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League Two Round-Up

14 August 2017

As the second week of the 2017/18 League Two campaign came to a close, there are 11 teams left in the division yet to lose, and one with a 100% record.

Coventry City sit at the top of the table on six points following a comfortable away win at Grimsby Town, after goals from Marc McNulty and Jack Grimmer. James Berrett saw red in the 89th minute for a second yellow.

League Two title favourites Mansfield Town sit in second place, as one of six teams to be on four points after two goals in quick succession eased them past Forest Green Rovers.

Wycombe Wanderers who missed out on the play-off’s last year by a solitary point sit third after three early goals at Vale Park. A brace from Adebayo Akinfenwa and a third from Paris Cowan-Hall put the Chairboys ahead in the opening 25 minutes. Dan Turner’s second headed goal of the season and a goal of the season contender from Ben Whitfield gave Wycombe a nervy last five minutes.

An injury time winner from Jack Taylor earned Barnet three points against Luton Town who looked to push on from their 8-2 victory last week. Barnet sit third in the table, whilst Luton sit one place outside of the promotion places in eighth.

Morecambe sit fifth after holding out for a 1-1 draw against a wasteful Lincoln City side. Morecambe took the lead in the second half after the Imps should have entered the break in the lead. Matt Green eventually equalised for Lincoln who now sit 19th.

Swindon Town’s push to bounce back up to League One continues as they earned a home draw against the visiting Exeter City, thanks to a Kaiyne Woolery equaliser. Swindon and Exeter make up the promotion places.

Accrington Stanley made the long trip to Huish Park. A double from Olufela Olomola and a goal from Francois Zoko was enough to snatch the points for Yeovil after Kayden Jackson gave Stanley the lead. A second from Jackson in the second wasn’t enough to mount a fightback.

Carlisle United registered their first win of the campaign away at Cambridge United. Carlisle took the lead on the eighth minute through Reggie Lambe, and a penalty six minutes later for Cambridge saw the teams back on level terms as Medy Elito converted. Tom Parkes scored the winner just before half-time.

Cheltenham earned their first win of the season, after victory over winless Crawley Town. A single goal form Mohamed Eisa was enough to separate the two teams. Crawley sit bottom of the table.

Accompanying Crawley at the foot of the table are Chesterfield, who lost away at Kevin Nolan’s Notts County. Two stunning strikes from Jorge Grant earned County the win after Scott Wiseman was sent off in the first half.

An eventful first 20 minutes at the Alexandra Stadium saw two goals and a sending off. Frank Nouble gave Newport County the lead in the 13th minutes, before Perry Ng saw red in the 17th, and his teammate Chris Dagnall equalised in the 18th.

Colchester United registered their first point of the season, as Stevenage moved to two games unbeaten. Goals from Mikael Mandron and Danny Newton earned their respective teams a point from the fixture.

 


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