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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 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