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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Joe Partington (65')
  • Omar Beckles (62')
  • Alex Rodman (88')
  • Aristote Nsiala (88')

Rodman nets late winner as Shrewsbury move back into top two

Substitute Alex Rodman scored a late winner as Shrewsbury beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 to move back into the automatic promotion places in League One.
Rodman, who replaced Nathan Thomas with 16 minutes remaining, produced a brilliant solo run on the left into Rovers box and saw his 88th-minute cross-shot from a narrow angle go in at the far post.
The visitors had taken a 62nd-minute lead when left-back Omar Beckles rose above his markers in a crowded box to nod home Shaun Whalley's free-kick.
But three minutes later Rovers were level as right-back Joe Partington collected a Liam Sercombe pass on the edge of the box and fired low past unsighted Shrews goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray.
Both sides improved after the break and produced an exciting finale to what had been a forgettable clash.
The best chance of a poor first half fell to Shrewsbury striker Carlton Morris, who volleyed wide from six yards out when Aristote Nsiala headed a Whalley free-kick across goal.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ipswich Town 12 +14 27
2 Wycombe Wanderers 14 +9 27
3 Peterborough United 13 +14 24
4 Fleetwood Town 12 +9 23
5 Oxford United 14 +11 22
6 Doncaster Rovers 13 +8 22
7 Sunderland 13 +6 22
8 Blackpool 14 +2 21
9 Coventry City 13 +1 21
10 Bristol Rovers 14 -1 21
11 Rochdale 14 -3 19
12 Rotherham United 12 +7 18
13 Burton Albion 12 +3 18
14 Shrewsbury Town 13 -3 18
15 Lincoln City 15 -3 17
16 Portsmouth 12 +1 16
17 Gillingham 14 +2 15
18 Accrington Stanley 13 -4 14
19 Milton Keynes Dons 14 -9 13
20 Tranmere Rovers 14 -10 13
21 AFC Wimbledon 15 -6 12
22 Southend United 14 -25 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 12 -23 -5