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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 46 +30 85
2 Bury 46 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 -11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 -11 56
18 Morecambe 46 -16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 -17 53
20 Port Vale 46 -16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 -26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 -26 44
23 Notts County 46 -36 41
24 Yeovil Town 46 -25 40