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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mickey Demetriou (81')
  • Harry McKirdy (26')
  • Jordan Bowery (60')

Crewe move further clear of relegation zone with win at Newport

Crewe moved 12 points clear of the League Two relegation zone after battling to a 2-1 win at Newport.
A solo strike from Harry McKirdy and Jordan Bowery's goal with half an hour remaining ensured three vital points for the Railwaymen.
Mickey Demetriou made the visitors sweat with a late header, but it was not enough to keep Newport's fading play-off dreams alive.
McKirdy ruined Newport's positive start after 26 minutes as the on-loan Aston Villa striker lifted the ball over County defender Demetriou before he calmly placed the ball into the bottom corner.
Newport were denied a penalty eight minutes after the restart after Harry Pickering took down Robbie Willmott, and they were made to pay.
Charlie Kirk went clear through on goal and struck the post, but Bowery followed up to score his ninth goal of the season on the hour mark.
Demetriou sparked a late fightback when he headed in Willmott's corner after 80 minutes, but it was not enough to stop Crewe from making it back-to-back league victories.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 32 +24 62
2 Bury 33 +24 60
3 Mansfield Town 33 +22 58
4 Milton Keynes Dons 33 +19 56
5 Forest Green Rovers 33 +18 54
6 Colchester United 33 +17 53
7 Carlisle United 33 +11 52
8 Exeter City 32 +11 51
9 Stevenage 33 -4 48
10 Oldham Athletic 32 +11 46
11 Tranmere Rovers 32 +5 46
12 Grimsby Town 33 -2 46
13 Crewe Alexandra 33 -3 46
14 Swindon Town 32 -3 46
15 Newport County 31 -10 43
16 Northampton Town 33 -4 39
17 Crawley Town 33 -10 38
18 Cambridge United 32 -21 36
19 Cheltenham Town 32 -13 35
20 Port Vale 32 -12 33
21 Morecambe 32 -17 32
22 Yeovil Town 33 -14 30
23 Macclesfield Town 33 -21 29
24 Notts County 32 -28 28