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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mohamed Eisa (13', 44', 79')
  • Elijah Adebayo (66')
  • William Boyle (86')
  • Tom Pope (35' PEN)

Mohamed Eisa's treble downs Port Vale

A hat-trick from top-scorer Mohamed Eisa helped Cheltenham secure an emphatic 5-1 home win over Port Vale.
Eisa took his goal tally for the season to 17 while Elijah Adebayo and Will Boyle were also on the scoresheet against a Vale side who had equalised in the first half through Tom Pope's penalty.
Eisa opened the scoring in the 13th minute after a pass from Sanmi Odelusi.
Pope levelled in the 35th minute from 12 yards after Harry Pell tripped Luke Hannant in the box.
But Eisa restored Cheltenham's lead a minute before half-time after goalkeeper Rob Lainton advanced to challenge Odelusi, but failed to collect the ball, leaving the striker with a tap-in.
Cheltenham extended their advantage in the 66th minute when Fulham youngster Adebayo, who had just come on as a substitute, scored the second goal of his loan spell at Whaddon Road.
Eisa had a chance for a hat-trick in the 74th minute, but Lainton claimed well at his feet as he raced through one-on-one.
But he completed his treble in the 79th minute and Boyle rounded off the scoring with a header at the far post from Kevin Dawson's corner in the 86th minute.
Scott Flinders saved well from Pope's free-kick and Jake Andrews cleared off the line from the striker in stoppage time.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 38 +30 76
2 Bury 37 +30 70
3 Mansfield Town 38 +24 66
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 +22 66
5 Tranmere Rovers 37 +12 61
6 Forest Green Rovers 38 +16 58
7 Exeter City 37 +13 58
8 Colchester United 38 +11 57
9 Carlisle United 38 +8 57
10 Stevenage 38 -4 53
11 Northampton Town 38 +1 52
12 Newport County 37 -10 52
13 Swindon Town 37 -3 51
14 Crewe Alexandra 38 -2 50
15 Oldham Athletic 37 +6 48
16 Grimsby Town 38 -8 48
17 Cheltenham Town 38 -10 45
18 Crawley Town 38 -15 43
19 Morecambe 38 -14 42
20 Port Vale 38 -10 41
21 Cambridge United 37 -22 41
22 Yeovil Town 38 -18 36
23 Macclesfield Town 37 -24 33
24 Notts County 38 -33 33