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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Alex Nicholls (4')
  • Anton Forrester (51')

Bees off bottom after Vale draw

Barnet moved off the bottom of the League Two table on goal difference after a 1-1 draw against Port Vale.
The home side got off to the perfect start as Ryan Watson hit the crossbar and his rebound fell to Alex Nicholls who tapped home in the fourth minute.
A mistake by goalkeeper George Legg allowed Anton Forrester to head Vale level in the 51st minute and they held on for a point.
Earlier, Legg produced a fine save to tip Marcus Harness' turn and volley round his post to maintain the lead.
After the interval, however, he failed to keep hold of a corner and the ball spilled to Forrester who headed in from close range.
The Bees came close to retaking the lead when Curtis Weston saw an effort from long range go just wide.

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