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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mohamed Eisa (13', 44', 79')
  • Elijah Adebayo (66')
  • William Boyle (86')
  • Tom Pope (35' PEN)

Mohamed Eisa's treble downs Port Vale

A hat-trick from top-scorer Mohamed Eisa helped Cheltenham secure an emphatic 5-1 home win over Port Vale.
Eisa took his goal tally for the season to 17 while Elijah Adebayo and Will Boyle were also on the scoresheet against a Vale side who had equalised in the first half through Tom Pope's penalty.
Eisa opened the scoring in the 13th minute after a pass from Sanmi Odelusi.
Pope levelled in the 35th minute from 12 yards after Harry Pell tripped Luke Hannant in the box.
But Eisa restored Cheltenham's lead a minute before half-time after goalkeeper Rob Lainton advanced to challenge Odelusi, but failed to collect the ball, leaving the striker with a tap-in.
Cheltenham extended their advantage in the 66th minute when Fulham youngster Adebayo, who had just come on as a substitute, scored the second goal of his loan spell at Whaddon Road.
Eisa had a chance for a hat-trick in the 74th minute, but Lainton claimed well at his feet as he raced through one-on-one.
But he completed his treble in the 79th minute and Boyle rounded off the scoring with a header at the far post from Kevin Dawson's corner in the 86th minute.
Scott Flinders saved well from Pope's free-kick and Jake Andrews cleared off the line from the striker in 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