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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season

Draw helps Morecambe move five points clear of relegation

Morecambe moved five points clear of the bottom two with a 0-0 draw against Cambridge at the Globe Arena.
It was Morecambe's 18th draw of the season but it may have been a vital point in their hopes of securing their Football League status.
In a game of few chances, Cambridge almost snatched the three points at the death when a header from Morecambe defender Steven Old was cleared off his own line by Alex Kenyon.
Jake Carroll also had a great chance after a late, flowing move that ended with a shot that flew over the bar and Harrison Dunk found the side netting as the U's ended the game on top.
Before then Morecambe had the best chance when veteran Kevin Ellison diverted an Aaron McGowan cross wide from close range when he looked certain to score.
Morecambe started the brighter and Callum Lang was played through on goal by Adam Campbell in the opening stages but saw his right-foot shot well saved by Dimitar Mitov low to his right hand side.
Lang looked the Shrimps' biggest threat throughout the half and fired an effort over from a tight angle before Cambridge came into the game.
George Maris produced their best moment with a 20-yard shot that forced a save form Barry Roche.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 28 +18 53
2 Exeter City 27 +11 53
3 Crewe Alexandra 26 +16 47
4 Plymouth Argyle 26 +16 47
5 Bradford City 27 +11 45
6 Northampton Town 27 +10 45
7 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 44
8 Colchester United 27 +13 44
9 Forest Green Rovers 28 +8 44
10 Port Vale 28 +2 41
11 Newport County 25 +3 36
12 Walsall 28 -9 36
13 Salford City 28 -4 35
14 Scunthorpe United 28 -3 32
15 Crawley Town 28 -3 32
16 Cambridge United 28 -7 31
17 Grimsby Town 26 -5 30
18 Oldham Athletic 28 -15 29
19 Mansfield Town 28 -8 27
20 Leyton Orient 27 -11 27
21 Carlisle United 27 -20 26
22 Macclesfield Town 26 -4 24
23 Stevenage 28 -12 22
24 Morecambe 28 -26 22