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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Shay Facey (45')
  • John-Joe O'Toole (64')
  • John Nolan (67')
  • Abu Ogogo (65')

Jon Nolan earns Shrewsbury a point at Northampton

Shrewsbury missed the chance to go back to the top of the Sky Bet League One table after being held to a 1-1 draw at Northampton.
Shay Facey's first-half goal gave the Cobblers a surprise lead but Jon Nolan struck midway through the second period to send Shrewsbury home with a point.
Both teams could have taken an early lead when Dean Henderson pushed Kevin van Veen's effort around the post and then Shrewsbury skipper Abu Agogo headed just wide.
The opening goal came on the brink of half-time and went the way of the struggling hosts when Boris Mathis and Joe Bunney combined on the left for the latter to send in a teasing cross that was steered home by Facey.
Tempers boiled over in the second half when John-Joe O'Toole and Ogogo both saw red after a tussle on the ground, and Shrewsbury were then level within moments as a half-cleared free-kick fell to Jon Nolan whose first-time volley found the bottom corner.
Omar Beckles missed a late chance to win it as Northampton held on for a point.

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English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 46 +60 98
2 Blackburn Rovers 46 +42 96
3 Shrewsbury Town 46 +21 87
4 Rotherham United 46 +20 79
5 Scunthorpe United 46 +15 74
6 Charlton Athletic 46 +7 71
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 -1 68
8 Portsmouth 46 +1 66
9 Peterborough United 46 +8 64
10 Southend United 46 -4 63
11 Bradford City 46 -10 63
12 Blackpool 46 +5 60
13 Bristol Rovers 46 -6 59
14 Fleetwood Town 46 -9 57
15 Doncaster Rovers 46 0 56
16 Oxford United 46 -5 56
17 Gillingham 46 -5 56
18 AFC Wimbledon 46 -11 53
19 Walsall 46 -13 52
20 Rochdale 46 -8 51
21 Oldham Athletic 46 -17 50
22 Northampton Town 46 -34 47
23 Milton Keynes Dons 46 -26 45
24 Bury 46 -30 36