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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Omar Bogle (39')
  • Steven Taylor (53')
  • Julien Ngoy (9')

Peterborough end winless run against Walsall

Peterborough earned a first win in eight games after beating Walsall 2-1 in front of the man tipped to become their new manager.
Caretaker David Oldfield took charge of the success in the heavy ABAX Stadium snow following the Sunday sacking of Grant McCann.
Steve Evans - expected to succeed McCann after resigning as Mansfield boss - saw Posh fall behind in the ninth minute when Julien Ngoy raced onto an Erhun Oztumer pass and finished coolly.
Posh should have been level within two minutes, but Marcus Maddison saw his penalty saved by the legs of Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts after Jack Marriott had been pulled down by Jack Fitzwater.
Loan striker Omar Bogle did eventually equalise for the hosts six minutes before the break, pouncing on Nicky Devlin's underhit back-pass to grab his first Peterborough goal.
The turnaround was completed eight minutes into the second half when captain Jack Baldwin fired through a crowd of players after Maddison had hit a post.
Posh had a lucky escape with 15 minutes to go as Luke Leahy headed an Oztumer corner against a post before Marriott was twice denied a clincher in the closing stages.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 43 +47 90
2 Barnsley 43 +38 85
3 Sunderland 42 +35 83
4 Portsmouth 42 +32 83
5 Charlton Athletic 43 +23 79
6 Doncaster Rovers 43 +17 69
7 Peterborough United 42 +9 65
8 Coventry City 43 +3 64
9 Burton Albion 43 +11 60
10 Blackpool 43 +1 59
11 Fleetwood Town 42 +7 57
12 Oxford United 43 -5 56
13 Gillingham 43 -12 51
14 Bristol Rovers 43 -3 50
15 Shrewsbury Town 43 -7 50
16 Accrington Stanley 43 -21 48
17 Rochdale 43 -31 48
18 Wycombe Wanderers 43 -13 47
19 Plymouth Argyle 43 -18 47
20 Scunthorpe United 43 -24 46
21 AFC Wimbledon 43 -22 45
22 Southend United 43 -14 44
23 Walsall 43 -24 43
24 Bradford City 43 -29 36