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