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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Alex Rodman (52')
  • Omar Beckles (67')

Shrewsbury continue promotion charge

Alex Rodman and Omar Beckles grabbed second-half goals to maintain Shrewsbury's League One promotion charge with a 2-0 victory at Charlton.
Jon Nolan also missed a first-half penalty for the second-placed visitors, who are one point behind leaders Blackburn.
The Addicks began brightly with a fine double save from Shrews keeper Dean Henderson denying Josh Magennis and then Joe Aribo.
Shrewsbury were handed the chance to take the lead when they were awarded a 17th-minute penalty for a foul by Ezri Konsa on Nolan.
Nolan stepped up to take the spot-kick, only to see it saved by Ben Amos before heading the rebound against the crossbar.
Shaun Whalley was proving a real handful for the home side's back four and curled a shot agonisingly wide six minutes after the interval.
Moments later the visitors were ahead. Rodman won possession, cut inside on the left and then unleashed a long-range effort from an angle into the top corner which beat Amos.
The advantage was doubled midway through the half as Beckles rose majestically to head home from Whalley's corner.
Nolan and Whalley both squandered further opportunities for the Shrews, while substitute Tariqe Fosu almost pulled one back for the hosts with a long-range shot that landed on the roof of the net.
Ahmed Kashi and Magennis were both yellow carded following a touchline brawl between both sets of players as tempers flared late on.
But that was the only real fighting spirit Charlton could muster in what was a very disappointing display in front of their biggest crowd of the season.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 17 +19 36
3 Barnsley 17 +17 34
4 Peterborough United 18 +11 34
5 Luton Town 18 +12 32
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Blackpool 17 +4 28
8 Doncaster Rovers 18 +2 28
9 Coventry City 18 +1 28
10 Accrington Stanley 18 0 28
11 Walsall 18 -5 26
12 Fleetwood Town 18 +5 24
13 Burton Albion 17 +1 24
14 Southend United 18 -2 23
15 Wycombe Wanderers 18 -1 22
16 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 21
17 Scunthorpe United 18 -10 21
18 Rochdale 18 -10 20
19 Gillingham 18 -4 18
20 Oxford United 18 -6 18
21 Bristol Rovers 18 -1 17
22 Plymouth Argyle 18 -15 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 18 -16 11
24 Bradford City 18 -19 11