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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Alex Fisher (21')

Alex Fisher is Yeovil's match-winner at Colchester

Alex Fisher's first-half strike secured Yeovil Town their first victory in five league matches with a 1-0 win at Colchester United.
Colchester squandered a great chance to take an eighth-minute lead when Sammie Szmodics' penalty was saved low to his left by keeper Stuart Nelson, after Ryan Dickson had been adjudged to have fouled Kane Vincent-Young just inside the area.
Szmodics dragged a low shot wide of the target soon after but Yeovil took a 21st-minute lead through Fisher, who slotted in from close range from Francois Zoko's assist after Omar Sowunmi had flicked on Dickson's long throw.
Nelson denied Colchester striker Kurtis Guthrie but Fisher was foiled on the stroke of half-time by keeper Sam Walker, who pushed his shot away.
Colchester went in search of an equaliser in the second half and on the hour mark, Nelson made a fine flying one-handed save to push away Liam Mandeville's curling free-kick for a corner.
Nelson also denied both Olamide Shodipo and Frankie Kent late on but the Glovers claimed victory.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 20 +13 39
2 Exeter City 20 +5 36
3 Forest Green Rovers 20 +9 35
4 Cheltenham Town 19 +16 34
5 Crewe Alexandra 19 +10 34
6 Bradford City 19 +9 34
7 Northampton Town 20 +8 31
8 Colchester United 19 +7 30
9 Plymouth Argyle 19 +5 29
10 Port Vale 20 -1 28
11 Cambridge United 20 +5 27
12 Newport County 18 +2 27
13 Salford City 20 -6 25
14 Scunthorpe United 20 +1 24
15 Macclesfield Town 19 -3 23
16 Crawley Town 20 -6 22
17 Walsall 20 -11 22
18 Mansfield Town 20 -3 21
19 Leyton Orient 20 -8 21
20 Grimsby Town 18 -5 20
21 Oldham Athletic 19 -7 20
22 Carlisle United 20 -12 20
23 Stevenage 19 -9 15
24 Morecambe 20 -19 15