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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.

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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