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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Patrick Madden (56')
  • Moses Makasi (16')

Madden equaliser ends Plymouth's winning streak

A defiant Fleetwood stopped Plymouth's winning streak as they fought back to draw 1-1 at Highbury.
Plymouth, looking to claim a seventh successive victory in League One, took a 15th-minute lead when a poor Nathan Pond clearance resulted in Moses Makasi curling the ball home following a slick one-two move with Ruben Lameiras.
That goal, however, did not knock the stuffing out of Fleetwood and they created an abundance of chances to level, with Ash Hunter wasting a one-on-one opportunity.
Conor McAleny also fired over the bar at the near post and forced Remi Matthews into a fine diving save.
But Town were more clinical in the second half as Paddy Madden popped up tap home Hunter's chip over the top in the 55th minute.
As Fleetwood pushed for a winner, Madden sliced the ball wide and McAleny was left fuming after his penalty appeal was waved away after his strike looked to have been handled by Gary Sawyer in the box.
But it would take a fine late diving save from Alex Cairns to deny Plymouth yet another victory as he tipped Graham Carey's effort away right at the end.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Peterborough United 29 +24 58
2 Lincoln City 29 +19 57
3 Hull City 31 +21 53
4 Portsmouth 29 +19 51
5 Sunderland 29 +20 50
6 Doncaster Rovers 27 +12 49
7 Accrington Stanley 28 +9 46
8 Oxford United 28 +8 44
9 Charlton Athletic 30 +4 44
10 Ipswich Town 28 +4 44
11 Crewe Alexandra 30 +2 43
12 Plymouth Argyle 30 -7 42
13 Milton Keynes Dons 30 +4 41
14 Blackpool 26 +4 40
15 Gillingham 30 -3 40
16 Shrewsbury Town 27 0 37
17 Fleetwood Town 30 +5 36
18 Rochdale 30 -14 28
19 Swindon Town 30 -20 28
20 AFC Wimbledon 28 -20 28
21 Bristol Rovers 29 -20 27
22 Wigan Athletic 30 -26 27
23 Northampton Town 30 -24 26
24 Burton Albion 28 -21 25