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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Reuben Reid (61')

Debut goal from Reuben Reid ends Forest Green's losing run

Reuben Reid scored on his Forest Green debut as Mark Cooper's side climbed out of the League Two relegation zone with a 1-0 win against Port Vale.
Reid, who arrived at the League Two strugglers on a two-and-half-year deal from Exeter on Friday, was handed a start and scored what proved to be the winner from the edge of the box in the 61st minute.
Forest Green, who had lost their last five league games, started brightly. Dan Wishart's fizzing effort in the 17th minute forced a good save out of Port Vale's goalkeeper Ryan Boot.
Five minutes later, a well-worked Reece Brown corner saw Christian Doidge launch himself at the back post, but his flying header flashed just wide of the target.
The pressure told after the break and Reid struck just after the hour mark as he combined with strike partner Doidge before firing past Boot from 20 yards.
Vale offered little in response and David Worrall snatched at a chance with 17 minutes to go as the visitors suffered a second successive 1-0 defeat.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 20 +13 39
2 Exeter City 20 +5 36
3 Forest Green Rovers 20 +9 35
4 Cheltenham Town 19 +16 34
5 Crewe Alexandra 19 +10 34
6 Bradford City 19 +9 34
7 Northampton Town 20 +8 31
8 Colchester United 19 +7 30
9 Plymouth Argyle 19 +5 29
10 Port Vale 20 -1 28
11 Cambridge United 20 +5 27
12 Newport County 18 +2 27
13 Salford City 20 -6 25
14 Scunthorpe United 20 +1 24
15 Macclesfield Town 19 -3 23
16 Crawley Town 20 -6 22
17 Walsall 20 -11 22
18 Mansfield Town 20 -3 21
19 Leyton Orient 20 -8 21
20 Grimsby Town 18 -5 20
21 Oldham Athletic 19 -7 20
22 Carlisle United 20 -12 20
23 Stevenage 19 -9 15
24 Morecambe 20 -19 15