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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Garry Thompson (16')
  • Callum Lang (33')
  • Kristian Dennis (55')
  • Andy Kellett (74')

Battle of strugglers ends in draw

The battle of the two League 2 strugglers ended all square as bottom club Chesterfield came from two goals down to earn a battling point at the Globe Arena.
Despite Chesterfield enjoying the greater share of the possession in the first half the Shrimps took a 2-0 lead into the break after a close range header from Garry Thompson in the 17th minute from Michael Rose 's excellent cross and a fine Callum Lang effort 12 minutes from the break after he robbed the visitors' defence of possession and slotted the ball under Aaron Ramsdale from 12 yards out.
Chesterfield boss Jack Lester made two changes at the break with Chris O'Grady and George Smith coming on and the changes quickly paid dividends as the visitors pulled one back through top scorer Kristian Dennis.
The chance looked to have gone begging when Dennis initially failed to control the ball into the box but he recovered sharply and struck a stunning volley past Danijel Nizic from the left hand side of the box.
The visitors then took charge and deservedly added a second with 15 minutes to go.
Ramsdale drove a free kick into the Morecambe box and the ball was headed into the danger area for Andy Kellett to smash a half volley past Nizic from 12 yards out.
Both teams went close to snatching victory at the end with Morecambe's Gregg Wylde smashing a close range effort over after 90 minutes and Louis Dodds almost sealing a superb fightback when he headed wide in injury time from Jason Brown's cross.

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