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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 Wigan Athletic 46 +38 92
2 Rotherham United 46 +37 90
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +34 89
4 Sheffield Wednesday 46 +28 85
5 Sunderland 46 +26 84
6 Wycombe Wanderers 46 +24 83
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 +20 80
8 Oxford United 46 +23 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 +17 73
10 Portsmouth 46 +17 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 +21 70
12 Accrington Stanley 46 -19 61
13 Charlton Athletic 46 -4 59
14 Cambridge United 46 -18 58
15 Cheltenham Town 46 -14 56
16 Burton Albion 46 -16 53
17 Lincoln City 46 -8 52
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 -4 50
19 Morecambe 46 -31 42
20 Fleetwood Town 46 -20 40
21 Gillingham 46 -34 40
22 Doncaster Rovers 46 -45 38
23 AFC Wimbledon 46 -26 37
24 Crewe Alexandra 46 -46 29