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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Reuben Reid (10')
  • Christian Doidge (24')

Forest Green's fine home form continues with victory over Crawley

Forest Green made it five-straight home wins as they shocked League Two form horses Crawley Town.
Mark Cooper's improving side caught Crawley cold with two goals in the opening 24 minutes.
Reuben Reid toe-nailed in Rovers' first on 10 minutes from a Dale Bennett cross.
Top scorer Christian Doidge made it 2-0 in the 24th minute, touching home a Dayle Grubb cross for his 21st goal of the season.
Crawley, who had previously won eight out of their last 10 matches, offered little, but Jimmy Smith should have pulled them back into the game with just Brad Collins to beat.
And the anticipated second-half response from Harry Kewell's side failed to materialise.
Rovers should have added to their two-goal cushion. Grubb hit the bar from the edge of the box on 55 minutes and five minutes later Reid thumped a header onto the post from a Haydn Hollis cross and as he prepared to roll the free ball home, Crawley's Josh Yorwerth blocked on the line.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 42 +35 84
2 Bury 42 +26 74
3 Mansfield Town 42 +27 73
4 Milton Keynes Dons 42 +22 72
5 Tranmere Rovers 42 +16 71
6 Forest Green Rovers 42 +20 67
7 Exeter City 42 +12 65
8 Carlisle United 42 +3 61
9 Colchester United 42 +6 60
10 Swindon Town 42 +3 60
11 Stevenage 42 -2 60
12 Newport County 41 -5 60
13 Oldham Athletic 41 +12 58
14 Crewe Alexandra 42 -1 56
15 Northampton Town 42 -2 54
16 Cheltenham Town 42 -6 53
17 Grimsby Town 42 -12 50
18 Port Vale 42 -12 47
19 Morecambe 42 -17 47
20 Crawley Town 42 -19 46
21 Cambridge United 42 -24 45
22 Macclesfield Town 42 -25 39
23 Yeovil Town 42 -23 37
24 Notts County 42 -34 37