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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Peter Vincenti (38')
  • Marc McNulty (55', 76', 87')

McNulty hat-trick powers Coventry to comfortable win

A Marc McNulty hat-trick helped Coventry boost their play-off hopes with a comfortable 4-0 win over Grimsby.
Peter Vincenti gave the Sky Blues a 1-0 half-time lead before McNulty's treble wrapped it up.
The Mariners, now winless in 17 games, were left counting their bad fortune after twice having shots cleared off the line.
McNulty fired wide twice inside the first 10 minutes, before Grimsby's Zak Mills had a header cleared off the line by Jack Grimmer on 33 minutes.
City took charge when Vincenti headed home Jordan Shipley's free-kick on 38 minutes.
They doubled their lead when a surging run by Jonson Clarke-Harris allowed him to tee up McNulty for an easy tap-in on 56 minutes.
Rod McDonald headed Scott Vernon's effort off the line on 71 minutes to halt any potential comeback.
McNulty got his second on 76 minutes when he prodded home a loose ball after Dominic Hyam's header had been saved.
And he completed his hat-trick in style with three minutes to go when he rifled home a half-volley into the top corner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Cheltenham Town 46 +22 82
2 Cambridge United 46 +24 80
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 +9 79
4 Morecambe 46 +11 78
5 Newport County 46 +15 73
6 Forest Green Rovers 46 +8 73
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 +5 73
8 Salford City 46 +20 71
9 Exeter City 46 +21 70
10 Carlisle United 46 +9 66
11 Leyton Orient 46 -2 61
12 Crawley Town 46 -6 61
13 Port Vale 46 0 60
14 Stevenage 46 0 60
15 Bradford City 46 -5 59
16 Mansfield Town 46 +2 58
17 Harrogate Town 46 -9 57
18 Oldham Athletic 46 -9 54
19 Walsall 46 -8 53
20 Colchester United 46 -17 51
21 Barrow 46 -6 50
22 Scunthorpe United 46 -23 48
23 Southend United 46 -29 45
24 Grimsby Town 46 -32 43