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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season

Cambridge and Mansfield play out scrappy draw

A scrappy game between Cambridge and Mansfield ended goalless at the Abbey Stadium.
Neither goalkeeper was tested in a first half short of incident, though the home side looked the brighter, with debutant Billy Waters impressing up front.
The Northampton loanee was inches away from connecting with an Adam Phillips free-kick and was involved in the move that led to left-back Jake Carroll firing over when well placed.
Mansfield goalkeeper Conrad Logan made a good save shortly after the restart to foil Uche Ikpeazu from close range with his legs, but it was the Stags who looked the more likely to break the deadlock thereafter.
Danny Rose volleyed over from CJ Hamilton's cross and Alex MacDonald went close with a free-kick that had to be palmed over the crossbar by U's keeper David Forde.
Rose also had the ball in the net after a spell of penalty-box pinball, but his celebrations were cut short by the offside flag.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 33 +26 65
2 Bury 34 +26 63
3 Mansfield Town 34 +23 61
4 Milton Keynes Dons 34 +21 59
5 Colchester United 34 +17 54
6 Forest Green Rovers 34 +17 54
7 Exeter City 33 +12 54
8 Carlisle United 34 +11 53
9 Tranmere Rovers 34 +7 52
10 Stevenage 34 -5 48
11 Grimsby Town 34 -2 47
12 Swindon Town 33 -3 47
13 Oldham Athletic 34 +8 46
14 Crewe Alexandra 34 -4 46
15 Newport County 33 -9 46
16 Northampton Town 34 -3 42
17 Cheltenham Town 34 -10 41
18 Crawley Town 34 -10 39
19 Cambridge United 34 -24 36
20 Morecambe 34 -18 35
21 Yeovil Town 34 -13 33
22 Port Vale 34 -14 33
23 Macclesfield Town 34 -21 30
24 Notts County 34 -32 28