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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • James Henry (63')

James Henry effort enough as Oxford edge Doncaster

Oxford United took a major step towards League One survival as they edged out Doncaster Rovers 1-0.
Substitute James Henry's second-half header was enough to separate the sides in a tight affair and move Karl Robinson's side six points clear of the bottom four.
It was hosts Doncaster who were the more threatening but they could not make their pressure count.
Alfie May almost produced a brilliant individual effort as he flicked the ball over Rob Dickie - only to be denied by the legs of Simon Eastwood.
The Oxford goalkeeper kept out a drive by John Marquis, while Todd Kane headed over his own bar with May lurking.
Matty Blair fired straight at Eastwood with a glorious chance from Rodney Kongolo's cross as Doncaster continued to push after the break.
Marquis turned in Ben Whiteman's low ball but the offside flag was up.
Oxford went in front on 63 minutes when Henry met Ryan Ledson's superb cross with a fine diving header.
The visitors maintained their lead thanks to a fine save from Eastwood, who tipped over Marquis' sweeping shot following a fine counter attack.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 17 +19 36
3 Barnsley 17 +17 34
4 Peterborough United 18 +11 34
5 Luton Town 18 +12 32
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Blackpool 17 +4 28
8 Doncaster Rovers 18 +2 28
9 Coventry City 18 +1 28
10 Accrington Stanley 18 0 28
11 Walsall 18 -5 26
12 Fleetwood Town 18 +5 24
13 Burton Albion 17 +1 24
14 Southend United 18 -2 23
15 Wycombe Wanderers 18 -1 22
16 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 21
17 Scunthorpe United 18 -10 21
18 Rochdale 18 -10 20
19 Gillingham 18 -4 18
20 Oxford United 18 -6 18
21 Bristol Rovers 18 -1 17
22 Plymouth Argyle 18 -15 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 18 -16 11
24 Bradford City 18 -19 11