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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Joe Partington (65')
  • Omar Beckles (62')
  • Alex Rodman (88')
  • Aristote Nsiala (88')

Rodman nets late winner as Shrewsbury move back into top two

Substitute Alex Rodman scored a late winner as Shrewsbury beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 to move back into the automatic promotion places in League One.
Rodman, who replaced Nathan Thomas with 16 minutes remaining, produced a brilliant solo run on the left into Rovers box and saw his 88th-minute cross-shot from a narrow angle go in at the far post.
The visitors had taken a 62nd-minute lead when left-back Omar Beckles rose above his markers in a crowded box to nod home Shaun Whalley's free-kick.
But three minutes later Rovers were level as right-back Joe Partington collected a Liam Sercombe pass on the edge of the box and fired low past unsighted Shrews goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray.
Both sides improved after the break and produced an exciting finale to what had been a forgettable clash.
The best chance of a poor first half fell to Shrewsbury striker Carlton Morris, who volleyed wide from six yards out when Aristote Nsiala headed a Whalley free-kick across goal.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Coventry City 34 +18 67
2 Rotherham United 35 +23 62
3 Oxford United 35 +24 60
4 Portsmouth 35 +17 60
5 Fleetwood Town 35 +13 60
6 Peterborough United 35 +28 59
7 Sunderland 36 +16 59
8 Wycombe Wanderers 34 +5 59
9 Doncaster Rovers 34 +18 54
10 Ipswich Town 36 +10 52
11 Gillingham 35 +8 51
12 Burton Albion 35 0 48
13 Blackpool 35 +1 45
14 Bristol Rovers 35 -11 45
15 Lincoln City 35 -2 42
16 Shrewsbury Town 34 -11 41
17 Accrington Stanley 35 -6 40
18 Milton Keynes Dons 35 -11 37
19 Rochdale 34 -18 36
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 -13 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 -24 32
22 Southend United 35 -46 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 -39 14