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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Blackpool held at home by Bristol Rovers

Blackpool are still searching for their first home league win since October after they were held to a goalless draw at Bloomfield Road by Bristol Rovers.
It was a bright start from both sides, with Rory Gaffney having a goal ruled out for offside in the opening minute and Sean Longstaff firing just wide for Blackpool.
Blackpool carried the greater threat before the break, Sessi D'Almeida shooting wide from distance on a couple of occasions, but neither side managed a shot on target in the first half.
Colin Daniel came within inches of giving the Seasiders the lead after 56 minutes as his cross from the left almost caught out Adam Smith but drifted just beyond the far post.
But Rovers were almost gifted a winner on 77 minutes as Blackpool keeper Joe Lumley charged recklessly from his goal and was beaten by Gaffney, who just missed the open goal from a tight angle on the edge of the area.
However, Lumley played a key role in securing a point two minutes later, twice denying Joe Partington from close range at a corner.

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