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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jayden Stockley (37' PEN)
  • Kane Wilson (81')

Jayden Stockley's penalty keeps Exeter's promotion push on track

Exeter maintained their League Two promotion push with a 1-0 victory over lowly hosts Grimsby Town.
It was a tale of two penalties as the first-half drew to a close at Blundell Park, before the Grecians were later reduced to ten-men when Kane Wilson picked up two yellow cards.
Jayden Stockley made no mistake for Exeter in the 37th minute - but 90 seconds later, JJ Hooper sent his spot-kick wide at the other end.
Hooper struck over when well positioned earlier on, while full debutant Harry Clifton was also stopped in his tracks on the line.
Upon the restart, the advancing Troy Brown headed inches wide of James McKeown's right-hand post.
A long-range attempt from Hooper, shortly before he was replaced, was as close as Grimsby came in the second-half.
Mitch Rose and Clifton also missed the target with almost identical drives, while loanee Jamille Matt entered the fray and forced Christy Pym into his first save.
But the referee soon called time as Grimsby's winless run was extended to 14 matches.

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