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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season

Morecambe survive after battling draw at Coventry

Morecambe secured their Football League status on goal difference after a battling 0-0 draw at Coventry City.
The Shrimps had goalkeeper Barry Roche to thank for a number of superb stops after Barnet piled the pressure on with victory over Chesterfield.
The draw also helped Coventry City set up a play-off date with Notts County.
The Sky Blues started brightest with Roche tipping away Michael Doyle's powerful long-range effort after six minutes.
Chris Stokes shot over before Jonson Clarke-Harris headed wide on 23 minutes as the Sky Blues stepped it up.
Roche produced a superb instinctive save to keep out Clarke-Harris after 39 minutes as Morecambe continued to hang on.
Kevin Ellison missed a great chance to give the visitors the lead when Lee Burge got the better of him in a one-on-one seven minutes after half-time.
Roche got down well to save from Tom Bayliss in the 74th minute in a half of fewer chances.
Clarke-Harris headed over from Liam Kelly's cross three minutes later, before Morecambe held on in a tense finish.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 18 +9 33
2 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 31
3 Bradford City 16 +9 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 17 +5 30
5 Exeter City 18 +3 30
6 Cheltenham Town 16 +13 29
7 Northampton Town 18 +7 28
8 Port Vale 18 +1 28
9 Newport County 16 +4 27
10 Colchester United 17 +6 26
11 Plymouth Argyle 17 +5 26
12 Salford City 18 -5 24
13 Cambridge United 18 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 18 +1 21
15 Macclesfield Town 17 -3 21
16 Crawley Town 18 -5 21
17 Leyton Orient 18 -6 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Scunthorpe United 18 -2 18
20 Carlisle United 18 -12 18
21 Walsall 18 -12 18
22 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
23 Morecambe 18 -14 14
24 Stevenage 17 -9 13