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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jayden Stockley (37' PEN)
  • Kane Wilson (81')

Jayden Stockley's penalty keeps Exeter's promotion push on track

Exeter maintained their League Two promotion push with a 1-0 victory over lowly hosts Grimsby Town.
It was a tale of two penalties as the first-half drew to a close at Blundell Park, before the Grecians were later reduced to ten-men when Kane Wilson picked up two yellow cards.
Jayden Stockley made no mistake for Exeter in the 37th minute - but 90 seconds later, JJ Hooper sent his spot-kick wide at the other end.
Hooper struck over when well positioned earlier on, while full debutant Harry Clifton was also stopped in his tracks on the line.
Upon the restart, the advancing Troy Brown headed inches wide of James McKeown's right-hand post.
A long-range attempt from Hooper, shortly before he was replaced, was as close as Grimsby came in the second-half.
Mitch Rose and Clifton also missed the target with almost identical drives, while loanee Jamille Matt entered the fray and forced Christy Pym into his first save.
But the referee soon called time as Grimsby's winless run was extended to 14 matches.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 28 +18 53
2 Exeter City 27 +11 53
3 Crewe Alexandra 27 +16 48
4 Plymouth Argyle 26 +16 47
5 Bradford City 28 +11 46
6 Northampton Town 28 +10 46
7 Colchester United 28 +13 45
8 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 44
9 Forest Green Rovers 28 +8 44
10 Port Vale 28 +2 41
11 Newport County 25 +3 36
12 Walsall 28 -9 36
13 Salford City 28 -4 35
14 Scunthorpe United 28 -3 32
15 Crawley Town 28 -3 32
16 Cambridge United 28 -7 31
17 Grimsby Town 26 -5 30
18 Oldham Athletic 28 -15 29
19 Leyton Orient 28 -11 28
20 Mansfield Town 28 -8 27
21 Carlisle United 27 -20 26
22 Macclesfield Town 27 -4 25
23 Stevenage 28 -12 22
24 Morecambe 28 -26 22