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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Adam May (90'+1')
  • James Bolton (21')

Shrewsbury see off Portsmouth at Fratton Park

James Bolton bagged his first goal for Shrewsbury as they beat Portsmouth 1-0 at Fratton Park.
Bolton, who joined from Gateshead last summer, scored from a 21st-minute corner to move the Shrews back into the automatic promotion spots.
Pompey ended the game with 10 men after Adam May picked up his second booking for a foul on Stefan Payne in stoppage time.
The visitors showed their intent in the opening moments when Abu Ogogo headed just wide in the third minute.
And Shrewsbury took the lead in the 21st minute when Shaun Whalley's corner made its way through the Portsmouth area before being poked in at the back post by Bolton.
Oliver Hawkins then had Pompey's best chance after he was picked out in the box by Gareth Evans but he could not guide his header past Craig MacGillivray.
And the home side were left furious seconds later as referee David Coote waved their appeal for a penalty away when Whalley appeared to handle the ball in his own area.
Pompey went close throughout the second-half, with Brett Pitman firing the final chance wide in stoppage time after May had been dismissed.

English League One Standings

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