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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Danny Hylton (20')
  • Oliver Lee (86')
  • Pelly Ruddock (89')
  • Christian Doidge (53')

Luton seal second spot with late win over Forest Green

Late goals from Olly Lee and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu ensured Luton finished second in League Two with a 3-1 win against Forest Green.
The hosts went close early on as Mpanzu sent an effort wide, while visiting keeper Cameron Belford made superb saves from Dan Potts and Danny Hylton.
The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes, though, James Collins seeing his shot saved by Belford, only for Hylton to score his 50th goal for the club.
Belford then denied Hylton once more, parrying Elliot Lee's 20-yarder too.
He was at it again soon after, stopping Hylton once more with a fine reflex save, before James Shea kept out Scott Laird's attempt.
After the break, Rovers levelled when leading scorer Christian Doidge was given too much time in the area to rifle home on 53 minutes.
Reuben Reid was inches away from making it 2-1 with an angled drive, while Reece Brown's effort was saved by Shea.
With five minutes to go, though, Olly Lee swept in Harry Cornick's cross, with Mpanzu adding the late gloss in injury time.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7