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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Conor Chaplin (50')
  • Adam Armstrong (21', 87')
  • Lewis Travis (90'+2')

Adam Armstrong scores a brace as Blackburn claim win on south coast

Adam Armstrong scored twice as Blackburn returned to winning ways with a 2-1 triumph at Portsmouth.
Armstrong fired the promotion chasers to a first victory in three matches three minutes from time after Conor Chaplin had cancelled out his first half opener.
The visitors finished with 10 men after Lewis Travis was sent off in stoppage time for a shocking challenge on Nathan Thompson.
Blackburn had the better of the early exchanges and home goalkeeper Luke McGhee reacted smartly to deny Dominic Samuel with his legs.
Newcastle loanee Armstrong's classy 23rd minute finish after Charlie Mulgrew had flicked on Richie Smallwood's cross gave Blackburn the lead.
Pompey captain Brett Pitman and on loan Tottenham defender Anton Walkes both went close for the south coast side before the break.
Chaplin looked to have rescued Pompey a point by heading his second goal in four days early in the second half.
But Armstrong had the final word when he rammed home from close range after catching the home defence cold.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 33 +38 71
2 Barnsley 33 +31 66
3 Sunderland 32 +25 62
4 Portsmouth 33 +19 61
5 Charlton Athletic 33 +15 56
6 Doncaster Rovers 31 +19 53
7 Peterborough United 33 +7 52
8 Blackpool 32 +6 48
9 Coventry City 33 -1 46
10 Fleetwood Town 33 +8 45
11 Burton Albion 33 +2 43
12 Wycombe Wanderers 33 -5 43
13 Southend United 33 -1 40
14 Accrington Stanley 31 -9 40
15 Scunthorpe United 33 -17 40
16 Plymouth Argyle 33 -13 38
17 Gillingham 33 -13 36
18 Walsall 33 -19 35
19 Bristol Rovers 32 -4 34
20 Rochdale 33 -26 34
21 Shrewsbury Town 32 -10 33
22 Oxford United 33 -12 33
23 Bradford City 33 -16 33
24 AFC Wimbledon 33 -24 29