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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Conor Chaplin (50')
  • Adam Armstrong (21', 87')
  • Lewis Travis (90'+2')

Adam Armstrong scores a brace as Blackburn claim win on south coast

Adam Armstrong scored twice as Blackburn returned to winning ways with a 2-1 triumph at Portsmouth.
Armstrong fired the promotion chasers to a first victory in three matches three minutes from time after Conor Chaplin had cancelled out his first half opener.
The visitors finished with 10 men after Lewis Travis was sent off in stoppage time for a shocking challenge on Nathan Thompson.
Blackburn had the better of the early exchanges and home goalkeeper Luke McGhee reacted smartly to deny Dominic Samuel with his legs.
Newcastle loanee Armstrong's classy 23rd minute finish after Charlie Mulgrew had flicked on Richie Smallwood's cross gave Blackburn the lead.
Pompey captain Brett Pitman and on loan Tottenham defender Anton Walkes both went close for the south coast side before the break.
Chaplin looked to have rescued Pompey a point by heading his second goal in four days early in the second half.
But Armstrong had the final word when he rammed home from close range after catching the home defence cold.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 38 +41 80
2 Barnsley 38 +36 75
3 Sunderland 37 +30 73
4 Portsmouth 38 +25 71
5 Charlton Athletic 38 +18 67
6 Doncaster Rovers 37 +15 57
7 Coventry City 38 +1 56
8 Peterborough United 38 +4 55
9 Blackpool 38 -1 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 +8 52
11 Burton Albion 38 +4 50
12 Plymouth Argyle 38 -12 45
13 Bristol Rovers 37 0 44
14 Wycombe Wanderers 38 -11 44
15 Accrington Stanley 36 -11 44
16 Gillingham 38 -12 44
17 Scunthorpe United 38 -18 44
18 Shrewsbury Town 38 -8 43
19 Oxford United 38 -10 43
20 Southend United 38 -8 42
21 Walsall 38 -18 42
22 AFC Wimbledon 38 -21 39
23 Rochdale 37 -31 38
24 Bradford City 38 -21 36