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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Alex Revell (85')
  • Gwion Edwards (32')
  • Junior Morias (41')
  • Jack Marriott (75')
  • Marcus Maddison (90'+2' PEN)

Posh on top after crushing Cobblers

Peterborough took over at the top of Sky Bet League One after their winning start to the season continued with a convincing 4-1 victory at struggling rivals Northampton.
Gwion Edwards, Junior Morias, Jack Marriott and Marcus Maddison all scored for Posh, who notched a fourth win from four while inflicting another defeat on winless Northampton, who are now bottom.
The contest took a while to get going but Peterborough soon assumed control with Leonardo Da Silva Lopes volleying over before Edwards' run and shot from Steven Taylor's pass put them ahead on 32 minutes.
Morias was then off-target for the dominant visitors but he fixed his radar on the cusp of half-time when collecting Edwards' throw-in and shooting low into the corner.
Northampton struggled to mount any sort of comeback, and their afternoon got worse when Marriott latched onto a long ball and coolly rolled home on 75 minutes.
Alex Revell headed in Matt Grimes' corner for a consolation but Peterborough had the final say when Maddison converted from the spot in stoppage time after Aaron Pierre tripped Marriott.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Blackpool 16 +3 25
10 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
11 Walsall 17 -5 25
12 Fleetwood Town 17 +5 23
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10