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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Matthew Godden (23')
  • Tom Pett (35', 88')
  • Danny Newton (69')
  • Mohamed Eisa (2')

Tom Pett nets brace as Stevenage see off Cheltenham

Tom Pett struck twice as Stevenage claimed just their second win in 12 league games with a thumping 4-1 victory over Cheltenham.
After a poor end to last year that saw them plummet down the League Two table, this was the ideal start to 2018 for the Boro, who came back emphatically after falling behind very early in the piece.
Cheltenham led inside 90 seconds when Brian Graham found Mohamed Eisa in space and the Robins' top scorer was allowed to wander towards the area before scoring at the near post.
But Stevenage equalised halfway through the first half as Scott Flinders kept out Ronnie Henry's deflected cross, only for Matt Godden to turn in the rebound.
The Boro then went ahead when Pett beat a hesitant Flinders to a loose ball before rolling into an empty net via the inside of the post.
The hosts had a two-goal cushion when Danny Newton slotted home after not being closed down and Pett added his second of the afternoon with two minutes left.

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