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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Reuben Reid (61')

Debut goal from Reuben Reid ends Forest Green's losing run

Reuben Reid scored on his Forest Green debut as Mark Cooper's side climbed out of the League Two relegation zone with a 1-0 win against Port Vale.
Reid, who arrived at the League Two strugglers on a two-and-half-year deal from Exeter on Friday, was handed a start and scored what proved to be the winner from the edge of the box in the 61st minute.
Forest Green, who had lost their last five league games, started brightly. Dan Wishart's fizzing effort in the 17th minute forced a good save out of Port Vale's goalkeeper Ryan Boot.
Five minutes later, a well-worked Reece Brown corner saw Christian Doidge launch himself at the back post, but his flying header flashed just wide of the target.
The pressure told after the break and Reid struck just after the hour mark as he combined with strike partner Doidge before firing past Boot from 20 yards.
Vale offered little in response and David Worrall snatched at a chance with 17 minutes to go as the visitors suffered a second successive 1-0 defeat.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 44 +34 85
2 Bury 44 +26 77
3 Mansfield Town 44 +30 76
4 Milton Keynes Dons 44 +23 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 44 +22 73
6 Tranmere Rovers 44 +15 72
7 Exeter City 44 +10 66
8 Colchester United 44 +7 64
9 Carlisle United 44 +3 64
10 Stevenage 44 +1 64
11 Newport County 43 -3 64
12 Oldham Athletic 43 +13 62
13 Crewe Alexandra 44 +2 62
14 Swindon Town 44 +2 61
15 Northampton Town 44 -2 57
16 Cheltenham Town 44 -10 54
17 Grimsby Town 44 -12 53
18 Morecambe 44 -17 50
19 Crawley Town 44 -17 50
20 Port Vale 44 -15 48
21 Cambridge United 44 -25 46
22 Macclesfield Town 44 -27 40
23 Yeovil Town 44 -25 38
24 Notts County 44 -35 38