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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Dean Parrett (12')
  • Kwesi Appiah (34')
  • Neil Danns (66')
  • George Miller (85')

Relegated Bury hit back to earn draw at AFC Wimbledon

Bottom-side Bury came from behind to end their three-year stay in League One with a 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon.
Dons midfielder Dean Parrett put the hosts in front with a superb half-volley after Barry Fuller's long throw fell to him at the back post.
Kwesi Appiah doubled their advantage after 34 minutes, firing past the luckless Joe Murphy for his third goal for the club after hesitation in the Shakers' backline.
Captain Neil Danns brought Bury back into the game after 66 minutes, curling into the top corner after Dons goalkeeper George Long had come off his line to parry Jay O'Shea's deep cross.
Substitute Andy Barcham then struck the bar with a 20-yard volley for Neal Ardley's Dons, who ended the season seven games unbeaten.
However, the Shakers earned only their 11th away point of the campaign courtesy of George Miller, who met O'Shea's delivery to head home late on.
The game was soured by injuries to Dons' highly-rated leading scorer Lyle Taylor and 18-year-old Bury defender Ryan Cooney, who were both stretchered off after lengthy delays.
Bury only won once away from Gigg Lane in the league all season and struggled against the tempo of Wimbledon's play in the opening half.
Yet they almost completed the most unlikely of comeback victories in the 89th minute as Miller met Ismail's drilled cross into the box only to fire over the bar.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 28 +20 57
2 Luton Town 28 +29 56
3 Sunderland 27 +22 53
4 Charlton Athletic 29 +16 53
5 Barnsley 27 +24 52
6 Peterborough United 28 +9 47
7 Doncaster Rovers 28 +14 46
8 Blackpool 27 +2 39
9 Coventry City 29 -3 39
10 Southend United 28 +4 38
11 Wycombe Wanderers 28 -2 38
12 Fleetwood Town 28 +5 36
13 Burton Albion 28 0 36
14 Accrington Stanley 27 -9 35
15 Walsall 28 -11 35
16 Scunthorpe United 29 -17 34
17 Shrewsbury Town 28 -6 31
18 Gillingham 28 -9 31
19 Rochdale 29 -24 31
20 Oxford United 28 -9 30
21 Plymouth Argyle 28 -14 30
22 Bristol Rovers 28 -5 28
23 Bradford City 28 -16 27
24 AFC Wimbledon 28 -20 23