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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Sonny Bradley (45'+3')

Sonny Bradley effort enough as in-form Plymouth edge Oxford

In-form Plymouth extended their run to just one defeat in 14 League One games with a 1-0 victory at Oxford.
Centre-half Sonny Bradley struck in first-half stoppage time when he met Graham Carey's corner with a powerful header from beyond the far post to claim all three points.
It was a third-straight defeat for managerless Oxford, yet the U's were positive and purposeful in the first half.
James Henry saw his deflected shot beaten out by Argyle goalkeeper Remi Matthews, and Alex Mowatt hit a half-volley over from eight yards from Todd Kane's cross.
In the end-to-end contest, Carey got behind the home defence but his scooped shot drifted wide.
Oxford suffered a blow when they lost midfielder Joe Rothwell to injury before the break.
Argyle almost made it two when Ryan Taylor shot against the top of the crossbar and again when Carey's effort was cleared off the line by Todd Kane.
Gino Van Kessell gave United more urgency when he came off the bench but the Pilgrims defended well - with some vital blocks - to keep a clean sheet.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 22 +18 48
2 Luton Town 22 +21 44
3 Sunderland 20 +22 43
4 Peterborough United 22 +12 40
5 Charlton Athletic 22 +11 40
6 Doncaster Rovers 22 +11 38
7 Barnsley 21 +14 36
8 Blackpool 21 +4 34
9 Wycombe Wanderers 22 +2 32
10 Fleetwood Town 22 +6 30
11 Walsall 22 -10 30
12 Southend United 22 0 29
13 Coventry City 22 -4 29
14 Accrington Stanley 21 -5 28
15 Burton Albion 21 -3 27
16 Gillingham 22 -3 25
17 Shrewsbury Town 22 -3 25
18 Oxford United 22 -4 25
19 Rochdale 22 -12 24
20 Scunthorpe United 22 -18 21
21 Plymouth Argyle 22 -15 20
22 Bradford City 22 -17 18
23 Bristol Rovers 22 -9 17
24 AFC Wimbledon 22 -18 15