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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Joe Morrell (66')
  • Terry Hawkridge (42')

Joe Morrell earns Cheltenham a point against high-flying Magpies

Joe Morrell's second-half strike earned Cheltenham a point after a 1-1 draw against promotion-chasing Notts County.
Terry Hawridge was set up by Jon Stead for the opening goal of the night in the 42nd minute as Kevin Nolan's side led 1-0 at the break.
They also had strong claims for a penalty waved away by referee Graham Horwood in the 17th minute.
A weak header back towards his own goal from Taylor Moore allowed Stead to race through with only Scott Flinders to beat and he appeared to be brought down, but nothing was given.
County were close to making it 2-0 in the 54th minute when Shola Ameobi crossed to Jorge Grant, whose close-range effort was saved by Flinders.
Ameobi volleyed into the side netting at the far post with an hour gone.
Adam Collin blocked a low drive from Carl Winchester as Cheltenham pushed for an equaliser.
It arrived in the 67th minute when Morrell's low shot from 25 yards deflected off a defender and beat the despairing dive of Collin.
Brian Graham was denied by Collin and Mo Eisa was close to winning it for Cheltenham with a free-kick in the 85th minute.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 38 +30 76
2 Bury 37 +30 70
3 Mansfield Town 38 +24 66
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 +22 66
5 Tranmere Rovers 37 +12 61
6 Forest Green Rovers 38 +16 58
7 Exeter City 37 +13 58
8 Colchester United 38 +11 57
9 Carlisle United 38 +8 57
10 Stevenage 38 -4 53
11 Northampton Town 38 +1 52
12 Newport County 37 -10 52
13 Swindon Town 37 -3 51
14 Crewe Alexandra 38 -2 50
15 Oldham Athletic 37 +6 48
16 Grimsby Town 38 -8 48
17 Cheltenham Town 38 -10 45
18 Crawley Town 38 -15 43
19 Morecambe 38 -14 42
20 Port Vale 38 -10 41
21 Cambridge United 37 -22 41
22 Yeovil Town 38 -18 36
23 Macclesfield Town 37 -24 33
24 Notts County 38 -33 33