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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jonathan Forte (60', 86')
  • Jordan Ponticelli (85')

Jonathan Forte at the double as Notts County see off Coventry

Jonathan Forte returned Notts County to winning ways as his double sealed a 2-1 victory over League Two promotion rivals Coventry at Meadow Lane.
Forte, who opened the scoring after an hour, netted an 86th-minute winner after Jordan Ponticelli had equalised for the Sky Blues with five minutes left.
The hosts had not won in their last four games but victory leaves them four points off the automatic promotion spots and five ahead of their opponents, who hold the final play-off place.
Forte broke the deadlock when he glanced in Jorge Grant's corner in the 60th minute.
Grant then volleyed against the foot of a post as the home side looked for a decisive second goal.
Coventry equalised in the 85th minute as substitute Ponticelli produced an outrageous flick to deceive goalkeeper Adam Collin.
But the hosts responded immediately when Forte got a touch on Shola Ameobi's low cross to send Meadow Lane into a frenzy.
Coventry piled on the pressure in the final stages, but they could not find a way through a Notts defence that was marshalled superbly by Richard Duffy.
Kevin Nolan's side then comfortably saw out five minutes of stoppage time.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 44 +34 85
2 Bury 44 +26 77
3 Mansfield Town 44 +30 76
4 Milton Keynes Dons 44 +23 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 44 +22 73
6 Tranmere Rovers 44 +15 72
7 Exeter City 44 +10 66
8 Colchester United 44 +7 64
9 Carlisle United 44 +3 64
10 Stevenage 44 +1 64
11 Newport County 43 -3 64
12 Oldham Athletic 43 +13 62
13 Crewe Alexandra 44 +2 62
14 Swindon Town 44 +2 61
15 Northampton Town 44 -2 57
16 Cheltenham Town 44 -10 54
17 Grimsby Town 44 -12 53
18 Morecambe 44 -17 50
19 Crawley Town 44 -17 50
20 Port Vale 44 -15 48
21 Cambridge United 44 -25 46
22 Macclesfield Town 44 -27 40
23 Yeovil Town 44 -25 38
24 Notts County 44 -35 38