Carlisle United will have two more Cumbrian derbies with Barrow next season after the Bluebirds finally secured League Two safety.

Rob Kelly's side won 2-0 at Forest Green to be assured of their place in the EFL next season.

Goals from Scott Quigley (pen) and Bobby Thomas were enough for the south Cumbrians to avoid an immediate return to the National League.

There were scenes of celebration at the New Lawn as Barrow moved eight points clear of the bottom two with two games to play.

Their triumph meant Grimsby, who lost 3-2 at Exeter, went down.

The Mariners led 2-1 early in the second half asLenell John-Lewis and Jay Matete overturned a Luke Waterfall own-goal.

But after Matete had been sent off, late Grecians goals from Alex Fisher and Cumbrian Ryan Bowman consigned Paul Hurst's side to non-league after five years in League Two.

Exeter, ninth, are still in the play-off hunt, two points outside the top seven with two games to play.

While Cheltenham's draw with Carlisle saw them promoted, the play-off race remains open, Newport moving up to sixth with a 4-0 thrashing of Scunthorpe at Rodney Parade.

A George Taft own-goal was followed by a Mickey Demetriou brace and a Lewis Collins strike for the Exiles.

Forest Green dropped to seventh, with Salford a point behind them in eighth after a 1-0 win at Bradford thanks to a last-gasp Ian Henderson winner.

At the bottom, meanwhile, Southend are on the brink of relegation.

The second-bottom Shrimpers are six points adrift with two games to play, and their goal difference is eight goals worse than that of third-bottom Scunthorpe.