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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Omar Beckles (59')
  • Stefan Payne (73')
  • Lenell John-Lewis (90'+2')
  • Gwion Edwards (14')

Shrewsbury fight back to beat Posh

Shrewsbury impressively hit back from a goal down to beat Peterborough 3-1.
Gwion Edwards gave Posh a half-time lead but Omar Beckles, Stefan Payne and Lenell John-Lewis completed the fightback for Paul Hurst's third-placed side.
Shrewsbury started brightly and Ben Godfrey fired narrowly wide and Nathan Thomas lifted an effort over the bar.
But Peterborough, needing a win to keep alive their play-off challenge, took the lead in the 14th minute as Edwards cut in from the left and drilled in a low shot from 20 yards.
Craig MacGillivray made an excellent save from Leonardo Da Silva Lopes early in the second half before the hosts pulled level in the 59th minute. Posh were unable to clear a corner and defender Beckles fired home on the turn.
Peterborough striker Danny Lloyd was then denied by a goalline clearance.
Shrewsbury moved in front in the 73rd minute when top scorer Payne pounced on an error from Jack Baldwin to fire home his 14th goal of the season.
Then substitute John-Lewis, set up by Arthur Gnahoua, produced a confident finish in stoppage time to complete a good night's work for Shrewsbury.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 18 +15 36
3 Peterborough United 19 +17 32
4 Blackpool 19 +7 32
5 Bristol Rovers 18 +3 31
6 Coventry City 19 +3 31
7 Oxford United 18 +18 30
8 Rotherham United 19 +11 30
9 Fleetwood Town 17 +7 29
10 Portsmouth 18 +8 28
11 Sunderland 18 +4 26
12 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 25
13 Doncaster Rovers 16 +7 24
14 Gillingham 19 +1 24
15 Burton Albion 18 +1 24
16 Rochdale 20 -11 22
17 Lincoln City 18 -2 21
18 Accrington Stanley 19 -4 19
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -7 17
20 Tranmere Rovers 18 -11 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -14 14
22 Southend United 20 -37 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 16 -27 2