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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Southend and Doncaster cancel each other out in stalemate

Southend were held to a 0-0 draw by Doncaster in a drab encounter at Roots Hall.
In a game played on a terrible surface, Doncaster wasted an early chance to take the lead when an unmarked Joe Wright headed James Coppinger's right wing corner wide of the right post.
The Shrimpers hit back with Stephen McLaughlin firing wide of the left post when clear on through before the visitors were denied by a stunning double save from Mark Oxley who kept out efforts from John Marquis and Alex Kiwomya in quick succession.
After the break, Southend winger Michael Kightly sent a low shot flashing across the face of goal before Michael Turner saw a header tipped wide of the left post by Marosi.
But both teams struggled to create clear-cut chances as the game, between two sides separated by just one league position and two points before kick-off, could not be separated with Anthony Wordsworth sending a late opportunity over the crossbar for the Shrimpers.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 +16 43
2 Ipswich Town 19 +14 36
3 Peterborough United 20 +18 35
4 Bristol Rovers 19 +4 34
5 Blackpool 20 +7 33
6 Rotherham United 20 +11 31
7 Coventry City 20 +2 31
8 Oxford United 19 +17 30
9 Fleetwood Town 18 +7 30
10 Portsmouth 19 +5 28
11 Shrewsbury Town 19 -2 28
12 Sunderland 19 +4 27
13 Gillingham 20 +1 25
14 Doncaster Rovers 17 +6 24
15 Lincoln City 19 -1 24
16 Burton Albion 19 -1 24
17 Accrington Stanley 20 -1 22
18 Rochdale 20 -11 22
19 AFC Wimbledon 20 -6 20
20 Tranmere Rovers 19 -12 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 20 -13 17
22 Southend United 21 -37 7
23 Bolton Wanderers 17 -28 2