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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Ben Kennedy (48')

Ben Kennedy on target as Stevenage beat Chesterfield

Chesterfield's hopes of three wins in a a row for the first time since 2015 were ended by a goalkeeping blunder which gifted Stevenage a 1-0 victory at the Proact Stadium.
Aaron Ramsdale's attempted clearance hit Ben Kennedy and bounced in to settle a poor game.
Stevenage had the only chance of a first half devoid of quality in the 22nd minute when a Mark McKee free-kick was headed against a post by Danny Newton.
When the opening goal came in the 48th minute, it was through a dreadful mistake by Ramsdale who hesitated over his clearance which bounced into the net off Kennedy.
Chesterfield had their first effort on target in the 55th minute when a 25-yard free-kick from Louis Reed was turned over by Tom King and Joe Rowley had a shot deflected behind in the 63rd minute.
King was beaten in the 76th minute when Chris O'Grady glanced a header narrowly wide but Tom Pett was close to a second for Stevenage with a shot that rolled just wide in the 87th minute.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 43 +34 84
2 Mansfield Town 43 +31 76
3 Milton Keynes Dons 43 +23 75
4 Bury 43 +24 74
5 Tranmere Rovers 43 +15 71
6 Forest Green Rovers 43 +21 70
7 Exeter City 43 +10 65
8 Carlisle United 43 +4 64
9 Colchester United 43 +7 63
10 Stevenage 43 +1 63
11 Newport County 42 -3 63
12 Swindon Town 43 +3 61
13 Oldham Athletic 42 +12 59
14 Crewe Alexandra 43 +1 59
15 Northampton Town 43 0 57
16 Cheltenham Town 43 -6 54
17 Grimsby Town 43 -13 50
18 Crawley Town 43 -17 49
19 Port Vale 43 -15 47
20 Morecambe 43 -21 47
21 Cambridge United 43 -24 46
22 Macclesfield Town 43 -27 39
23 Yeovil Town 43 -25 37
24 Notts County 43 -35 37