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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Alex Nicholls (45'+3')

Alex Nicholls earns Barnet crucial victory

Alex Nicholls' goal just before half-time proved to be enough to give Barnet three precious points from a 1-0 win against Forest Green Rovers.
In the opening minute Shaquile Coulthirst forced Bradley Collins into a good save and the rebound was deflected behind for a corner.
At the other end, Dayle Grubb's shot was headed behind by Michael Nelson and Haydn Hollis headed the corner over from close range.
Rovers keeper Collins was called into action again as David Tutonda found space on the edge of the area to shoot.
The teams looked to be heading into the break level but Nicholls' low shot into the bottom corner put the home side ahead with virtually the last kick of the first half.
In the 89th minute a looping cross was headed down by Christian Doidge towards the bottom corner but Craig Ross pulled off a good save to keep a clean sheet.
The win lifts Barnet off the foot of the League Two table and keeps their faint hopes of staying in the Football League alive with four games to go.

English League Two Standings

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