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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jayden Stockley (37' PEN)
  • Kane Wilson (81')

Jayden Stockley's penalty keeps Exeter's promotion push on track

Exeter maintained their League Two promotion push with a 1-0 victory over lowly hosts Grimsby Town.
It was a tale of two penalties as the first-half drew to a close at Blundell Park, before the Grecians were later reduced to ten-men when Kane Wilson picked up two yellow cards.
Jayden Stockley made no mistake for Exeter in the 37th minute - but 90 seconds later, JJ Hooper sent his spot-kick wide at the other end.
Hooper struck over when well positioned earlier on, while full debutant Harry Clifton was also stopped in his tracks on the line.
Upon the restart, the advancing Troy Brown headed inches wide of James McKeown's right-hand post.
A long-range attempt from Hooper, shortly before he was replaced, was as close as Grimsby came in the second-half.
Mitch Rose and Clifton also missed the target with almost identical drives, while loanee Jamille Matt entered the fray and forced Christy Pym into his first save.
But the referee soon called time as Grimsby's winless run was extended to 14 matches.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 34 +23 66
2 Crewe Alexandra 34 +22 64
3 Exeter City 34 +12 63
4 Plymouth Argyle 34 +17 62
5 Cheltenham Town 34 +23 60
6 Colchester United 35 +14 55
7 Northampton Town 35 +12 55
8 Port Vale 35 +6 55
9 Bradford City 35 +5 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 35 +1 46
11 Cambridge United 35 -6 45
12 Crawley Town 35 +1 44
13 Salford City 35 -1 44
14 Grimsby Town 34 -2 44
15 Walsall 35 -11 44
16 Newport County 33 -1 43
17 Scunthorpe United 34 -8 39
18 Leyton Orient 35 -9 39
19 Oldham Athletic 35 -15 38
20 Carlisle United 34 -17 36
21 Mansfield Town 35 -8 35
22 Morecambe 35 -24 31
23 Macclesfield Town 35 -10 30
24 Stevenage 35 -24 22