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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Bury and Southend play out goalless stalemate

Bury and Southend managed to stretch their unbeaten runs after settling for a 0-0 draw at Gigg Lane.
The visitors had the better chances but goalkeeper Connor Ripley made several saves to earn rock-bottom Bury a point.
The Shakers are now five unbeaten but results elsewhere saw them slip 10 points from safety.
Chris Powell failed to maintain his winning start as Southend manager but a four-match unbeaten run has lifted the Shrimpers up to 14th.
Ripley denied Michael Kightly and Freddie Ladapo early on while Harry Bunn went close for Bury.
Shayon Harrison's low strike then forced Ripley to save at full stretch and the on-loan Middlesbrough keeper gathered at the second attempt.
Bury striker James Hanson saw a tame header saved early in the second half and Peter Clarke had a header cleared off the Southend line.
The visitors then finished strongly, with Dru Yearwood firing wide before blazing over after Ripley parried a Harrison shot.
And Ben Coker went closest to claiming a late winner as his shot from a tight angle was again kept out by Ripley.

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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