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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 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 Blackpool 16 +3 25
10 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
11 Walsall 17 -5 25
12 Fleetwood Town 17 +5 23
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