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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mohamed Eisa (13', 44', 79')
  • Elijah Adebayo (66')
  • William Boyle (86')
  • Tom Pope (35' PEN)

Mohamed Eisa's treble downs Port Vale

A hat-trick from top-scorer Mohamed Eisa helped Cheltenham secure an emphatic 5-1 home win over Port Vale.
Eisa took his goal tally for the season to 17 while Elijah Adebayo and Will Boyle were also on the scoresheet against a Vale side who had equalised in the first half through Tom Pope's penalty.
Eisa opened the scoring in the 13th minute after a pass from Sanmi Odelusi.
Pope levelled in the 35th minute from 12 yards after Harry Pell tripped Luke Hannant in the box.
But Eisa restored Cheltenham's lead a minute before half-time after goalkeeper Rob Lainton advanced to challenge Odelusi, but failed to collect the ball, leaving the striker with a tap-in.
Cheltenham extended their advantage in the 66th minute when Fulham youngster Adebayo, who had just come on as a substitute, scored the second goal of his loan spell at Whaddon Road.
Eisa had a chance for a hat-trick in the 74th minute, but Lainton claimed well at his feet as he raced through one-on-one.
But he completed his treble in the 79th minute and Boyle rounded off the scoring with a header at the far post from Kevin Dawson's corner in the 86th minute.
Scott Flinders saved well from Pope's free-kick and Jake Andrews cleared off the line from the striker in stoppage time.

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