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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season

Swindon's play-off hopes hit by home draw with Carlisle

Swindon's Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes took a dent after they failed to find a way past Carlisle and were held to a goalless draw at the County Ground.
The home side were looking to end their run of two consecutive draws as they look to climb back into the play-off spots with the hope of an immediate return to League One.
The Robins' Marc Richards had the best chance of the game but his first-half header bounced back off the post and was eventually cleared away.
Veteran Matt Taylor could only watch on as his free-kick was tipped narrowly over the bar in the closing stages of the first half.
Danny Grainger then had an opportunity before the interval to give Carlisle a lead, but his shot from range flew over Stuart Moore's crossbar.
Swindon's Donal McDermott came close shortly after the restart, but his shot from the edge of the box was palmed away by Carlisle goalkeeper Jack Bonham.
Carlisle's Jamie Devitt almost won it for the visitors but he could only shoot wide and then at the goalkeeper.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Cheltenham Town 40 +19 72
2 Cambridge United 41 +20 71
3 Bolton Wanderers 41 +6 70
4 Morecambe 41 +4 66
5 Tranmere Rovers 41 +4 65
6 Newport County 40 +9 62
7 Forest Green Rovers 40 +5 62
8 Exeter City 40 +19 60
9 Carlisle United 40 +9 59
10 Salford City 40 +13 58
11 Leyton Orient 41 +3 58
12 Bradford City 40 +1 58
13 Crawley Town 41 -2 56
14 Port Vale 41 +1 53
15 Stevenage 41 0 53
16 Oldham Athletic 41 -4 51
17 Harrogate Town 41 -5 50
18 Walsall 41 -5 49
19 Scunthorpe United 40 -12 47
20 Barrow 40 -2 46
21 Mansfield Town 41 -6 46
22 Colchester United 41 -20 41
23 Southend United 41 -29 37
24 Grimsby Town 40 -28 34