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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Lee Angol (15')
  • Kane Hemmings (50')
  • Ricky Miller (76')
  • James Jones (7')
  • Jordan Bowery (10')
  • Harry Pickering (25')
  • Charlie Kirk (27')

Crewe survive Mansfield fightback to snatch thrilling win

Mansfield Town's brave fightback fell just short as they were pipped 4-3 at home by Crewe in an a Sky Bet League Two thriller.
The fading play-off hopefuls are now eight games without a win, but battled hard after finding themselves 4-1 behind in a dismal first-half showing.
James Jones made use of time and space offered on seven minutes to drill home the opener from the edge of the box.
Three minutes later Conrad Logan saved a Jones shot only to see Jordan Bowery on hand to ram home from close range.
Lee Angol gave the Stags hope after 15 minutes when he netted at the second attempt after Ben Garratt had saved his header from Kane Hemmings' cross.
But Crewe served up another double blow as Charlie Kirk set up Harry Pickering for a low finish after 25 minutes and, two minutes later, Bowery laid off a Paul Green cross for Kirk to smash home.
Hemmings headed home from close range from sub Ricky Miller's cross within five minutes of the restart.
The thrills continued as Rhys Bennett hooked a Pickering finish off the line, while Danny Rose hit the Crewe crossbar.
Miller set up a thrilling finish when a CJ Hamilton shot was deflected to him on 77 minutes, but Crewe held firm.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 24 +27 52
2 Tranmere Rovers 25 +12 45
3 Sutton United 25 +8 43
4 Northampton Town 24 +8 41
5 Swindon Town 24 +9 40
6 Newport County 25 +8 38
7 Mansfield Town 24 +2 38
8 Exeter City 24 +9 37
9 Port Vale 23 +9 35
10 Salford City 25 +5 34
11 Bradford City 24 +2 32
12 Crawley Town 24 -5 32
13 Leyton Orient 22 +16 31
14 Harrogate Town 23 0 30
15 Walsall 24 -3 29
16 Bristol Rovers 22 -4 29
17 Hartlepool United 25 -12 29
18 Rochdale 23 -2 27
19 Carlisle United 25 -11 27
20 Stevenage 26 -17 27
21 Barrow 24 -3 26
22 Colchester United 24 -16 22
23 Scunthorpe United 25 -25 19
24 Oldham Athletic 24 -17 18