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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Brian Graham (79')
  • Kristian Dennis (74')

Chesterfield move off the foot of the table after Cheltenham stalemate

Chesterfield moved off the bottom of the League Two table with a battling point at Cheltenham.
Jack Lester's side led for five second-half minutes after Kristian Dennis' 17th goal of the campaign but Robins substitute Brian Graham levelled with his first touch after 79 minutes to earn a 1-1 draw.
Chesterfield's first chance came after 32 minutes when a poor headed clearance from centre-half Jamie Grimes looped straight into the air and fell to Dennis. The striker only had Flinders to beat, but he miskicked his effort from inside the penalty area.
Aaron Ramsdale made an excellent save to keep out Mohamed Eisa in the 36th minute, with Jake Andrews' follow-up effort from close range going just wide.
Andy Kellett saw a low shot roll past the far post just before half-time before Dennis capitalised on hesitation in Cheltenham's defence from a Kellett cross for the striker to tap in and make the breakthrough.
However, Graham netted 11 minutes from time with a close-range effort following a cross from Joe Morrell.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 26 +21 52
2 Bury 28 +21 49
3 Mansfield Town 27 +18 48
4 Milton Keynes Dons 26 +21 47
5 Colchester United 28 +12 46
6 Carlisle United 28 +10 45
7 Forest Green Rovers 26 +14 44
8 Exeter City 27 +10 44
9 Tranmere Rovers 27 +8 42
10 Stevenage 28 -2 41
11 Oldham Athletic 27 +7 39
12 Swindon Town 28 -6 37
13 Newport County 26 -8 36
14 Crewe Alexandra 28 -6 35
15 Grimsby Town 27 -5 34
16 Northampton Town 27 0 33
17 Crawley Town 28 -7 33
18 Cheltenham Town 27 -9 29
19 Port Vale 27 -10 29
20 Cambridge United 28 -22 29
21 Morecambe 28 -16 28
22 Yeovil Town 26 -4 27
23 Macclesfield Town 28 -19 24
24 Notts County 28 -28 21