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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jordan Clarke (35')

Accrington crowned champions after beating Lincoln

Stanley sealed the League Two title with a 1-0 win over play-off contenders Lincoln in front of the biggest crowd ever at the Wham Stadium of 4753.
Jordan Clark scrambled home the winner in the 35th minute - his ninth goal of the campaign - as Stanley maintained their six-point gap over second placed Luton with one game left.
The Reds even missed a penalty with the usually reliable Billy Kee who, with 26 goals is the League Two's top scorer, seeing his spot kick saved.
It was a lively game despite limited goalmouth action in the opening half an hour.
The Reds then enjoyed a spell of pressure and they made one count with a Sean McConville cross being scrambled home by Clark for the opener.
Stanley should have made it two when they were awarded a penalty on 45 minutes. Seamus Conneely was fouled in the area by Michael Bostwick but Allsop dived the right way to deny Kee.
Lincoln came out fighting in the second half but Stanley always looked a threat, Kayden Jackson forcing another fine save out of Allsop.
A Luke Waterfall diving header was wide for the Imps, Matt Green saw a goalbound effort deflected over while Clark cleared a ball off the line as Lincoln couldn't find the equaliser.
Stanley haven't yet been beaten at the Wham Stadium in 2018 in 12 games with 11 wins in that tally.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +16 37
2 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
3 Newport County 18 -2 32
4 Colchester United 18 +13 31
5 Mansfield Town 18 +13 31
6 Exeter City 18 +9 30
7 Tranmere Rovers 18 +8 30
8 Bury 18 +14 29
9 Stevenage 18 +1 28
10 Forest Green Rovers 18 +8 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +1 26
12 Oldham Athletic 18 +5 24
13 Crawley Town 18 -6 23
14 Northampton Town 18 -1 22
15 Crewe Alexandra 18 -2 22
16 Port Vale 18 -5 22
17 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
18 Swindon Town 18 -7 21
19 Morecambe 18 -11 20
20 Grimsby Town 18 -11 18
21 Cambridge United 18 -13 18
22 Cheltenham Town 17 -10 14
23 Notts County 18 -19 14
24 Macclesfield Town 18 -23 7