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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Scott Laird (27')
  • Christian Doidge (78', 90'+6' PEN)
  • Dayle Grubb (90'+4')
  • Kristian Dennis (36' PEN)

Forest Green edge closer to safety while Chesterfield face the drop

Forest Green virtually rubber-stamped their League Two status, but Chesterfield are all but down as stoppage-time goals from substitute Dayle Grubb and Christian Doidge guided Rovers to a 4-1 victory.
Jack Lester's basement-boys were left to rue a raft of his missed chances and now face a huge fight to stave-off back-to-back relegations.
Rovers took the lead in the 26th minute. Scott Laird arrowed in an angle drive from 25 yards.
Kristian Dennis levelled things up from the penalty spot for Chesterfield in the 36th minute after Reuben Reid clipped Drew Talbot inside the box.
Goalkeeper Brad Collins saved Rovers with outstanding reflexes as he denied Dennis with sharp hands from a searching Jacob Brown cross.
With 15 minutes to go Forest Green boss Mark Cooper introduced Dayle Grubb and his impact was immediate, just two minutes after coming on, he rolled in Doidge who finished with aplomb for his 23rd goal of the season in the 77th minute.
Following the goal, a Chesterfield fan entered the pitch to vent his frustration.
Chesterfield's Jacob Brown struck the post in the 90th minute and as the game entered six-added minutes an impish piece of skill from Grubb made it 3-1 in the 94th minute. A minute later Alex Bray was tripped in the box for Doidge to convert his second and Rovers' fourth.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 21 +15 42
2 Exeter City 21 +6 39
3 Cheltenham Town 20 +16 35
4 Crewe Alexandra 20 +10 35
5 Bradford City 20 +9 35
6 Forest Green Rovers 21 +8 35
7 Northampton Town 21 +9 34
8 Plymouth Argyle 20 +8 32
9 Colchester United 20 +7 31
10 Port Vale 21 -1 29
11 Cambridge United 21 +5 28
12 Newport County 19 +2 28
13 Scunthorpe United 21 +1 25
14 Salford City 21 -7 25
15 Macclesfield Town 20 -3 24
16 Crawley Town 21 -6 23
17 Walsall 21 -11 23
18 Mansfield Town 21 -3 22
19 Leyton Orient 21 -8 22
20 Grimsby Town 19 -5 21
21 Carlisle United 21 -12 21
22 Oldham Athletic 20 -9 20
23 Stevenage 20 -9 16
24 Morecambe 21 -22 15