<
>
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 Luton Town 33 +38 71
2 Barnsley 32 +31 65
3 Portsmouth 32 +19 60
4 Sunderland 31 +23 59
5 Charlton Athletic 33 +15 56
6 Doncaster Rovers 31 +19 53
7 Peterborough United 33 +7 52
8 Blackpool 32 +6 48
9 Coventry City 33 -1 46
10 Fleetwood Town 33 +8 45
11 Wycombe Wanderers 33 -5 43
12 Burton Albion 32 +2 42
13 Southend United 33 -1 40
14 Scunthorpe United 33 -17 40
15 Plymouth Argyle 33 -13 38
16 Accrington Stanley 30 -11 37
17 Gillingham 32 -11 36
18 Walsall 33 -19 35
19 Rochdale 32 -25 34
20 Bristol Rovers 31 -4 33
21 Oxford United 32 -10 33
22 Shrewsbury Town 32 -10 33
23 Bradford City 33 -16 33
24 AFC Wimbledon 32 -25 26