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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 14 +13 33
2 Peterborough United 14 +10 27
3 Sunderland 13 +13 26
4 Accrington Stanley 14 +5 26
5 Barnsley 13 +15 25
6 Doncaster Rovers 14 +5 25
7 Luton Town 14 +3 22
8 Walsall 13 +1 22
9 Charlton Athletic 13 +3 21
10 Coventry City 14 -1 21
11 Fleetwood Town 14 +8 20
12 Southend United 14 0 20
13 Blackpool 12 +5 19
14 Burton Albion 13 -1 17
15 Scunthorpe United 14 -7 17
16 Rochdale 14 -7 16
17 Wycombe Wanderers 14 -4 15
18 Shrewsbury Town 14 -4 12
19 Gillingham 13 -7 12
20 Bristol Rovers 14 -4 11
21 AFC Wimbledon 14 -10 11
22 Oxford United 14 -10 10
23 Bradford City 14 -12 10
24 Plymouth Argyle 14 -14 7

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