League One: Blackburn fluff their Lines

Chris Lines' last-minute goal denied Blackburn the chance to go top of League One as Bristol Rovers snatched a 1-1 draw.

Sunday, 15th April 2018, 1:00 pm
Scunthorpe United's Ivan Toney

With leaders Wigan held to a goalless draw by Rotherham at the DW Stadium, victory would have seen Blackburn take over at the summit.

Charlie Mulgrew grabbed his 13th goal of the season from the penalty spot after Richard Smallwood was fouled in the box midway through the second half.

However, Lines volleyed home in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give Bristol Rovers a point, and leave Blackburn trailing Wigan on goal difference, with both sides on 87 points.

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