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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 Peterborough United 29 +24 58
2 Lincoln City 29 +19 57
3 Hull City 31 +21 53
4 Portsmouth 29 +19 51
5 Sunderland 29 +20 50
6 Doncaster Rovers 27 +12 49
7 Accrington Stanley 28 +9 46
8 Oxford United 28 +8 44
9 Charlton Athletic 30 +4 44
10 Ipswich Town 28 +4 44
11 Crewe Alexandra 30 +2 43
12 Plymouth Argyle 30 -7 42
13 Milton Keynes Dons 30 +4 41
14 Blackpool 26 +4 40
15 Gillingham 30 -3 40
16 Shrewsbury Town 27 0 37
17 Fleetwood Town 30 +5 36
18 Rochdale 30 -14 28
19 Swindon Town 30 -20 28
20 AFC Wimbledon 28 -20 28
21 Bristol Rovers 29 -20 27
22 Wigan Athletic 30 -26 27
23 Northampton Town 30 -24 26
24 Burton Albion 28 -21 25