• Stevenage to face Sheffield United in play-offs
• Scott Neilson scores only goal for promoted Crawley
While Sheffield United's city rivals Wednesday were making sure of automatic promotion, United were left contemplating a play-off campaign after being held 2-2 at relegated Exeter City.
The home side went ahead in the 24th minute through a fine goal from Alan Gow before the Blades were reduced to 10 men when James Beattie was shown a straight red card for a tackle on James Dunne. Lee Williamson levelled a minute before the break and Kevin McDonald put United ahead within two minutes of the restart, but Scott Bennett equalised late on.
Danny Wilson's side will now face Stevenage in the play-offs who maintained their chances of three consecutive promotions by securing the final play-off spot 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 a third in injury time.
That result meant Notts County missed out on the play-offs on goal difference despite a 4-1 victory over Colchester United, as did eighth-placed Carlisle United, who went down 2-1 to Oldham Athletic.
In League Two Crawley Town emulated Stevenage's example in winning promotion in their first season in the Football League, a 1-0 win at Accrington securing them the final automatic promotion place.
Scott Neilson was the match-winner, capping a spell of second-half Crawley pressure with the only goal on 66 minutes. Warren Cummings played the ball over the top for Neilson, who turned smartly before drilling the ball into the bottom corner.
Crewe Alexandra won the point they needed to take the final play-off place in a 2-2 draw at home to Aldershot, who had responded to an early goal from Ajay Leitch-Smith by taking the lead through Harry Davis and Mark Molesley before Luke Murphy equalised again 14 minutes from time.
At the bottom, Barnet again secured survival on the final day of the season, beating Burton Albion 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium. The visitors began brilliantly with Mark Byrne's sixth-minute goal but, with Hereford beating Torquay 3-2, their Football League status was very much in doubt when Jacques Maghoma equalised and then Calvin Zola drilled a penalty over the bar. But the Barnet captain, Mark Hughes, rescued his side with a winner on the hour mark to ensure another escape.