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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Nathaniel Knight-Percival (14')
  • Matthew Lund (71')
  • Charlie Wyke (90'+5')
  • Brett Pitman (61')

Portsmouth's play-off hopes dented by Bradford

Bradford dented the Sky Bet League One play-off hopes of Portsmouth with only their second win in 16 matches.
Pompey had the chance to move into the top six but were denied by Nat Knight-Percival, substitute Matthew Lund and leading scorer Charlie Wyke - who gave the Bantams a 3-1 victory.
Knight-Percival put Bradford in front in the 14th minute. Tony McMahon's corner was headed into the defender's path by Matt Kilgallon and Knight-Percival hooked the ball high into the net.
Colin Doyle then made two saves from Wolves loanee Connor Ronan and Portsmouth captain Brett Pitman to preserve Bradford's lead before half-time.
Portsmouth equalised in the 61st minute with a superb goal from Pitman - his 22nd of the League One season.
The Pompey skipper took a pass from substitute Stuart O'Keefe and scored with a 25-yard shot, the ball taking a slight deflection as it flew past the diving Doyle and into the corner.
Lund, on loan from Burton, restored Bradford's lead in the 71st minute with his first goal for the club, racing on to Wyke's flicked pass before forcing his way past Matt Clarke.
Wyke then put the result beyond doubt in the fifth minute of added time, slotting the ball into the empty net after keeper Luke McGee parried McMahon's 20-yard free-kick.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Walsall 18 -5 26
10 Blackpool 16 +3 25
11 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
12 Fleetwood Town 18 +5 24
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10