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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • George Dobson (90'+1')

George Dobson's late goal moves Northampton closer to relegation

George Dobson's stoppage-time winner all-but condemned Northampton to relegation - and left Walsall needing just a point to secure their own safety.
Midfielder Dobson's late strike left Northampton - who were twice thwarted by the woodwork - doomed, barring a nine-goal victory over relegation rivals Oldham in their final game.
Northampton were almost in front after just two minutes as Daniel Powell's low drive was superbly tipped onto the post by Walsall keeper Liam Roberts.
Walsall defender Kory Roberts cleared Matt Crooks' cross-shot off the line in the 23rd minute and, five minutes into the second half, Crooks again went close, steering over Shay Facey's cross from eight yards.
Northampton almost won it in freak fashion after 76 minutes as a Matt Grimes cross floated over Roberts, struck the post, hit the keeper and bounced onto the bar before being hacked clear.
But Walsall came on strong towards the end and, after Nicky Devlin glanced a header wide, Dobson won it in stoppage time as he steered Amadou Bakayoko's pass into the bottom corner from 15 yards.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Plymouth Argyle 10 +6 22
2 Ipswich Town 10 +11 21
3 Portsmouth 9 +11 21
4 Sheffield Wednesday 10 +10 20
5 Barnsley 10 +6 17
6 Bolton Wanderers 9 +5 17
7 Cambridge United 10 -2 16
8 Peterborough United 10 +7 15
9 Shrewsbury Town 10 0 15
10 Exeter City 10 +6 14
11 Derby County 9 0 14
12 Lincoln City 9 0 13
13 Accrington Stanley 10 -1 13
14 Fleetwood Town 9 +1 12
15 Port Vale 10 -5 12
16 Charlton Athletic 10 0 11
17 Wycombe Wanderers 10 -2 11
18 Milton Keynes Dons 9 -2 10
19 Oxford United 9 -2 10
20 Cheltenham Town 9 -4 8
21 Bristol Rovers 10 -7 8
22 Forest Green Rovers 10 -14 8
23 Morecambe 10 -11 7
24 Burton Albion 10 -13 4