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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season

Southend and Doncaster cancel each other out in stalemate

Southend were held to a 0-0 draw by Doncaster in a drab encounter at Roots Hall.
In a game played on a terrible surface, Doncaster wasted an early chance to take the lead when an unmarked Joe Wright headed James Coppinger's right wing corner wide of the right post.
The Shrimpers hit back with Stephen McLaughlin firing wide of the left post when clear on through before the visitors were denied by a stunning double save from Mark Oxley who kept out efforts from John Marquis and Alex Kiwomya in quick succession.
After the break, Southend winger Michael Kightly sent a low shot flashing across the face of goal before Michael Turner saw a header tipped wide of the left post by Marosi.
But both teams struggled to create clear-cut chances as the game, between two sides separated by just one league position and two points before kick-off, could not be separated with Anthony Wordsworth sending a late opportunity over the crossbar for the Shrimpers.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 +14 52
2 Wigan Athletic 23 +22 51
3 Sunderland 27 +19 51
4 Rotherham United 25 +27 50
5 Milton Keynes Dons 26 +15 46
6 Plymouth Argyle 25 +11 43
7 Oxford United 26 +11 43
8 Sheffield Wednesday 25 +5 40
9 Portsmouth 25 +5 38
10 Accrington Stanley 26 -9 36
11 Ipswich Town 26 +7 35
12 Burton Albion 25 +1 35
13 Cambridge United 26 -3 33
14 Cheltenham Town 26 -13 31
15 Charlton Athletic 26 0 30
16 Shrewsbury Town 26 -3 30
17 Bolton Wanderers 25 -5 29
18 Lincoln City 25 -4 28
19 Fleetwood Town 25 -5 28
20 AFC Wimbledon 24 -6 27
21 Morecambe 26 -16 24
22 Crewe Alexandra 26 -20 22
23 Gillingham 25 -22 18
24 Doncaster Rovers 26 -31 16