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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Matthew Godden (43')
  • Reece Brown (61')
  • Christian Doidge (73')

Forest Green make it back-to-back away wins with Stevenage success

Forest Green came from behind to gain a second away win of the week as they claimed a 2-1 victory at Stevenage.
Second-half goals from Reece Brown and Christian Doidge earned Rovers three points after Matt Godden's third goal in two games had put Stevenage ahead.
Keanu Marsh-Brown tested goalkeeper Joe Fryer from 30 yards early on, but Boro were controlling proceedings and Jonathan Smith should have put them ahead in the 19th minute against his former club but he headed Tom Pett's corner wide.
It had been a frustrating half for the hosts, but two minutes before the break Godden beat the offside trap and ran onto Terence Vancooten's long ball to score.
Stevenage maintained control after the interval, with a Danny Newton effort cleared off the line.
However, Rovers hauled themselves level in the 61st minute as Brown equalised from a 20-yard free-kick.
They grabbed a winner 12 minutes later when a Marsh-Brown cross from the right found Doidge at the back post and he headed home to seal the victory.
Godden almost equalised in stoppage time but his shot was well saved by Bradley Collins.

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