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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 Milton Keynes Dons 21 +19 43
2 Lincoln City 20 +18 41
3 Colchester United 21 +15 38
4 Bury 21 +19 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Tranmere Rovers 21 +6 34
8 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
9 Exeter City 21 +6 31
10 Stevenage 21 0 31
11 Swindon Town 21 -4 30
12 Oldham Athletic 21 +7 29
13 Carlisle United 21 -2 27
14 Northampton Town 21 -2 26
15 Port Vale 21 -3 26
16 Crawley Town 20 -4 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 21 -5 25
18 Grimsby Town 21 -9 22
19 Morecambe 21 -13 22
20 Yeovil Town 19 0 21
21 Cheltenham Town 20 -11 20
22 Cambridge United 21 -16 19
23 Notts County 21 -21 16
24 Macclesfield Town 21 -22 13