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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Joe Mattock (90'+1')

Joe Mattock downs Portsmouth with last-gasp Rotherham winner

Joe Mattock scored a last-gasp goal to seal all three points against play-off rivals Portsmouth with a 1-0 win at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Rotherham had looked the more likely through the second half and their pressure paid off when Joe Mattock headed in the winner in the first minute of stoppage-time.
Kai Naismith had the first opportunity of the match for Pompey but he sliced Matty Kennedy's cross high and wide. before Brett Pitman then headed straight at Marek Rodak when well placed.
David Ball had Rotherham's first effort but his shot was deflected just over before the hosts applied the pressure early in the second half and had a succession of chances from corners.
Richard Wood's goal-bound header was blocked and Will Vaulks' follow-up was deflected behind, with Semi Ajayi also having a shot scrambled away.
Kennedy threatened for the visitors but his shot from the edge of the box ballooned over.
Former Portsmouth striker Michael Smith was brought on for his home debut and a chance fell to him quickly but he was denied with a well-timed block.
However, Smith did have a part to deny Portsmouth as he set up the winner with his cross to the back-post being met powerfully by Mattock.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 22 +18 48
2 Luton Town 22 +21 44
3 Sunderland 20 +22 43
4 Peterborough United 22 +12 40
5 Charlton Athletic 22 +11 40
6 Doncaster Rovers 22 +11 38
7 Barnsley 21 +14 36
8 Blackpool 21 +4 34
9 Wycombe Wanderers 22 +2 32
10 Fleetwood Town 22 +6 30
11 Walsall 22 -10 30
12 Southend United 22 0 29
13 Coventry City 22 -4 29
14 Accrington Stanley 21 -5 28
15 Burton Albion 21 -3 27
16 Gillingham 22 -3 25
17 Shrewsbury Town 22 -3 25
18 Oxford United 22 -4 25
19 Rochdale 22 -12 24
20 Scunthorpe United 22 -18 21
21 Plymouth Argyle 22 -15 20
22 Bradford City 22 -17 18
23 Bristol Rovers 22 -9 17
24 AFC Wimbledon 22 -18 15