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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 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 17 +19 36
3 Barnsley 17 +17 34
4 Peterborough United 18 +11 34
5 Luton Town 18 +12 32
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Blackpool 17 +4 28
8 Doncaster Rovers 18 +2 28
9 Coventry City 18 +1 28
10 Accrington Stanley 18 0 28
11 Walsall 18 -5 26
12 Fleetwood Town 18 +5 24
13 Burton Albion 17 +1 24
14 Southend United 18 -2 23
15 Wycombe Wanderers 18 -1 22
16 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 21
17 Scunthorpe United 18 -10 21
18 Rochdale 18 -10 20
19 Gillingham 18 -4 18
20 Oxford United 18 -6 18
21 Bristol Rovers 18 -1 17
22 Plymouth Argyle 18 -15 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 18 -16 11
24 Bradford City 18 -19 11