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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Kristian Dennis (71')

Dennis on target as Chesterfield beat Newport

Chesterfield's last game in the Football League at the Proact Stadium ended in a 1-0 victory over Newport County thanks to another Kristian Dennis goal.
The striker bagged his 21st of the season in the second half as relegated Chesterfield ended a run of four defeats.
Newport went close in the ninth minute when Josh Sheehan's 15 yard shot was turned behind by Aaron Ramsdale who also had to parry a drive from Aaron Collins in the 28th minute.
Sheehan forced him into another save two minutes later as Newport dominated but Chesterfield broke quickly in the 30th minute and Andy Kellett had a shot blocked.
But Newport went close once more in the 39th minute and Padraig Amond's lob was cleared off the line by Sid Nelson, who collided with a post and had to be substituted.
Jacob Brown lifted Chesterfield after the break, forcing Joe Day into a diving save in the 59th minute and they went ahead in the 71st minute when Louis Dodds' cross was headed in at the back post by Dennis.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 29 +21 56
2 Exeter City 28 +11 54
3 Plymouth Argyle 27 +17 50
4 Crewe Alexandra 28 +16 49
5 Colchester United 29 +13 46
6 Northampton Town 28 +10 46
7 Bradford City 29 +8 46
8 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 44
9 Forest Green Rovers 29 +7 44
10 Port Vale 29 -1 41
11 Newport County 26 +2 36
12 Salford City 29 -4 36
13 Walsall 29 -10 36
14 Crawley Town 29 -2 35
15 Scunthorpe United 29 -3 33
16 Cambridge United 29 -7 32
17 Leyton Orient 29 -10 31
18 Mansfield Town 29 -5 30
19 Grimsby Town 27 -6 30
20 Oldham Athletic 29 -15 30
21 Carlisle United 28 -19 29
22 Macclesfield Town 28 -3 28
23 Morecambe 29 -26 23
24 Stevenage 29 -13 22