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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Danny Lloyd (3', 71')
  • Jack Marriott (63')
  • Eoghan O'Connell (56')

Danny Lloyd at the double as Peterborough brush past 10-man Bury

Danny Lloyd struck twice as Peterborough defeated 10-man Bury in a 3-0 victory to earn back-to-back Sky Bet League One wins for the first time since August.
It was far from a stroll for Grant McCann's men as the visitors were often the most threatening side until defender Eoghan O'Connell was dismissed just before the hour-mark.
Lloyd headed an early opener when he was picked out by Marcus Maddison's third-minute corner, but only the brilliance of goalkeeper Jonathan Bond preserved the lead as he pulled off a string of smart saves to deny Chris Maguire and Rohan Ince from long range.
Posh's task was made easier when O'Connell was sent off after picking up two cautions in as many minutes - the first for handling the ball and a late aerial challenge on Maddison saw him dismissed in the 56th minute.
Posh made the most of their numerical advantage when top-scorer Jack Marriott headed home his 19th goal of the season following an exquisite Maddison cross in the 64th minute.
The result was put beyond doubt when Lloyd - their late match-winner at Fleetwood last week - thumped in his third goal in two games with a 25-yard rocket seven minutes later.

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English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 46 +60 98
2 Blackburn Rovers 46 +42 96
3 Shrewsbury Town 46 +21 87
4 Rotherham United 46 +20 79
5 Scunthorpe United 46 +15 74
6 Charlton Athletic 46 +7 71
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 -1 68
8 Portsmouth 46 +1 66
9 Peterborough United 46 +8 64
10 Southend United 46 -4 63
11 Bradford City 46 -10 63
12 Blackpool 46 +5 60
13 Bristol Rovers 46 -6 59
14 Fleetwood Town 46 -9 57
15 Doncaster Rovers 46 0 56
16 Oxford United 46 -5 56
17 Gillingham 46 -5 56
18 AFC Wimbledon 46 -11 53
19 Walsall 46 -13 52
20 Rochdale 46 -8 51
21 Oldham Athletic 46 -17 50
22 Northampton Town 46 -34 47
23 Milton Keynes Dons 46 -26 45
24 Bury 46 -30 36