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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 Ipswich Town 15 +15 33
2 Wycombe Wanderers 16 +11 33
3 Peterborough United 17 +16 28
4 Oxford United 16 +14 26
5 Fleetwood Town 15 +8 26
6 Coventry City 16 +2 26
7 Sunderland 15 +6 25
8 Blackpool 16 +3 25
9 Bristol Rovers 16 0 25
10 Rotherham United 15 +11 24
11 Shrewsbury Town 16 -2 24
12 Doncaster Rovers 14 +8 23
13 Portsmouth 15 +4 21
14 Burton Albion 14 +3 20
15 Rochdale 17 -8 19
16 Gillingham 16 0 18
17 Lincoln City 16 -3 18
18 Tranmere Rovers 15 -8 16
19 Accrington Stanley 16 -9 15
20 AFC Wimbledon 16 -6 13
21 Milton Keynes Dons 16 -12 13
22 Southend United 17 -31 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 -22 -2