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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 26 +21 52
2 Bury 28 +21 49
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 +21 47
4 Colchester United 28 +12 46
5 Mansfield Town 26 +17 45
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 27 -6 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