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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Danny Lloyd (59')
  • Tony Craig (55')

Peterborough into play-off places after draw with Bristol Rovers

Peterborough came from behind to climb into the Sky Bet League One play-off places following a 1-1 draw against Bristol Rovers.
The two teams exchanged goals in the space of four minutes early in the second half of an entertaining clash at the ABAX Stadium.
The visitors hit the front when January signing Tony Craig pounced for his first Rovers goal in the 55th minute after a Chris Lines free-kick caused panic in the Posh defence.
But the hosts responded impressively and almost instantly as Danny Lloyd was picked out by a cross from assist king Marcus Maddison to fire in his 13th goal of the campaign.
Posh looked the likeliest team to find a winner as top scorer Jack Marriott saw an effort deflected wide by Craig before Junior Morias headed against the outside of a post from a tight angle.
Rovers also had their moments in the final quarter as Liam Sercombe lashed an opportunity wide before captain Ollie Clarke hooked another chance over.
The point lifted Posh into sixth place while Rovers remain six points off the play-off zone.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 17 +15 35
3 Peterborough United 18 +17 31
4 Rotherham United 18 +12 30
5 Coventry City 18 +3 30
6 Oxford United 17 +18 29
7 Fleetwood Town 16 +9 29
8 Blackpool 18 +5 29
9 Bristol Rovers 17 +1 28
10 Portsmouth 17 +8 27
11 Sunderland 17 +5 26
12 Burton Albion 17 +3 24
13 Shrewsbury Town 17 -3 24
14 Doncaster Rovers 15 +7 23
15 Gillingham 18 0 21
16 Rochdale 19 -12 19
17 Accrington Stanley 18 -4 18
18 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
19 AFC Wimbledon 18 -7 16
20 Tranmere Rovers 17 -11 16
21 Milton Keynes Dons 18 -14 13
22 Southend United 19 -35 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 15 -27 1