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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Reuben Reid (10')
  • Christian Doidge (24')

Forest Green's fine home form continues with victory over Crawley

Forest Green made it five-straight home wins as they shocked League Two form horses Crawley Town.
Mark Cooper's improving side caught Crawley cold with two goals in the opening 24 minutes.
Reuben Reid toe-nailed in Rovers' first on 10 minutes from a Dale Bennett cross.
Top scorer Christian Doidge made it 2-0 in the 24th minute, touching home a Dayle Grubb cross for his 21st goal of the season.
Crawley, who had previously won eight out of their last 10 matches, offered little, but Jimmy Smith should have pulled them back into the game with just Brad Collins to beat.
And the anticipated second-half response from Harry Kewell's side failed to materialise.
Rovers should have added to their two-goal cushion. Grubb hit the bar from the edge of the box on 55 minutes and five minutes later Reid thumped a header onto the post from a Haydn Hollis cross and as he prepared to roll the free ball home, Crawley's Josh Yorwerth blocked on the line.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 25 +30 55
2 Tranmere Rovers 26 +13 48
3 Newport County 27 +10 44
4 Sutton United 26 +8 44
5 Northampton Town 25 +8 42
6 Swindon Town 25 +9 41
7 Mansfield Town 25 +4 41
8 Exeter City 25 +11 40
9 Salford City 27 +4 37
10 Port Vale 24 +9 36
11 Bradford City 26 +3 36
12 Harrogate Town 24 +3 33
13 Bristol Rovers 24 -3 33
14 Leyton Orient 24 +15 32
15 Crawley Town 25 -6 32
16 Hartlepool United 26 -12 30
17 Walsall 26 -6 29
18 Rochdale 24 -2 28
19 Stevenage 27 -17 28
20 Carlisle United 26 -14 27
21 Barrow 26 -7 26
22 Colchester United 25 -13 25
23 Scunthorpe United 27 -27 19
24 Oldham Athletic 25 -20 18