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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Nathaniel Knight-Percival (14')
  • Matthew Lund (71')
  • Charlie Wyke (90'+5')
  • Brett Pitman (61')

Portsmouth's play-off hopes dented by Bradford

Bradford dented the Sky Bet League One play-off hopes of Portsmouth with only their second win in 16 matches.
Pompey had the chance to move into the top six but were denied by Nat Knight-Percival, substitute Matthew Lund and leading scorer Charlie Wyke - who gave the Bantams a 3-1 victory.
Knight-Percival put Bradford in front in the 14th minute. Tony McMahon's corner was headed into the defender's path by Matt Kilgallon and Knight-Percival hooked the ball high into the net.
Colin Doyle then made two saves from Wolves loanee Connor Ronan and Portsmouth captain Brett Pitman to preserve Bradford's lead before half-time.
Portsmouth equalised in the 61st minute with a superb goal from Pitman - his 22nd of the League One season.
The Pompey skipper took a pass from substitute Stuart O'Keefe and scored with a 25-yard shot, the ball taking a slight deflection as it flew past the diving Doyle and into the corner.
Lund, on loan from Burton, restored Bradford's lead in the 71st minute with his first goal for the club, racing on to Wyke's flicked pass before forcing his way past Matt Clarke.
Wyke then put the result beyond doubt in the fifth minute of added time, slotting the ball into the empty net after keeper Luke McGee parried McMahon's 20-yard free-kick.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Plymouth Argyle 20 +15 43
2 Ipswich Town 20 +19 42
3 Sheffield Wednesday 20 +19 41
4 Barnsley 19 +9 33
5 Bolton Wanderers 19 +6 32
6 Peterborough United 20 +10 31
7 Derby County 19 +7 30
8 Portsmouth 18 +6 29
9 Port Vale 20 -5 29
10 Wycombe Wanderers 20 +3 28
11 Exeter City 20 +2 26
12 Lincoln City 19 -2 26
13 Shrewsbury Town 20 -2 26
14 Oxford United 20 +4 25
15 Bristol Rovers 20 -3 25
16 Cheltenham Town 19 -5 25
17 Charlton Athletic 20 +2 24
18 Fleetwood Town 20 +1 23
19 Accrington Stanley 20 -11 21
20 Cambridge United 20 -13 20
21 Forest Green Rovers 20 -21 17
22 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -11 15
23 Burton Albion 20 -15 15
24 Morecambe 20 -15 15