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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 Crewe Alexandra 37 +24 69
2 Swindon Town 36 +23 69
3 Plymouth Argyle 37 +22 68
4 Exeter City 37 +10 65
5 Cheltenham Town 36 +25 64
6 Colchester United 37 +15 58
7 Northampton Town 37 +14 58
8 Port Vale 37 +6 57
9 Bradford City 37 +4 54
10 Salford City 37 +3 50
11 Forest Green Rovers 36 +3 49
12 Crawley Town 37 +4 48
13 Grimsby Town 37 -6 47
14 Walsall 36 -9 47
15 Newport County 36 -7 46
16 Cambridge United 37 -8 45
17 Leyton Orient 36 -8 42
18 Carlisle United 37 -17 42
19 Oldham Athletic 37 -13 41
20 Scunthorpe United 37 -12 40
21 Mansfield Town 36 -7 38
22 Morecambe 37 -25 32
23 Macclesfield Town 37 -15 25
24 Stevenage 36 -26 22