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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Ellis Harrison (50')

Ellis Harrison strike gives Bristol Rovers win at MK Dons

Ellis Harrison struck in the second half to secure Bristol Rovers a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened MK Dons as the Pirates moved within four points of the play-off places.
The forward's 12th league goal of the season condemned struggling MK to their 10th-straight league game without a win but it was Rovers' third win in five as they look to chase down sixth-placed Plymouth.
The hosts started brightly and went close to taking the lead when Robbie Muirhead cut inside on 15 minutes, before firing a left-footed strike just over the Rovers goal.
Liam Sercombe threatened for the visitors 10 minutes later when his half-volley inside the Dons box was superbly saved by Lee Nicholls.
Darrell Clarke's Pirates then took a deserved lead five minutes after the break as Harrison broke down the flank before cutting inside and delicately dinking a fine finish over the head of MK keeper Nicholls.
And despite Muirhead forcing Rovers stopper Sam Slocombe into a testing save late on, Dan Micciche's men couldn't find a leveller as relegation to League Two becomes increasingly likely.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Hull City 13 +14 30
2 Peterborough United 14 +10 28
3 Lincoln City 13 +7 26
4 Portsmouth 14 +12 25
5 Ipswich Town 13 +6 25
6 Charlton Athletic 12 +5 23
7 Fleetwood Town 13 +11 22
8 Sunderland 12 +6 22
9 Accrington Stanley 11 +4 22
10 Doncaster Rovers 12 +8 21
11 Plymouth Argyle 13 -1 19
12 AFC Wimbledon 13 0 17
13 Gillingham 13 -4 17
14 Crewe Alexandra 14 -1 16
15 Blackpool 13 -4 16
16 Northampton Town 14 -9 15
17 Milton Keynes Dons 14 -3 14
18 Oxford United 12 -7 13
19 Swindon Town 13 -8 13
20 Rochdale 13 -8 13
21 Bristol Rovers 13 -9 13
22 Burton Albion 14 -10 10
23 Shrewsbury Town 13 -8 9
24 Wigan Athletic 13 -11 8