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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Liam Sercombe (28')
  • Ryan Colclough (80')

Wigan stay on top thanks to Colclough strike

Substitute Ryan Colclough scored an 80th-minute equaliser to keep Wigan's League One title bid on course with a 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers.
A 67th-minute replacement for Gavin Massey, Colclough netted with a right-footed shot from the left corner of the box which slithered under the dive of Rovers goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.
Rovers had taken a 28th-minute lead when the ball broke to Liam Sercombe 25 yards out and the midfielder strode forward to net with a low right-footed shot that skimmed along the wet surface.
A match played in pouring rain saw the home side create the best first-half chances, Ellis Harrison firing wide early on and Kyle Bennett striking a post with a curling right-footed shot from the edge of the box.
Wigan goalkeeper Christian Walton made a fine double save on 43 minutes to keep out shots from Sercombe and Byron Moore.
Lee Brown hit a post for Rovers in stoppage time, but the visitors held on for a hard-earned draw to stay a point ahead of second-placed Blackburn.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 24 +23 54
2 Sunderland 28 +20 54
3 Rotherham United 26 +28 53
4 Wycombe Wanderers 28 +13 52
5 Milton Keynes Dons 28 +15 49
6 Oxford United 27 +12 46
7 Plymouth Argyle 27 +10 44
8 Ipswich Town 28 +10 41
9 Sheffield Wednesday 26 +4 40
10 Portsmouth 26 +4 38
11 Burton Albion 27 0 36
12 Cambridge United 27 -2 36
13 Accrington Stanley 27 -10 36
14 Charlton Athletic 27 +2 33
15 Bolton Wanderers 26 -4 32
16 Lincoln City 26 -3 31
17 Shrewsbury Town 28 -4 31
18 Cheltenham Town 27 -14 31
19 Fleetwood Town 27 -7 29
20 AFC Wimbledon 26 -8 28
21 Morecambe 27 -15 27
22 Crewe Alexandra 27 -21 22
23 Gillingham 27 -23 19
24 Doncaster Rovers 27 -30 19