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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • James Henry (63')

James Henry effort enough as Oxford edge Doncaster

Oxford United took a major step towards League One survival as they edged out Doncaster Rovers 1-0.
Substitute James Henry's second-half header was enough to separate the sides in a tight affair and move Karl Robinson's side six points clear of the bottom four.
It was hosts Doncaster who were the more threatening but they could not make their pressure count.
Alfie May almost produced a brilliant individual effort as he flicked the ball over Rob Dickie - only to be denied by the legs of Simon Eastwood.
The Oxford goalkeeper kept out a drive by John Marquis, while Todd Kane headed over his own bar with May lurking.
Matty Blair fired straight at Eastwood with a glorious chance from Rodney Kongolo's cross as Doncaster continued to push after the break.
Marquis turned in Ben Whiteman's low ball but the offside flag was up.
Oxford went in front on 63 minutes when Henry met Ryan Ledson's superb cross with a fine diving header.
The visitors maintained their lead thanks to a fine save from Eastwood, who tipped over Marquis' sweeping shot following a fine counter attack.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 33 +38 71
2 Barnsley 34 +31 67
3 Sunderland 33 +27 65
4 Portsmouth 34 +19 62
5 Charlton Athletic 34 +16 59
6 Doncaster Rovers 32 +19 54
7 Peterborough United 34 +6 52
8 Fleetwood Town 34 +9 48
9 Blackpool 33 +5 48
10 Coventry City 33 -1 46
11 Burton Albion 34 +1 43
12 Wycombe Wanderers 34 -6 43
13 Southend United 34 -1 41
14 Plymouth Argyle 34 -9 41
15 Accrington Stanley 32 -9 41
16 Scunthorpe United 34 -17 41
17 Gillingham 34 -12 39
18 Walsall 34 -18 38
19 Shrewsbury Town 33 -9 36
20 Oxford United 34 -11 36
21 Bristol Rovers 33 -6 34
22 Rochdale 34 -30 34
23 Bradford City 34 -17 33
24 AFC Wimbledon 34 -25 29