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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 Lincoln City 26 +21 52
2 Bury 28 +21 49
3 Mansfield Town 27 +18 48
4 Milton Keynes Dons 26 +21 47
5 Colchester United 28 +12 46
6 Carlisle United 28 +10 45
7 Forest Green Rovers 26 +14 44
8 Exeter City 27 +10 44
9 Tranmere Rovers 27 +8 42
10 Stevenage 28 -2 41
11 Oldham Athletic 27 +7 39
12 Swindon Town 28 -6 37
13 Newport County 26 -8 36
14 Crewe Alexandra 28 -6 35
15 Grimsby Town 27 -5 34
16 Northampton Town 27 0 33
17 Crawley Town 28 -7 33
18 Cheltenham Town 27 -9 29
19 Port Vale 27 -10 29
20 Cambridge United 28 -22 29
21 Morecambe 28 -16 28
22 Yeovil Town 26 -4 27
23 Macclesfield Town 28 -19 24
24 Notts County 28 -28 21