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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Alex Nicholls (45'+3')

Alex Nicholls earns Barnet crucial victory

Alex Nicholls' goal just before half-time proved to be enough to give Barnet three precious points from a 1-0 win against Forest Green Rovers.
In the opening minute Shaquile Coulthirst forced Bradley Collins into a good save and the rebound was deflected behind for a corner.
At the other end, Dayle Grubb's shot was headed behind by Michael Nelson and Haydn Hollis headed the corner over from close range.
Rovers keeper Collins was called into action again as David Tutonda found space on the edge of the area to shoot.
The teams looked to be heading into the break level but Nicholls' low shot into the bottom corner put the home side ahead with virtually the last kick of the first half.
In the 89th minute a looping cross was headed down by Christian Doidge towards the bottom corner but Craig Ross pulled off a good save to keep a clean sheet.
The win lifts Barnet off the foot of the League Two table and keeps their faint hopes of staying in the Football League alive with four games to go.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Newport County 13 +10 29
2 Cheltenham Town 14 +10 26
3 Cambridge United 13 +16 25
4 Forest Green Rovers 14 +6 25
5 Exeter City 14 +9 24
6 Carlisle United 14 +4 23
7 Salford City 13 +10 22
8 Leyton Orient 14 +6 21
9 Tranmere Rovers 14 +2 21
10 Colchester United 13 0 20
11 Port Vale 14 +1 19
12 Harrogate Town 14 +1 19
13 Bolton Wanderers 14 -4 19
14 Morecambe 14 -8 19
15 Crawley Town 14 +1 18
16 Walsall 14 -3 17
17 Oldham Athletic 14 -6 17
18 Grimsby Town 12 -7 15
19 Barrow 14 -2 13
20 Bradford City 13 -4 13
21 Stevenage 14 -5 11
22 Mansfield Town 14 -6 11
23 Scunthorpe United 12 -11 11
24 Southend United 13 -20 5