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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Neal Bishop (90'+4')

Neal Bishop nets last-gasp winner for Scunthorpe

Neal Bishop headed home a stoppage-time winner as Scunthorpe left it late to secure a 1-0 victory over Bristol Rovers.
The midfielder stole into the penalty area to meet a ball in from the right and end the resistance of a stubborn Rovers rearguard.
The Iron undoubtedly showed more attacking intent in a largely uninspiring affair, but for much of the match lacked the necessary quality in the final third to penetrate a well-organised back four.
Having started brightly, with Rory Gaffney firing into the side netting and Chris Lines unable to keep the ball down with a shot from range, the Pirates looked capable of taking the game to their hosts.
But as time wore on, and Scunthorpe began to get on top, the visitors defended deep and in numbers.
Rovers had a let off when a header from centre-back Tom Broadbent - after he had beaten his own keeper to the ball - fizzed wide of the post and soon after Lee Brown slid in to deny Lee Novak's angled shot after the Iron man had rounded Adam Smith.
When Scunthorpe substitute Paddy Madden skied a shot into the stand as the game entered stoppage time, it looked like the hosts' opportunity for a winner had gone with it.
But up popped Bishop right at the end to secure his side all three points.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 44 +59 94
2 Blackburn Rovers 44 +42 93
3 Shrewsbury Town 44 +22 86
4 Rotherham United 44 +20 76
5 Charlton Athletic 44 +7 68
6 Scunthorpe United 43 +11 67
7 Plymouth Argyle 43 +3 65
8 Portsmouth 44 0 63
9 Peterborough United 44 +8 61
10 Bradford City 43 -8 61
11 Blackpool 44 +6 59
12 Southend United 44 -6 59
13 Bristol Rovers 44 -6 57
14 Doncaster Rovers 43 +1 54
15 Fleetwood Town 44 -9 54
16 Oxford United 44 -5 53
17 Gillingham 44 -8 52
18 AFC Wimbledon 43 -11 50
19 Rochdale 44 -8 48
20 Walsall 43 -12 48
21 Oldham Athletic 44 -17 48
22 Northampton Town 44 -33 46
23 Milton Keynes Dons 44 -25 42
24 Bury 44 -31 32

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