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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Dan Butler (9')
  • Paul Hayes (17', 38')
  • Dan Butler (6' OG)
  • Gavin Gunning (30')
  • Lee Collins (82')

Lee Collins nets late equaliser as Forest Green earn point at Newport

A late Lee Collins goal gave Forest Green a 3-3 draw with Newport County at Rodney Parade.
An enthralling first half resulted in five goals with a double from Paul Hayes following a strike from Dan Butler putting Michael Flynn's hosts into the ascendancy.
But an early own goal from Butler and a first-half strike from captain Gavin Gunning kept the visitors in the game.
The Exiles endured a nightmare start when Butler put the ball into the back of his own net after a wicked cross from Haydn Hollis after six minutes.
Butler quickly made amends when he equalised after finding the right end with his right foot just three minutes later.
The home side went ahead for the first time 17 minutes in when Hayes' header found the back of the net after an initial header from Butler.
The Green Devils hit back when Gunning was found unmarked and fired the ball home, while Hayes put the Exiles back into the lead with a powerful volley on the stroke of half-time.
But Collins ensured his side went home with a share of the spoils with eight minutes remaining.

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 33 +22 57
6 Colchester United 35 +14 55
7 Northampton Town 34 +13 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 Walsall 35 -11 44
15 Newport County 32 +1 43
16 Grimsby Town 33 -4 41
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