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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Danny Hylton (20')
  • Oliver Lee (86')
  • Pelly Ruddock (89')
  • Christian Doidge (53')

Luton seal second spot with late win over Forest Green

Late goals from Olly Lee and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu ensured Luton finished second in League Two with a 3-1 win against Forest Green.
The hosts went close early on as Mpanzu sent an effort wide, while visiting keeper Cameron Belford made superb saves from Dan Potts and Danny Hylton.
The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes, though, James Collins seeing his shot saved by Belford, only for Hylton to score his 50th goal for the club.
Belford then denied Hylton once more, parrying Elliot Lee's 20-yarder too.
He was at it again soon after, stopping Hylton once more with a fine reflex save, before James Shea kept out Scott Laird's attempt.
After the break, Rovers levelled when leading scorer Christian Doidge was given too much time in the area to rifle home on 53 minutes.
Reuben Reid was inches away from making it 2-1 with an angled drive, while Reece Brown's effort was saved by Shea.
With five minutes to go, though, Olly Lee swept in Harry Cornick's cross, with Mpanzu adding the late gloss in injury time.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 18 +9 33
2 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 31
3 Bradford City 16 +9 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 17 +5 30
5 Exeter City 18 +3 30
6 Cheltenham Town 16 +13 29
7 Northampton Town 18 +7 28
8 Port Vale 18 +1 28
9 Newport County 16 +4 27
10 Colchester United 17 +6 26
11 Plymouth Argyle 17 +5 26
12 Salford City 18 -5 24
13 Cambridge United 18 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 18 +1 21
15 Macclesfield Town 17 -3 21
16 Crawley Town 18 -5 21
17 Leyton Orient 18 -6 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Scunthorpe United 18 -2 18
20 Carlisle United 18 -12 18
21 Walsall 18 -12 18
22 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
23 Morecambe 18 -14 14
24 Stevenage 17 -9 13