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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season

Swindon's play-off hopes hit by home draw with Carlisle

Swindon's Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes took a dent after they failed to find a way past Carlisle and were held to a goalless draw at the County Ground.
The home side were looking to end their run of two consecutive draws as they look to climb back into the play-off spots with the hope of an immediate return to League One.
The Robins' Marc Richards had the best chance of the game but his first-half header bounced back off the post and was eventually cleared away.
Veteran Matt Taylor could only watch on as his free-kick was tipped narrowly over the bar in the closing stages of the first half.
Danny Grainger then had an opportunity before the interval to give Carlisle a lead, but his shot from range flew over Stuart Moore's crossbar.
Swindon's Donal McDermott came close shortly after the restart, but his shot from the edge of the box was palmed away by Carlisle goalkeeper Jack Bonham.
Carlisle's Jamie Devitt almost won it for the visitors but he could only shoot wide and then at the goalkeeper.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +16 37
2 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
3 Newport County 18 -2 32
4 Colchester United 18 +13 31
5 Mansfield Town 18 +13 31
6 Exeter City 18 +9 30
7 Tranmere Rovers 18 +8 30
8 Bury 18 +14 29
9 Stevenage 18 +1 28
10 Forest Green Rovers 18 +8 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +1 26
12 Oldham Athletic 18 +5 24
13 Crawley Town 18 -6 23
14 Northampton Town 18 -1 22
15 Crewe Alexandra 18 -2 22
16 Port Vale 18 -5 22
17 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
18 Swindon Town 18 -7 21
19 Morecambe 18 -11 20
20 Grimsby Town 18 -11 18
21 Cambridge United 18 -13 18
22 Cheltenham Town 17 -10 14
23 Notts County 18 -19 14
24 Macclesfield Town 18 -23 7