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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Josh Morris (8')
  • John Nolan (51')
  • Stefan Payne (59' PEN)

Stefan Payne seals Shrewsbury success at Scunthorpe

Second-half goals from Jon Nolan and Stefan Payne saw Shrewsbury Town come from behind to claim a 2-1 win at snowy Scunthorpe.
But, while the Shrews' victory coincided with a much-improved performance after the break, their climb back into the automatic promotion places was via a tale of two penalties.
Scunthorpe went in front in only the eighth minute when a Josh Morris free-kick held up in the wind and deceived goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.
Crucially the hosts were unable to find a second goal with Duane Holmes volleying against the post and Morris seeing a low spot-kick saved just minutes before half-time after Ivan Toney had been bundled over in the box.
It was to prove a costly miss as the visitors levelled within six minutes of the restart, Nolan ghosting through to fire between the legs of Matt Gilks to complete a flowing team move in slippery conditions.
And an impressive turnaround was complete before the hour mark with Payne smashing his penalty into the top corner after Toney had tripped Nolan to earn his side a fourth-straight win.

English League One Standings

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