SO it will all come down to the final day of the season.

After all of the ups and down of the campaign, a victory for Colchester United at Lincoln City this Saturday could seal them a League Two play-off place.

John McGreal's side know that even if they do beat the newly-crowned champions at Sincil Bank, they must also rely on results elsewhere to go their way if they are to achieve their goal.

There will be five sides striving to clinch the fourth and final play-off spot this weekend - with some of them standing a distinctly better chance than others.

Newport County's 2-0 victory over Oldham Athletic last night has left them in pole position to secure seventh position.

The Exiles travel to play Morecambe, knowing that a win at the Globe Arena will secure them the play-offs.

Here's hoping that former U's loanee Aaron Collins, now plying his trade for the Shrimps, can do his old club a massive favour this weekend.

Exeter City, who are now eighth following Newport's win, sit a point off the top seven.

They face a tricky final-day trip to fifth-placed Forest Green Rovers, who are preparing for their own play-off quest and have former U's midfielder Lloyd James in their ranks.

Exeter are hoping to win and for Newport to lose, to seal seventh spot.

The Grecians' goal difference is far superior to that of the Exiles, which could be a factor this weekend.

However, Exeter could be caught by the teams below them, if they only draw.

Then come the three other teams who are also still in the running for the play-offs led by the U's, who lie three points behind Newport with 67 points.

Colchester are followed by Carlisle United and Stevenage, who have the same number of points but an inferior goal difference to the U's.

They also must win their games against Yeovil Town and Cheltenham Town respectively to have any chance at all of nicking seventh spot.

Indeed, they will probably have to win them pretty convincingly should Exeter pick up a point - providing that Newport lose.

But whatever happens in midweek, Colchester’s objective does not change.

McGreal’s side know that they must go to Lincoln and win to have any chance of booking a play-off spot.

And while that will undoubtedly be a tough task, it is certainly achievable – especially considering the respective form of the two teams going into the game.

Colchester, who have already beaten Lincoln 1-0 earlier this season, have taken seven points from a possible nine in their last three games.

And they have conceded only once in that time.

In contrast, the Imps are without a victory in their last four matches and have managed only two wins in their last eight games.

Lincoln are without doubt worthy champions of League Two – but the form of Danny Cowley’s side has certainly dropped over recent weeks.

And that will be something that the U’s will be aiming to exploit, this weekend.

After that, their fate is in the lap of the football Gods.