegation was confirmed as they lost 2-0 at home to Burton Albion, who got both their goals in the last 10 minutes through Jacques Maghoma and Calvin Zola.
Barnet preserved their two-point advantage over Hereford in the battle to avoid the second relegation spot as they beat AFC Wimbledon 4-0 with goals from Ricky Holmes, Sam Deering, Ben May and Mark Hughes.
Matt Harrold and Matthew Lund both scored braces either side of Andy Dorman's strike as Bristol Rovers thrashed Accrington Stanley 5-1.
Despair: Colin Daniel of Macclesfield Town looks dejected following relegation out of The Football League
Darren Purse nodded in an 83rd-minute equaliser as Plymouth salvaged a 2-2 draw at Morecambe, having led after just four minutes through Luke Young.
Rotherham led twice but were held to a 2-2 draw away to Aldershot in a match which saw both teams reduced to 10 men late on, while Northampton and Gillingham shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.