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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jayden Stockley (51')
  • Pierce Sweeney (57' PEN)

Jayden Stockley and Pierce Sweeney score in Exeter's win over Forest Green

Jayden Stockley netted his 15th goal of the season as Exeter saw off struggling Forest Green 2-0 at St James Park.
The Grecians' record signing broke the deadlock in the 51st minute, turning in a cross from on-loan West Brom winger Kyle Edwards, whose half-time introduction changed the course of the game.
Pierce Sweeney added a second six minutes later from the penalty spot as fourth-placed Exeter bolstered their Sky Bet League Two automatic-promotion hopes.
Forest Green dominated the first half and had their best chance when Daniel Wishart drilled a shot across the face of goal before Lee Holmes did the same for the Grecians.
Stockley headed wide from a Holmes corner early in the second half before Edwards crossed low for the former Aberdeen striker to open the scoring from six yards.
Forest Green's Haydn Hollis cleared off the line to deny Lloyd James a second Exeter goal and Jake Taylor fired wide as the hosts suddenly came alive after such a lacklustre first half.
The Grecians then went 2-0 up when the superb Edwards was brought down inside the penalty box and Sweeney hammered home the penalty.
Edwards fired high from the edge of the box for Exeter after a brilliant solo run, but the damage had already been done by then as City saw the game out comfortably.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 46 +30 85
2 Bury 46 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 -11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 -11 56
18 Morecambe 46 -16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 -17 53
20 Port Vale 46 -16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 -26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 -26 44
23 Notts County 46 -36 41
24 Yeovil Town 46 -25 40