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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Joe Edwards (22', 24')
  • Kieron Morris (45'+1')
  • Amadou Bakayoko (71')
  • Tommy Rowe (87')
  • Niall Mason (90'+1' PEN)

Joe Edwards scores a brace as Walsall beat Doncaster

Joe Edwards scored twice in two first-half minutes to set Walsall on the way to a 4-2 victory over out-of-form Doncaster.
Walsall went ahead in the 22nd minutes when Nicky Devlin's cross was met by a looping Edwards header from 10 yards that found the top corner.
Edwards doubled the advantage two minutes later, running on to Justin Shaibu's pull-back and stroking low into the bottom corner from just inside the box.
It was game over in first-half stoppage-time as Kieron Morris pounced on hesitant Doncaster defending to lash a fine strike across keeper Ian Lawlor.
Walsall made it 4-0 in the 71st minute as substitute Amadou Bakayoko beat the onrushing Lawlor to poke home Erhun Oztumer's through ball from the edge of the box.
Doncaster pulled one back in the 87th minute as captain Tommy Rowe drove into the area before drilling between the legs of Walsall keeper Liam Roberts.
Rovers added a second in stoppage time when Niall Mason scored from the spot after a Devlin push on Andy Boyle, but they are now without a win in eight league games.

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