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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mohamed Eisa (58')
  • Tom Bayliss (12')
  • Marc McNulty (27', 43', 78')
  • Jordan Shipley (38')
  • Maxime Biamou (74')

McNulty grabs a hat-trick as Coventry go goal crazy at Cheltenham

Marc McNulty scored a hat-trick as Coventry City kept their play-off destiny in their own hands with a thumping 6-1 win at Cheltenham Town.
Lee Burge parried a shot from Mohamed Eisa in the ninth minute, but Coventry soon took complete control.
Tom Bayliss scored the first after a neat free-kick ended with Jordan Shipley supplying the cross that was well finished in the 11th minute.
McNulty headed in the second from a Jack Grimmer cross in the 27th minute.
A low ball in from Maxime Biamou was dummied by McNulty and Shipley fired in to make it 3-0 in the 38th minute.
It was 4-0 two minutes before half-time as McNulty lifted the ball over goalkeeper Scott Flinders after Jordan Willis' ball forward.
Cheltenham pulled one back in the 58th minute from a penalty after Eisa was brought down by Burge.
Eisa converted from the spot for his 23rd League Two goal of the season.
But Biamou's stunning overhead kick from McNulty's cross made it 5-1 in the 74th minute and McNulty completed his hat-trick with another fine finish four minutes later.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 28 +18 53
2 Exeter City 27 +11 53
3 Crewe Alexandra 26 +16 47
4 Plymouth Argyle 26 +16 47
5 Bradford City 27 +11 45
6 Northampton Town 27 +10 45
7 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 44
8 Colchester United 27 +13 44
9 Forest Green Rovers 28 +8 44
10 Port Vale 28 +2 41
11 Newport County 25 +3 36
12 Walsall 28 -9 36
13 Salford City 28 -4 35
14 Scunthorpe United 28 -3 32
15 Crawley Town 28 -3 32
16 Cambridge United 28 -7 31
17 Grimsby Town 26 -5 30
18 Oldham Athletic 28 -15 29
19 Mansfield Town 28 -8 27
20 Leyton Orient 27 -11 27
21 Carlisle United 27 -20 26
22 Macclesfield Town 26 -4 24
23 Stevenage 28 -12 22
24 Morecambe 28 -26 22