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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jorge Grant (30', 52')
  • Shaun Brisley (54')
  • Carl Winchester (35')

Notts County stay top as Jorge Grant double sinks Cheltenham

Two goals from top scorer Jorge Grant helped keep Notts County top of League Two as they overcame Cheltenham 3-1 at Meadow Lane.
Grant, on loan from Nottingham Forest, opened the scoring on the half hour mark when he guided the ball into the far corner following good work from Jon Stead.
But the visitors were level just moments later as Carl Winchester steered in a finely-taken equaliser with what was the Robins' first shot on target.
Danny Wright then looped a header onto the bar just after half-time, as Gary Johnson's side chased an unlikely win.
But Grant curtailed those hopes when his 25-yard free-kick took a wicked deflection to wrong foot Scott Flinders for his 13th goal of the season.
Notts then made the game safe when a well-worked corner ended with Richard Duffy flicking towards the back post for Shaun Brisley to head home.
Cheltenham did have a chance to make it 3-2 when Mohamed Eisa connected at the back post, but the striker somehow steered his shot wide.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 13 +17 31
2 Exeter City 13 +12 27
3 Newport County 13 0 27
4 Milton Keynes Dons 13 +8 24
5 Tranmere Rovers 13 +5 23
6 Colchester United 13 +13 22
7 Stevenage 13 +3 21
8 Forest Green Rovers 13 +7 20
9 Bury 13 +4 19
10 Crawley Town 13 0 19
11 Carlisle United 13 -2 19
12 Oldham Athletic 12 +4 17
13 Swindon Town 13 -1 17
14 Mansfield Town 11 +7 16
15 Yeovil Town 12 +5 16
16 Port Vale 13 -6 14
17 Morecambe 13 -11 13
18 Crewe Alexandra 12 -1 12
19 Northampton Town 13 -8 12
20 Notts County 12 -10 12
21 Grimsby Town 12 -9 11
22 Cheltenham Town 12 -9 9
23 Cambridge United 13 -15 8
24 Macclesfield Town 13 -13 4

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