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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Peter Vincenti (38')
  • Marc McNulty (55', 76', 87')

McNulty hat-trick powers Coventry to comfortable win

A Marc McNulty hat-trick helped Coventry boost their play-off hopes with a comfortable 4-0 win over Grimsby.
Peter Vincenti gave the Sky Blues a 1-0 half-time lead before McNulty's treble wrapped it up.
The Mariners, now winless in 17 games, were left counting their bad fortune after twice having shots cleared off the line.
McNulty fired wide twice inside the first 10 minutes, before Grimsby's Zak Mills had a header cleared off the line by Jack Grimmer on 33 minutes.
City took charge when Vincenti headed home Jordan Shipley's free-kick on 38 minutes.
They doubled their lead when a surging run by Jonson Clarke-Harris allowed him to tee up McNulty for an easy tap-in on 56 minutes.
Rod McDonald headed Scott Vernon's effort off the line on 71 minutes to halt any potential comeback.
McNulty got his second on 76 minutes when he prodded home a loose ball after Dominic Hyam's header had been saved.
And he completed his hat-trick in style with three minutes to go when he rifled home a half-volley into the top corner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 19 +10 36
2 Forest Green Rovers 19 +11 35
3 Crewe Alexandra 19 +10 34
4 Exeter City 19 +4 33
5 Cheltenham Town 18 +13 31
6 Northampton Town 19 +9 31
7 Bradford City 18 +8 31
8 Plymouth Argyle 18 +6 29
9 Port Vale 19 0 28
10 Colchester United 18 +6 27
11 Newport County 17 +3 27
12 Salford City 19 -5 25
13 Cambridge United 19 +4 24
14 Macclesfield Town 19 -3 23
15 Mansfield Town 19 0 21
16 Scunthorpe United 19 -1 21
17 Crawley Town 19 -6 21
18 Grimsby Town 17 -2 20
19 Leyton Orient 19 -8 20
20 Oldham Athletic 18 -7 19
21 Carlisle United 19 -12 19
22 Walsall 19 -12 19
23 Stevenage 18 -9 14
24 Morecambe 19 -19 14