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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Blackpool held at home by Bristol Rovers

Blackpool are still searching for their first home league win since October after they were held to a goalless draw at Bloomfield Road by Bristol Rovers.
It was a bright start from both sides, with Rory Gaffney having a goal ruled out for offside in the opening minute and Sean Longstaff firing just wide for Blackpool.
Blackpool carried the greater threat before the break, Sessi D'Almeida shooting wide from distance on a couple of occasions, but neither side managed a shot on target in the first half.
Colin Daniel came within inches of giving the Seasiders the lead after 56 minutes as his cross from the left almost caught out Adam Smith but drifted just beyond the far post.
But Rovers were almost gifted a winner on 77 minutes as Blackpool keeper Joe Lumley charged recklessly from his goal and was beaten by Gaffney, who just missed the open goal from a tight angle on the edge of the area.
However, Lumley played a key role in securing a point two minutes later, twice denying Joe Partington from close range at a corner.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 18 +15 36
3 Peterborough United 19 +17 32
4 Blackpool 19 +7 32
5 Bristol Rovers 18 +3 31
6 Coventry City 19 +3 31
7 Oxford United 18 +18 30
8 Rotherham United 19 +11 30
9 Fleetwood Town 17 +7 29
10 Portsmouth 18 +8 28
11 Sunderland 18 +4 26
12 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 25
13 Doncaster Rovers 16 +7 24
14 Gillingham 19 +1 24
15 Burton Albion 18 +1 24
16 Rochdale 20 -11 22
17 Lincoln City 18 -2 21
18 Accrington Stanley 19 -4 19
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -7 17
20 Tranmere Rovers 18 -11 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -14 14
22 Southend United 20 -37 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 16 -27 2