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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Dominic Telford (65')
  • Chris Lines (85' PEN)
  • Neil Danns (54')

Lines holds nerves to complete Rovers comeback as Bury pay penalty

Chris Lines fired an 85th-minute winner from the penalty spot as Bristol Rovers came from behind to beat Bury 2-1 in an entertaining League One clash.
Bury had the best chance of the first half as a Neil Danns volley at the far post from Zeli Ismail's corner was palmed away by Sam Slocombe.
But the visitors had a major let-off just before the break when Nathan Cameron's over-hit back-pass beat goalkeeper Connor Ripley and the ball bobbled wide.
Danns broke the deadlock in the 54th minute with a curling right-footed shot from 12 yards after the ball had broken to him in a crowded area.
But Rovers were level 11 minutes later when Kyle Bennett's pass set up substitute Dom Telford to shoot low past Ripley from inside the area just two minutes after replacing Tom Nichols.
And Lines completed the comeback late on as he sent Ripley the wrong way with his low penalty after Ryan Cooney was adjudged to have brought down Kyle Bennett.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Rotherham United 33 +25 61
2 Coventry City 32 +16 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 +7 59
4 Sunderland 33 +19 58
5 Portsmouth 32 +16 56
6 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
7 Fleetwood Town 32 +12 55
8 Oxford United 33 +22 54
9 Ipswich Town 33 +13 52
10 Gillingham 33 +9 50
11 Doncaster Rovers 32 +15 48
12 Burton Albion 32 +1 46
13 Bristol Rovers 32 -10 42
14 Blackpool 32 +1 41
15 Lincoln City 34 -3 39
16 Accrington Stanley 33 -5 39
17 Shrewsbury Town 32 -11 38
18 Milton Keynes Dons 33 -10 36
19 Rochdale 32 -17 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 33 -14 31
21 Tranmere Rovers 32 -26 26
22 Southend United 33 -47 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 31 -39 11