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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season

Cambridge and Mansfield play out scrappy draw

A scrappy game between Cambridge and Mansfield ended goalless at the Abbey Stadium.
Neither goalkeeper was tested in a first half short of incident, though the home side looked the brighter, with debutant Billy Waters impressing up front.
The Northampton loanee was inches away from connecting with an Adam Phillips free-kick and was involved in the move that led to left-back Jake Carroll firing over when well placed.
Mansfield goalkeeper Conrad Logan made a good save shortly after the restart to foil Uche Ikpeazu from close range with his legs, but it was the Stags who looked the more likely to break the deadlock thereafter.
Danny Rose volleyed over from CJ Hamilton's cross and Alex MacDonald went close with a free-kick that had to be palmed over the crossbar by U's keeper David Forde.
Rose also had the ball in the net after a spell of penalty-box pinball, but his celebrations were cut short by the offside flag.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 34 +23 66
2 Crewe Alexandra 34 +22 64
3 Exeter City 34 +12 63
4 Plymouth Argyle 34 +17 62
5 Cheltenham Town 33 +22 57
6 Colchester United 35 +14 55
7 Northampton Town 34 +13 55
8 Port Vale 35 +6 55
9 Bradford City 35 +5 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 35 +1 46
11 Cambridge United 35 -6 45
12 Crawley Town 35 +1 44
13 Salford City 35 -1 44
14 Walsall 35 -11 44
15 Newport County 32 +1 43
16 Grimsby Town 33 -4 41
17 Scunthorpe United 34 -8 39
18 Leyton Orient 35 -9 39
19 Oldham Athletic 35 -15 38
20 Carlisle United 34 -17 36
21 Mansfield Town 35 -8 35
22 Morecambe 35 -24 31
23 Macclesfield Town 35 -10 30
24 Stevenage 35 -24 22