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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Adam May (90'+1')
  • James Bolton (21')

Shrewsbury see off Portsmouth at Fratton Park

James Bolton bagged his first goal for Shrewsbury as they beat Portsmouth 1-0 at Fratton Park.
Bolton, who joined from Gateshead last summer, scored from a 21st-minute corner to move the Shrews back into the automatic promotion spots.
Pompey ended the game with 10 men after Adam May picked up his second booking for a foul on Stefan Payne in stoppage time.
The visitors showed their intent in the opening moments when Abu Ogogo headed just wide in the third minute.
And Shrewsbury took the lead in the 21st minute when Shaun Whalley's corner made its way through the Portsmouth area before being poked in at the back post by Bolton.
Oliver Hawkins then had Pompey's best chance after he was picked out in the box by Gareth Evans but he could not guide his header past Craig MacGillivray.
And the home side were left furious seconds later as referee David Coote waved their appeal for a penalty away when Whalley appeared to handle the ball in his own area.
Pompey went close throughout the second-half, with Brett Pitman firing the final chance wide in stoppage time after May had been dismissed.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 14 +13 33
2 Peterborough United 14 +10 27
3 Sunderland 13 +13 26
4 Accrington Stanley 14 +5 26
5 Barnsley 13 +15 25
6 Doncaster Rovers 14 +5 25
7 Luton Town 14 +3 22
8 Walsall 13 +1 22
9 Charlton Athletic 13 +3 21
10 Coventry City 14 -1 21
11 Fleetwood Town 14 +8 20
12 Southend United 14 0 20
13 Blackpool 12 +5 19
14 Burton Albion 13 -1 17
15 Scunthorpe United 14 -7 17
16 Rochdale 14 -7 16
17 Wycombe Wanderers 14 -4 15
18 Shrewsbury Town 14 -4 12
19 Gillingham 13 -7 12
20 Bristol Rovers 14 -4 11
21 AFC Wimbledon 14 -10 11
22 Oxford United 14 -10 10
23 Bradford City 14 -12 10
24 Plymouth Argyle 14 -14 7

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