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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season

Struggling Grimsby's winless run continues

Grimsby were unable to end their winless run in Sky Bet League Two as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Stevenage.
Gary McSheffrey went closest for the hosts as he had an effort cleared off the line, while Chris Whelpdale saw a header come back off the post for the visitors.
Mallik Wilks spurned a glorious opportunity to give Grimsby the lead when he received the ball from JJ Hooper in the box, with Jack King doing just enough to put the on-loan Leeds forward off.
Siriki Dembele then forced Tom King into a good save as he unleashed a powerful drive from the edge of the penalty area.
McSheffrey went closest for the hosts just before the break as he saw his goal-bound effort cleared off the line after a great run from full-back Andrew Fox.
Twenty minutes before the final whistle, Whelpdale almost put Stevenage ahead when his header came back off the post, but no-one was able to convert on the rebound as the sides settled for a point each.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 16 +10 31
2 Bradford City 16 +9 30
3 Swindon Town 17 +8 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 16 +8 30
5 Exeter City 17 +3 29
6 Cheltenham Town 15 +13 28
7 Newport County 16 +4 27
8 Colchester United 17 +6 26
9 Northampton Town 17 +4 25
10 Port Vale 17 0 25
11 Salford City 17 -4 24
12 Cambridge United 17 +5 23
13 Plymouth Argyle 16 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 17 +1 20
15 Macclesfield Town 16 -3 20
16 Leyton Orient 17 -4 20
17 Crawley Town 17 -5 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Carlisle United 17 -11 18
20 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
21 Scunthorpe United 17 -4 15
22 Walsall 17 -13 15
23 Stevenage 17 -9 13
24 Morecambe 17 -14 13