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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Oldham live to fight another day after Doncaster stalemate

Oldham earned a vital point from a goalless home draw with Doncaster Rovers but they still face a nervous battle to retain their League One status.
The Latics, who have been a third-tier club for 21 consecutive years, have gone seven games without a win after creating few opportunities in a low-quality contest.
Doncaster captain Andy Butler headed an early chance over the bar, while Oldham striker Duckens Nazon was denied by visiting goalkeeper Ian Lawlor.
The best opening of the first half dropped to Doncaster top scorer John Marquis, but he fired narrowly over from the edge of the box.
Nazon went close twice in a matter of moments, first bringing a save from Lawlor and then drilling a second effort inches wide.
Another Butler header flew off target before Marquis teed up Ben Whiteman, whose shot from 12 yards failed to test home goalkeeper Johny Placide.
Oldham switched to a four-man attack as they sought the breakthrough, but the visitors held on with few problems and are unbeaten in five away matches.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 46 +48 94
2 Barnsley 46 +41 91
3 Charlton Athletic 46 +33 88
4 Portsmouth 46 +32 88
5 Sunderland 46 +33 85
6 Doncaster Rovers 46 +18 73
7 Peterborough United 46 +9 72
8 Coventry City 46 0 65
9 Burton Albion 46 +9 63
10 Blackpool 46 -2 62
11 Fleetwood Town 46 +6 61
12 Oxford United 46 -6 60
13 Gillingham 46 -11 55
14 Accrington Stanley 46 -16 55
15 Bristol Rovers 46 -3 54
16 Rochdale 46 -33 54
17 Wycombe Wanderers 46 -12 53
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 -8 52
19 Southend United 46 -13 50
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 -21 50
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 -24 50
22 Walsall 46 -22 47
23 Scunthorpe United 46 -30 46
24 Bradford City 46 -28 41