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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Danny Hylton (20')
  • Oliver Lee (86')
  • Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (89')
  • Christian Doidge (53')

Luton seal second spot with late win over Forest Green

Late goals from Olly Lee and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu ensured Luton finished second in League Two with a 3-1 win against Forest Green.
The hosts went close early on as Mpanzu sent an effort wide, while visiting keeper Cameron Belford made superb saves from Dan Potts and Danny Hylton.
The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes, though, James Collins seeing his shot saved by Belford, only for Hylton to score his 50th goal for the club.
Belford then denied Hylton once more, parrying Elliot Lee's 20-yarder too.
He was at it again soon after, stopping Hylton once more with a fine reflex save, before James Shea kept out Scott Laird's attempt.
After the break, Rovers levelled when leading scorer Christian Doidge was given too much time in the area to rifle home on 53 minutes.
Reuben Reid was inches away from making it 2-1 with an angled drive, while Reece Brown's effort was saved by Shea.
With five minutes to go, though, Olly Lee swept in Harry Cornick's cross, with Mpanzu adding the late gloss in injury time.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 13 +12 27
2 Harrogate Town 13 +9 23
3 Swindon Town 13 +7 23
4 Port Vale 13 +6 22
5 Tranmere Rovers 13 +5 22
6 Northampton Town 13 +4 21
7 Exeter City 13 +8 20
8 Sutton United 12 +5 20
9 Hartlepool United 13 +1 20
10 Leyton Orient 13 +8 19
11 Barrow 13 +1 17
12 Bradford City 13 +1 17
13 Newport County 13 0 17
14 Crawley Town 13 -4 17
15 Salford City 13 +2 16
16 Walsall 13 -1 16
17 Bristol Rovers 13 -5 15
18 Rochdale 13 -2 14
19 Colchester United 12 -3 14
20 Stevenage 13 -10 13
21 Mansfield Town 13 -7 11
22 Oldham Athletic 13 -9 11
23 Carlisle United 13 -10 11
24 Scunthorpe United 13 -18 8