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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mikael Mandron (27')

Dino Maamria's first game as Stevenage manager ends in defeat

Dino Maamria's first game in charge of Stevenage ended in defeat after Colchester United claimed a 1-0 victory at the Lamex.
Mikael Mandron's well taken first half strike gave the U's their first victory in six matches and extended the hosts' winless run to four games.
Sammie Szmodics' snap-shot flashed inches wide early on for Colchester, while at the other end Alex Revell's downward header was gathered easily by keeper Sam Walker.
Colchester grabbed a 27th-minute winner through Mandron, who expertly turned home Kane Vincent-Young's cross into a crowded area to give the visitors the lead.
Szmodics almost made it 2-0 when he drove a low shot inches wide of the far post and Mandron's near post header was gathered by Stevenage keeper Tom King as Colchester deservedly went in ahead at half-time.
Revell's spectacular effort from a tight angle flew just over early in the second half but Stevenage struggled to create opportunities after that.
And although substitute Luke Amos' half-volley from 25 yards flashed just wide, Colchester claimed a narrow win.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 21 +15 42
2 Exeter City 21 +6 39
3 Cheltenham Town 20 +16 35
4 Crewe Alexandra 20 +10 35
5 Bradford City 20 +9 35
6 Forest Green Rovers 21 +8 35
7 Northampton Town 21 +9 34
8 Plymouth Argyle 20 +8 32
9 Colchester United 20 +7 31
10 Port Vale 21 -1 29
11 Cambridge United 21 +5 28
12 Newport County 19 +2 28
13 Scunthorpe United 21 +1 25
14 Salford City 21 -7 25
15 Macclesfield Town 20 -3 24
16 Crawley Town 21 -6 23
17 Walsall 21 -11 23
18 Mansfield Town 21 -3 22
19 Leyton Orient 21 -8 22
20 Grimsby Town 19 -5 21
21 Carlisle United 21 -12 21
22 Oldham Athletic 20 -9 20
23 Stevenage 20 -9 16
24 Morecambe 21 -22 15