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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • JJ Hooper (7')
  • Sam Jones (89' PEN)
  • Kyel Reid (5', 59')

Substitute Jones rescues Grimsby with late penalty

Sam Jones came off the bench to net from the penalty spot and earn Grimsby a 2-2 draw with Colchester.
Kyel Reid had twice put the visitors in front at Blundell Park, with JJ Hooper levelling the first time before Jones converted in the 89th minute.
It was Grimsby's first draw of the season, and United's first point on the road this term.
Colchester stunned Town inside five minutes as Reid set his sights from the edge of the box and beat James McKeown through a sea of bodies.
Town provided an instant response when Hooper latched on to a long ball from his skipper Nathan Clarke and smashed past Sam Walker.
Chances were few and far between as the minutes ticked by, but Reid doubled his tally for the night just before the hour.
Jones was then summoned from the bench, and the former Leeds trainee made his mark with a late penalty after Ryan Inniss fouled Jamille Matt.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7