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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Andrew Cannon (25')
  • Adedeji Oshilaja (7')

Rochdale frustrated by Wimbledon as spoils are shared

AFC Wimbledon frustrated fellow relegation battlers Rochdale as they survived an onslaught to hold on for a point after a 1-1 draw at Spotland.
The visitors were fast out of the blocks and took the lead just six minutes in.
Lyle Taylor's free-kick from the left struck the Rochdale defensive wall and fell kindly for Adedeji Oshilaja, who slotted wide of Josh Lillis to put his side in the driving seat.
Dale were level after 27 minutes when Andy Cannon advanced towards the edge of the area and sent a low drive goalward - his effort taking a heavy deflection off Barry Fuller with the ball looping up and over George Long in the Dons goal.
Spurred on by that goal, the home side saw Ian Henderson's effort blocked on the goal-line by Tom Soares, while Stephen Humphrys headed over from point-blank range.
Dale started the second half still in the ascendancy, Bradden Inman and Humphrys seeing shots saved by George Long as Matty Done saw his volley deflected wide.
Humphrys hit the post with a late free-kick but the Dons held on for a point.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 17 +13 36
2 Ipswich Town 15 +15 33
3 Coventry City 17 +3 29
4 Peterborough United 17 +16 28
5 Blackpool 17 +5 28
6 Rotherham United 16 +12 27
7 Oxford United 16 +14 26
8 Fleetwood Town 15 +8 26
9 Sunderland 15 +6 25
10 Bristol Rovers 16 0 25
11 Shrewsbury Town 16 -2 24
12 Doncaster Rovers 14 +8 23
13 Portsmouth 15 +4 21
14 Gillingham 17 +1 21
15 Burton Albion 14 +3 20
16 Rochdale 18 -9 19
17 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
18 Tranmere Rovers 16 -10 16
19 Accrington Stanley 17 -10 15
20 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 13
21 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -13 13
22 Southend United 17 -31 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 14 -21 1