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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Patrick Madden (56')
  • Moses Makasi (16')

Madden equaliser ends Plymouth's winning streak

A defiant Fleetwood stopped Plymouth's winning streak as they fought back to draw 1-1 at Highbury.
Plymouth, looking to claim a seventh successive victory in League One, took a 15th-minute lead when a poor Nathan Pond clearance resulted in Moses Makasi curling the ball home following a slick one-two move with Ruben Lameiras.
That goal, however, did not knock the stuffing out of Fleetwood and they created an abundance of chances to level, with Ash Hunter wasting a one-on-one opportunity.
Conor McAleny also fired over the bar at the near post and forced Remi Matthews into a fine diving save.
But Town were more clinical in the second half as Paddy Madden popped up tap home Hunter's chip over the top in the 55th minute.
As Fleetwood pushed for a winner, Madden sliced the ball wide and McAleny was left fuming after his penalty appeal was waved away after his strike looked to have been handled by Gary Sawyer in the box.
But it would take a fine late diving save from Alex Cairns to deny Plymouth yet another victory as he tipped Graham Carey's effort away right at the end.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Walsall 18 -5 26
10 Blackpool 16 +3 25
11 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
12 Fleetwood Town 18 +5 24
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10