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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Joe Edwards (12')
  • Semi Ajayi (1')
  • David Ball (58')

David Ball stars in Rotherham win

David Ball scored one and set up the other as Rotherham kept on the tails of League One's top six with a 2-1 win at Walsall.
The Millers led inside a minute as Walsall failed to clear a free-kick and Ball squared across the face of the six-yard box for defender Semi Ajayi to tap home.
Walsall, though, were quickly level as Luke Leahy's 12th-minute cross picked out Joe Edwards to bullet a header into the top corner from 10 yards.
The Saddlers had a golden chance to go ahead in the 40th minute as Erhun Oztumer latched on to Daniel Agyei's through ball and cut inside a defender, only to roll a shot inches wide of Marek Rodak's near post.
But it was Rotherham who regained the lead after 58 minutes as Ball bundled substitute Kieffer Moore's deflected header past Walsall goalkeeper Mark Gillespie from close range.
Walsall could have levelled for a second time but substitute Simeon Jackson fluffed straight at Rodak from inside the six-yard box after an Ajayi error gifted him the ball.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ipswich Town 11 +16 27
2 Wycombe Wanderers 12 +8 23
3 Peterborough United 12 +13 21
4 Bristol Rovers 12 +3 21
5 Fleetwood Town 11 +6 20
6 Blackpool 13 +2 20
7 Coventry City 12 +1 20
8 Oxford United 13 +10 19
9 Sunderland 11 +2 19
10 Rotherham United 11 +8 18
11 Doncaster Rovers 11 0 16
12 Lincoln City 13 -2 16
13 Shrewsbury Town 11 -3 16
14 Burton Albion 10 +5 15
15 Gillingham 12 +3 14
16 Portsmouth 10 +1 13
17 Rochdale 12 -7 13
18 Tranmere Rovers 12 -5 12
19 Milton Keynes Dons 12 -7 12
20 Accrington Stanley 12 -6 11
21 AFC Wimbledon 13 -6 9
22 Southend United 12 -19 4
23 Bolton Wanderers 10 -23 -8