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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • George Miller (67')

George Miller earns Bury a morale-boosting victory

Already-relegated Bury gave their fans something to cheer about as they beat Portsmouth 1-0 in their last home game of the season.
Pompey came into the game with a slim chance of sneaking into the play-offs, but their rivals went in front through George Miller's 68th-minute strike.
And the Shakers held on to secure just their eighth league win of a miserable season - and their first in 11 games.
Bury had gone closest early on as Harry Bunn and Neil Danns fired wide, while Jay O'Shea volleyed over.
Pompey's Ollie Hawkins then somehow headed wide from a Jamal Lowe cross before the same player fired wide just before half-time.
O'Shea and Hawkins were then off-target before Cameron Burgess headed over from a Pompey corner.
A Bury corner resulted in Miller's close-range shot being headed off the line by Brett Pitman.
But moments later goalkeeper Luke McGee failed to clear a back-pass before being tackled by Miller, with the loose ball rolling over the goal-line for the Middlesbrough loanee's seventh goal of the season.
Home keeper Joe Murphy then denied Matt Kennedy and Conor Chaplin to give rock-bottom Bury a rare victory.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 28 +20 57
2 Luton Town 28 +29 56
3 Sunderland 27 +22 53
4 Charlton Athletic 29 +16 53
5 Barnsley 27 +24 52
6 Peterborough United 28 +9 47
7 Doncaster Rovers 28 +14 46
8 Blackpool 27 +2 39
9 Coventry City 29 -3 39
10 Southend United 28 +4 38
11 Wycombe Wanderers 28 -2 38
12 Fleetwood Town 28 +5 36
13 Burton Albion 28 0 36
14 Accrington Stanley 27 -9 35
15 Walsall 28 -11 35
16 Scunthorpe United 29 -17 34
17 Shrewsbury Town 28 -6 31
18 Gillingham 28 -9 31
19 Rochdale 29 -24 31
20 Oxford United 28 -9 30
21 Plymouth Argyle 28 -14 30
22 Bristol Rovers 28 -5 28
23 Bradford City 28 -16 27
24 AFC Wimbledon 28 -20 23