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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season

Morecambe survive after battling draw at Coventry

Morecambe secured their Football League status on goal difference after a battling 0-0 draw at Coventry City.
The Shrimps had goalkeeper Barry Roche to thank for a number of superb stops after Barnet piled the pressure on with victory over Chesterfield.
The draw also helped Coventry City set up a play-off date with Notts County.
The Sky Blues started brightest with Roche tipping away Michael Doyle's powerful long-range effort after six minutes.
Chris Stokes shot over before Jonson Clarke-Harris headed wide on 23 minutes as the Sky Blues stepped it up.
Roche produced a superb instinctive save to keep out Clarke-Harris after 39 minutes as Morecambe continued to hang on.
Kevin Ellison missed a great chance to give the visitors the lead when Lee Burge got the better of him in a one-on-one seven minutes after half-time.
Roche got down well to save from Tom Bayliss in the 74th minute in a half of fewer chances.
Clarke-Harris headed over from Liam Kelly's cross three minutes later, before Morecambe held on in a tense finish.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Leyton Orient 28 +19 57
2 Stevenage 26 +21 55
3 Carlisle United 28 +21 51
4 Northampton Town 27 +14 49
5 Salford City 28 +10 45
6 Swindon Town 27 +8 42
7 Mansfield Town 27 +4 42
8 Bradford City 26 +6 41
9 Barrow 28 -4 40
10 Stockport County 27 +11 39
11 AFC Wimbledon 27 +2 39
12 Sutton United 28 -7 39
13 Tranmere Rovers 27 +6 38
14 Walsall 25 +7 37
15 Doncaster Rovers 26 -8 37
16 Crewe Alexandra 25 -8 31
17 Grimsby Town 24 -6 30
18 Colchester United 29 -8 30
19 Newport County 26 -6 26
20 Crawley Town 25 -12 25
21 Harrogate Town 26 -9 24
22 Hartlepool United 28 -24 22
23 Gillingham 26 -17 21
24 Rochdale 28 -20 20