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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.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 27 +21 57
2 Luton Town 27 +25 53
3 Sunderland 26 +22 52
4 Charlton Athletic 28 +15 50
5 Barnsley 26 +21 49
6 Peterborough United 27 +13 47
7 Doncaster Rovers 27 +14 45
8 Coventry City 28 -2 39
9 Blackpool 26 +2 38
10 Fleetwood Town 27 +5 35
11 Burton Albion 27 0 35
12 Southend United 27 0 35
13 Wycombe Wanderers 27 -3 35
14 Accrington Stanley 26 -8 35
15 Scunthorpe United 28 -17 33
16 Walsall 27 -14 32
17 Gillingham 27 -6 31
18 Shrewsbury Town 27 -6 30
19 Rochdale 28 -24 30
20 Bristol Rovers 27 -4 28
21 Oxford United 27 -10 27
22 Bradford City 27 -12 27
23 Plymouth Argyle 27 -15 27
24 AFC Wimbledon 27 -17 23