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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Matt Grimes (42' PEN)
  • Ash Taylor (45'+4')
  • George Edmundson (29')
  • Thomas Haymer (55')

Northampton and Oldham relegated to League Two

Northampton and Oldham have both been relegated to League Two after a final day 2-2 draw at Sixfields.
The Cobblers were virtually relegated before kick-off due to their vastly inferior goal difference while Oldham needed three points to guarantee survival having started the day outside the relegation zone, but they could only draw, which sent them down courtesy of Rochdale's victory over Charlton.
The Latics took a crucial lead at Sixfields when Duckens Nazons' cross fell for George Edmundson whose first-time shot left Richard O'Donnell wrong-footed.
The Cobblers responded with two goals in the five minutes leading up to half-time as Matt Grimes equalised by slamming a penalty into the top corner after Sam Hoskins had been fouled.
And the home side were ahead at the break thanks to a goal in first-half stoppage-time when Johny Placide failed to hold onto Leon Barnett's shot and centre-back Ash Taylor scrambled in.
Oldham levelled things up through Thomas Haymer as he was left unmarked to head in Jack Byrne's free-kick 10 minutes into the second-half, but news of a goal for Rochdale meant the draw was not enough to save Oldham, who could not find a winning goal and were duly relegated alongside Northampton.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Hull City 23 +20 45
2 Lincoln City 22 +15 45
3 Peterborough United 22 +15 42
4 Portsmouth 22 +18 41
5 Doncaster Rovers 20 +14 39
6 Charlton Athletic 24 +5 37
7 Sunderland 22 +12 36
8 Crewe Alexandra 24 +5 36
9 Ipswich Town 21 +3 35
10 Accrington Stanley 19 +4 33
11 Oxford United 21 +5 31
12 Fleetwood Town 23 +7 30
13 Gillingham 23 -3 30
14 Plymouth Argyle 23 -8 30
15 Milton Keynes Dons 23 0 28
16 Blackpool 21 -3 28
17 Shrewsbury Town 21 -5 24
18 Rochdale 23 -8 23
19 Bristol Rovers 21 -11 22
20 AFC Wimbledon 23 -15 22
21 Northampton Town 22 -18 22
22 Wigan Athletic 22 -14 21
23 Swindon Town 23 -16 21
24 Burton Albion 24 -22 16