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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Kyle Bennett (34')
  • Kevin Luckassen (62')
  • Matty Crooks (74')

Luckassen leveller helps 10-man Northampton earn point at Bristol Rovers

Substitute Kevin Luckassen netted a second-half equaliser as 10-man Northampton held out for a 1-1 League One draw at Bristol Rovers.
The hosts went ahead in the 34th minutes when Northampton goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell parried a shot from inside the box by Ellis Harrison, only for Kyle Bennett to latch onto the rebound and net from close range.
But Luckassen headed the Cobblers level after 62 minutes within moments of going on, rising to convert Brendan Moloney's right-wing cross.
Northampton had midfielder Matt Crooks sent off after 74 minutes for a second yellow card after he clattered into Stuart Sinclair.
And the visitors were grateful to a fine late save from O'Donnell to keep out Dominic Telford's low drive.
The first half saw Rovers midfielder Liam Sercombe clip the crossbar with a volley from 25 yards after 11 minutes and O'Donnell save well from Harrison.
Northampton's best first-half chance fell to striker Chris Long, who capitalised on an error by Tony Craig to break clear, but saw his shot saved by Sam Slocombe.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 17 +13 36
2 Ipswich Town 15 +15 33
3 Coventry City 17 +3 29
4 Peterborough United 17 +16 28
5 Blackpool 17 +5 28
6 Rotherham United 16 +12 27
7 Oxford United 16 +14 26
8 Fleetwood Town 15 +8 26
9 Sunderland 15 +6 25
10 Bristol Rovers 16 0 25
11 Shrewsbury Town 16 -2 24
12 Doncaster Rovers 14 +8 23
13 Portsmouth 15 +4 21
14 Gillingham 17 +1 21
15 Burton Albion 14 +3 20
16 Rochdale 18 -9 19
17 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
18 Tranmere Rovers 16 -10 16
19 Accrington Stanley 17 -10 15
20 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 13
21 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -13 13
22 Southend United 17 -31 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 14 -21 1