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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Michael Smith (9')
  • Caolan Lavery (90')

Rotherham secure top-six spot

Rotherham sealed their place in the League One play-offs with a hard fought 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers.
Michael Smith and substitute Caolan Lavery found the net to leave the Millers, aiming to secure an immediate return to the Championship, fourth in the table.
Rotherham stormed ahead in the ninth minute when Smith burst through the defence and curled an unstoppable effort into the top corner.
Will Vaulks had two chances moments after the goal but both flew just over the crossbar.
The away side's first major opportunity was created by Byron Moore as he danced into the box from the right wing. His eventual shot was weak and was pushed out by Marek Rodak.
Rotherham almost got a clinching second goal through substitute Ryan Williams but he could not get a clean enough touch on Joe Newell's near-post cross.
Rodak remained alert throughout and he denied Kyle Bennett with a save with his legs.
The points were sealed in the 90th minute with Lavery coming off the bench to turn in Newell's centre.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Hull City 14 +15 33
2 Lincoln City 14 +8 29
3 Peterborough United 15 +9 28
4 Charlton Athletic 14 +6 26
5 Ipswich Town 15 +4 26
6 Portsmouth 15 +11 25
7 Sunderland 14 +6 24
8 Fleetwood Town 15 +10 23
9 Accrington Stanley 12 +4 23
10 Doncaster Rovers 13 +7 21
11 AFC Wimbledon 14 +1 20
12 Gillingham 14 -2 20
13 Crewe Alexandra 15 +1 19
14 Blackpool 14 -3 19
15 Plymouth Argyle 14 -5 19
16 Northampton Town 15 -8 18
17 Milton Keynes Dons 15 -2 17
18 Rochdale 14 -4 16
19 Swindon Town 15 -9 16
20 Oxford United 14 -8 14
21 Bristol Rovers 14 -11 13
22 Burton Albion 15 -10 11
23 Shrewsbury Town 14 -8 10
24 Wigan Athletic 14 -12 8