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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season

Draw helps Morecambe move five points clear of relegation

Morecambe moved five points clear of the bottom two with a 0-0 draw against Cambridge at the Globe Arena.
It was Morecambe's 18th draw of the season but it may have been a vital point in their hopes of securing their Football League status.
In a game of few chances, Cambridge almost snatched the three points at the death when a header from Morecambe defender Steven Old was cleared off his own line by Alex Kenyon.
Jake Carroll also had a great chance after a late, flowing move that ended with a shot that flew over the bar and Harrison Dunk found the side netting as the U's ended the game on top.
Before then Morecambe had the best chance when veteran Kevin Ellison diverted an Aaron McGowan cross wide from close range when he looked certain to score.
Morecambe started the brighter and Callum Lang was played through on goal by Adam Campbell in the opening stages but saw his right-foot shot well saved by Dimitar Mitov low to his right hand side.
Lang looked the Shrimps' biggest threat throughout the half and fired an effort over from a tight angle before Cambridge came into the game.
George Maris produced their best moment with a 20-yard shot that forced a save form Barry Roche.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Leyton Orient 10 +14 28
2 Northampton Town 10 +10 23
3 Stevenage 10 +3 22
4 Barrow 10 +4 21
5 Salford City 10 +7 20
6 Mansfield Town 10 +6 19
7 Bradford City 10 +7 18
8 Swindon Town 10 +3 17
9 Doncaster Rovers 10 +2 17
10 Grimsby Town 9 +2 15
11 Crewe Alexandra 10 +1 15
12 Carlisle United 9 +2 14
13 Sutton United 10 +1 14
14 Tranmere Rovers 10 +1 13
15 Walsall 10 0 9
16 AFC Wimbledon 10 -4 9
17 Stockport County 10 -4 8
18 Newport County 10 -4 8
19 Harrogate Town 10 -6 8
20 Gillingham 10 -9 7
21 Colchester United 10 -7 6
22 Crawley Town 10 -8 6
23 Rochdale 10 -10 5
24 Hartlepool United 10 -11 5