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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jonathan Forte (60', 86')
  • Jordan Ponticelli (85')

Jonathan Forte at the double as Notts County see off Coventry

Jonathan Forte returned Notts County to winning ways as his double sealed a 2-1 victory over League Two promotion rivals Coventry at Meadow Lane.
Forte, who opened the scoring after an hour, netted an 86th-minute winner after Jordan Ponticelli had equalised for the Sky Blues with five minutes left.
The hosts had not won in their last four games but victory leaves them four points off the automatic promotion spots and five ahead of their opponents, who hold the final play-off place.
Forte broke the deadlock when he glanced in Jorge Grant's corner in the 60th minute.
Grant then volleyed against the foot of a post as the home side looked for a decisive second goal.
Coventry equalised in the 85th minute as substitute Ponticelli produced an outrageous flick to deceive goalkeeper Adam Collin.
But the hosts responded immediately when Forte got a touch on Shola Ameobi's low cross to send Meadow Lane into a frenzy.
Coventry piled on the pressure in the final stages, but they could not find a way through a Notts defence that was marshalled superbly by Richard Duffy.
Kevin Nolan's side then comfortably saw out five minutes of stoppage 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