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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season

Struggling Grimsby's winless run continues

Grimsby were unable to end their winless run in Sky Bet League Two as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Stevenage.
Gary McSheffrey went closest for the hosts as he had an effort cleared off the line, while Chris Whelpdale saw a header come back off the post for the visitors.
Mallik Wilks spurned a glorious opportunity to give Grimsby the lead when he received the ball from JJ Hooper in the box, with Jack King doing just enough to put the on-loan Leeds forward off.
Siriki Dembele then forced Tom King into a good save as he unleashed a powerful drive from the edge of the penalty area.
McSheffrey went closest for the hosts just before the break as he saw his goal-bound effort cleared off the line after a great run from full-back Andrew Fox.
Twenty minutes before the final whistle, Whelpdale almost put Stevenage ahead when his header came back off the post, but no-one was able to convert on the rebound as the sides settled for a point each.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 21 +20 44
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 +19 43
3 Colchester United 22 +11 38
4 Bury 22 +17 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Exeter City 22 +7 34
8 Tranmere Rovers 22 +5 34
9 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
10 Oldham Athletic 22 +9 32
11 Stevenage 22 0 32
12 Carlisle United 22 +2 30
13 Swindon Town 22 -5 30
14 Northampton Town 22 -2 27
15 Port Vale 22 -3 27
16 Crawley Town 21 -6 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 22 -6 25
18 Grimsby Town 22 -8 25
19 Yeovil Town 20 0 22
20 Morecambe 22 -15 22
21 Cheltenham Town 21 -11 21
22 Cambridge United 22 -16 20
23 Notts County 22 -20 19
24 Macclesfield Town 22 -20 16