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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Oldham live to fight another day after Doncaster stalemate

Oldham earned a vital point from a goalless home draw with Doncaster Rovers but they still face a nervous battle to retain their League One status.
The Latics, who have been a third-tier club for 21 consecutive years, have gone seven games without a win after creating few opportunities in a low-quality contest.
Doncaster captain Andy Butler headed an early chance over the bar, while Oldham striker Duckens Nazon was denied by visiting goalkeeper Ian Lawlor.
The best opening of the first half dropped to Doncaster top scorer John Marquis, but he fired narrowly over from the edge of the box.
Nazon went close twice in a matter of moments, first bringing a save from Lawlor and then drilling a second effort inches wide.
Another Butler header flew off target before Marquis teed up Ben Whiteman, whose shot from 12 yards failed to test home goalkeeper Johny Placide.
Oldham switched to a four-man attack as they sought the breakthrough, but the visitors held on with few problems and are unbeaten in five away matches.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Rotherham United 32 +25 60
2 Coventry City 31 +16 60
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 +7 59
4 Sunderland 32 +19 57
5 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
6 Fleetwood Town 31 +12 54
7 Portsmouth 31 +14 53
8 Ipswich Town 33 +13 52
9 Oxford United 32 +19 51
10 Gillingham 33 +9 50
11 Doncaster Rovers 32 +15 48
12 Burton Albion 32 +1 46
13 Bristol Rovers 32 -10 42
14 Accrington Stanley 32 -2 39
15 Lincoln City 34 -3 39
16 Blackpool 31 0 38
17 Shrewsbury Town 31 -10 38
18 Milton Keynes Dons 32 -8 36
19 Rochdale 32 -17 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 33 -14 31
21 Tranmere Rovers 31 -27 23
22 Southend United 33 -47 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 30 -38 11