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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 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +16 37
2 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
3 Newport County 18 -2 32
4 Colchester United 18 +13 31
5 Mansfield Town 18 +13 31
6 Exeter City 18 +9 30
7 Tranmere Rovers 18 +8 30
8 Bury 18 +14 29
9 Stevenage 18 +1 28
10 Forest Green Rovers 18 +8 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +1 26
12 Oldham Athletic 18 +5 24
13 Crawley Town 18 -6 23
14 Northampton Town 18 -1 22
15 Crewe Alexandra 18 -2 22
16 Port Vale 18 -5 22
17 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
18 Swindon Town 18 -7 21
19 Morecambe 18 -11 20
20 Grimsby Town 18 -11 18
21 Cambridge United 18 -13 18
22 Cheltenham Town 17 -10 14
23 Notts County 18 -19 14
24 Macclesfield Town 18 -23 7