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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Patrick McEleney (78')
  • Eoin Doyle (82')

Patrick McEleney nets on debut as Oldham see off Scunthorpe to move to safety

Two goals in the final 12 minutes saw Oldham climb out of the League One relegation zone with a 2-0 victory at Scunthorpe.
The Latics had been on the back foot for large parts of the match, but never looked back after substitute Patrick McEleney marked his debut with a fortunate strike in the 78th minute.
Fellow substitute Eoin Doyle doubled their lead four minutes later.
Neither side had been able to find any fluency to their attacking play in a scrappy opening 45 minutes, with Scunthorpe creating the best two chances from which Hakeeb Adelakun was denied by Johny Placide and Josh Morris headed against the bar.
The Iron seemed to have stepped up a gear after the break, only for visiting boss Richie Wellens to turn the game on its head by bringing on McEleney and Doyle just before and after the hour mark.
The former broke the deadlock when Jack Byrne's shot from 20 yards spun up off the midfielder and wrong-footed home keeper Matt Gilks.
Minutes later they secured all three points, with Doyle finishing clinically into the bottom corner after being played through by Aaron Holloway.

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English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Blackpool 16 +3 25
10 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
11 Walsall 17 -5 25
12 Fleetwood Town 17 +5 23
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10