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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season

Morecambe survive after battling draw at Coventry

Morecambe secured their Football League status on goal difference after a battling 0-0 draw at Coventry City.
The Shrimps had goalkeeper Barry Roche to thank for a number of superb stops after Barnet piled the pressure on with victory over Chesterfield.
The draw also helped Coventry City set up a play-off date with Notts County.
The Sky Blues started brightest with Roche tipping away Michael Doyle's powerful long-range effort after six minutes.
Chris Stokes shot over before Jonson Clarke-Harris headed wide on 23 minutes as the Sky Blues stepped it up.
Roche produced a superb instinctive save to keep out Clarke-Harris after 39 minutes as Morecambe continued to hang on.
Kevin Ellison missed a great chance to give the visitors the lead when Lee Burge got the better of him in a one-on-one seven minutes after half-time.
Roche got down well to save from Tom Bayliss in the 74th minute in a half of fewer chances.
Clarke-Harris headed over from Liam Kelly's cross three minutes later, before Morecambe held on in a tense finish.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Newport County 14 +10 30
2 Cheltenham Town 15 +11 29
3 Exeter City 15 +12 27
4 Forest Green Rovers 15 +6 26
5 Carlisle United 15 +5 26
6 Cambridge United 14 +15 25
7 Leyton Orient 15 +7 24
8 Tranmere Rovers 15 +3 24
9 Salford City 14 +9 22
10 Bolton Wanderers 15 -1 22
11 Morecambe 15 -7 22
12 Colchester United 14 0 21
13 Crawley Town 15 +1 19
14 Port Vale 15 0 19
15 Harrogate Town 15 -2 19
16 Walsall 15 -3 18
17 Oldham Athletic 15 -7 17
18 Grimsby Town 13 -10 15
19 Mansfield Town 15 -5 14
20 Scunthorpe United 13 -8 14
21 Barrow 15 -3 13
22 Bradford City 14 -5 13
23 Stevenage 15 -5 12
24 Southend United 14 -23 5