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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Brian Graham (79')
  • Kristian Dennis (74')

Chesterfield move off the foot of the table after Cheltenham stalemate

Chesterfield moved off the bottom of the League Two table with a battling point at Cheltenham.
Jack Lester's side led for five second-half minutes after Kristian Dennis' 17th goal of the campaign but Robins substitute Brian Graham levelled with his first touch after 79 minutes to earn a 1-1 draw.
Chesterfield's first chance came after 32 minutes when a poor headed clearance from centre-half Jamie Grimes looped straight into the air and fell to Dennis. The striker only had Flinders to beat, but he miskicked his effort from inside the penalty area.
Aaron Ramsdale made an excellent save to keep out Mohamed Eisa in the 36th minute, with Jake Andrews' follow-up effort from close range going just wide.
Andy Kellett saw a low shot roll past the far post just before half-time before Dennis capitalised on hesitation in Cheltenham's defence from a Kellett cross for the striker to tap in and make the breakthrough.
However, Graham netted 11 minutes from time with a close-range effort following a cross from Joe Morrell.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Crewe Alexandra 13 +7 26
2 Exeter City 13 +7 26
3 Bradford City 13 +7 24
4 Forest Green Rovers 13 +7 24
5 Newport County 12 +6 23
6 Cheltenham Town 12 +10 22
7 Swindon Town 13 +4 21
8 Colchester United 13 +4 19
9 Crawley Town 13 +1 19
10 Grimsby Town 13 +4 18
11 Plymouth Argyle 13 +2 17
12 Macclesfield Town 13 0 17
13 Port Vale 13 -2 17
14 Salford City 13 -4 17
15 Mansfield Town 13 +2 16
16 Cambridge United 13 +2 16
17 Leyton Orient 13 -3 16
18 Northampton Town 13 -2 15
19 Walsall 13 -8 15
20 Carlisle United 13 -8 14
21 Oldham Athletic 13 -9 11
22 Scunthorpe United 13 -5 10
23 Stevenage 13 -9 8
24 Morecambe 13 -13 7