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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Peter Vincenti (38')
  • Marc McNulty (55', 76', 87')

McNulty hat-trick powers Coventry to comfortable win

A Marc McNulty hat-trick helped Coventry boost their play-off hopes with a comfortable 4-0 win over Grimsby.
Peter Vincenti gave the Sky Blues a 1-0 half-time lead before McNulty's treble wrapped it up.
The Mariners, now winless in 17 games, were left counting their bad fortune after twice having shots cleared off the line.
McNulty fired wide twice inside the first 10 minutes, before Grimsby's Zak Mills had a header cleared off the line by Jack Grimmer on 33 minutes.
City took charge when Vincenti headed home Jordan Shipley's free-kick on 38 minutes.
They doubled their lead when a surging run by Jonson Clarke-Harris allowed him to tee up McNulty for an easy tap-in on 56 minutes.
Rod McDonald headed Scott Vernon's effort off the line on 71 minutes to halt any potential comeback.
McNulty got his second on 76 minutes when he prodded home a loose ball after Dominic Hyam's header had been saved.
And he completed his hat-trick in style with three minutes to go when he rifled home a half-volley into the top corner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 33 +21 63
2 Exeter City 33 +14 63
3 Crewe Alexandra 33 +20 61
4 Plymouth Argyle 32 +17 60
5 Cheltenham Town 32 +21 54
6 Port Vale 34 +6 54
7 Colchester United 34 +13 52
8 Northampton Town 33 +11 52
9 Bradford City 34 +6 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 34 +2 46
11 Salford City 34 0 44
12 Cambridge United 34 -6 44
13 Walsall 34 -11 43
14 Crawley Town 34 -1 41
15 Grimsby Town 32 -2 41
16 Newport County 31 0 40
17 Leyton Orient 34 -9 38
18 Oldham Athletic 34 -15 37
19 Scunthorpe United 33 -9 36
20 Mansfield Town 34 -7 35
21 Carlisle United 33 -17 35
22 Morecambe 34 -24 30
23 Macclesfield Town 33 -8 29
24 Stevenage 34 -22 22