TWO late goals condemned Grimsby Town to relegation after they were beaten 3-2 at Exeter City tonight - leaving Colchester United on the brink of League Two safety.

The Mariners had led at St James Park, after goals from Lenell John-Lewis and Jay Matete either side of half-time had cancelled out Luke Waterfall's earlier own goal.

But Alex Fisher struck in the 83rd minute to equalise and Ryan Bowman scored six minutes later to complete the turnaround against National League-bound Grimsby, who were reduced to ten men after Matete was sent off soon after scoring.

The result means Colchester United remain six points above second-from-bottom Southend United, with two games remaining.

Blues can only stay up on goal difference now - and the U's are currently superior in that department by 12 goals.

Colchester have dropped to 21st spot in the table, after Barrow won 2-0 at Forest Green Rovers to confirm their place in the Football League for next season.

Southend United are six points adrift of safety with two games remaining, with an inferior goal difference to third-from-bottom Scunthorpe United, who were thrashed 4-0 at Newport County.

It promises to be a big penultimate weekend of action for the teams sitting both just above and below the drop zone.

Colchester host Salford City at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Southend United travel to play Barrow, while Scunthorpe United visit Bradford City.

Meanwhile, former U's player Ian Henderson scored a late winner for Salford to help them to a 1-0 triumph at Bradford City and boost their promotion hopes.

Cheltenham Town were promoted after they drew 1-1 with Carlisle United, at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.