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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mitchell Rose (45'+2' PEN)

Mitch Rose effort enough as Grimbsy boost survival hopes at Swindon

Mitch Rose's penalty provided a massive boost in Grimsby's efforts to beat the drop and all but ended Swindon's play-off hopes after they were beaten 1-0 at the County Ground.
The 23-year-old struck in from the spot to score for the third game in a row - and his eighth of the season - to keep the visitors five points ahead of the relegation zone.
Swindon's Paul Mullin found the back of the net in the 30th minute but he had his effort disallowed after punching the ball in with his hand.
The home side did not have to wait long for another chance though and almost took the lead through Marc Richards when he rifled his shot against the crossbar.
In first-half injury time, Grimsby's Harry Cardwell was fouled by Ryan McGivern in the box, leaving Rose to drill his penalty into the bottom corner.
Swindon's best chance to equalise came in the 52nd minute when Matt Taylor played a short free-kick to Keshi Anderson, who had a teasing shot saved by James McKeown and the away side held on for maximum points.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 26 +21 52
2 Bury 28 +21 49
3 Mansfield Town 27 +18 48
4 Milton Keynes Dons 26 +21 47
5 Colchester United 28 +12 46
6 Carlisle United 28 +10 45
7 Forest Green Rovers 26 +14 44
8 Exeter City 27 +10 44
9 Tranmere Rovers 27 +8 42
10 Stevenage 28 -2 41
11 Oldham Athletic 27 +7 39
12 Swindon Town 28 -6 37
13 Newport County 26 -8 36
14 Crewe Alexandra 28 -6 35
15 Grimsby Town 27 -5 34
16 Northampton Town 27 0 33
17 Crawley Town 28 -7 33
18 Cheltenham Town 27 -9 29
19 Port Vale 27 -10 29
20 Cambridge United 28 -22 29
21 Morecambe 28 -16 28
22 Yeovil Town 26 -4 27
23 Macclesfield Town 28 -19 24
24 Notts County 28 -28 21