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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Andy Butler (2')
  • John Marquis (35')
  • Andrew Boyle (65')
  • Niall Mason (38' OG)
  • James O'Shea (51' PEN)
  • George Miller (60')

Bury claim unlikely draw against Doncaster

Relegated Bury ended their run of defeats in a brilliantly unpredictable 3-3 draw at Doncaster.
Ryan Lowe's side came from 2-0 down to lead before Doncaster equalised, which ultimately gave the Shakers their first point since March 10.
Few would have predicted such a scoreline as Doncaster dominated the opening half hour against a deflated Bury side
Andy Butler headed the hosts in front from a James Coppinger cross after just two minutes and John Marquis clipped past the on-rushing Joe Murphy to double the lead from a sweeping one-touch passing move in the 35th minute.
Just as Rovers looked to have turned their comfort in play to that on the scoreline, Niall Mason headed into his own goal from Callum Styles' testing free kick in the 38th minute.
Bury were buoyed at the start of the second half and Jay O'Shea equalised from the penalty spot in the 51st minute after Matty Blair tripped Phil Edwards.
Unbelievably, the visitors went ahead nine minutes later when George Miller slotted home from close range after Zeli Ismail broke clear.
Doncaster found parity in the 65th minute when Boyle headed in a Coppinger corner.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Coventry City 34 +18 67
2 Rotherham United 35 +23 62
3 Oxford United 35 +24 60
4 Portsmouth 35 +17 60
5 Fleetwood Town 35 +13 60
6 Peterborough United 35 +28 59
7 Sunderland 36 +16 59
8 Wycombe Wanderers 34 +5 59
9 Doncaster Rovers 34 +18 54
10 Ipswich Town 36 +10 52
11 Gillingham 35 +8 51
12 Burton Albion 35 0 48
13 Blackpool 35 +1 45
14 Bristol Rovers 35 -11 45
15 Lincoln City 35 -2 42
16 Shrewsbury Town 34 -11 41
17 Accrington Stanley 35 -6 40
18 Milton Keynes Dons 35 -11 37
19 Rochdale 34 -18 36
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 -13 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 -24 32
22 Southend United 35 -46 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 -39 14