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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Conor McAleny (81')
  • Jamal Lowe (24')
  • Oliver Hawkins (75')

Portsmouth add to Fleetwood's woes

A late fightback could not prevent Fleetwood losing their eighth game in a row as Portsmouth became the latest team to collect three points from Highbury.
The sacking of manager Uwe Rosler failed to reverse Town's fortunes as Saturday's 3-0 loss to Doncaster was followed by a 2-1 reverse.
They fell behind to a 24th-minute strike from Jamal Lowe, who curled home after Ben Close's shot was blocked.
Caretaker head coach Barry Nicholson's first taste of the hot-seat in league football did not go to plan, with Oliver Hawkins giving the visitors a 2-0 lead in the 75th minute as he bundled home Lowe's parried cross.
The hosts did show some spirit late on as a superb Conor McAleny strike in the 82nd minute set up a tense finish.
Fleetwood dominated the dying embers but they could not find that elusive leveller and remain just above the drop zone.

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English League One Standings

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

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