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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Michael Smith (14')
  • David Ball (90'+2')

Michael Smith and David Ball on target as Rotherham beat AFC Wimbledon

Rotherham maintained their excellent form with a 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.
Michael Smith's first-half goal and David Ball's late tap-in ensured the Millers made it 10 matches unbeaten.
Early pressure paid off after 14 minutes as Rotherham went ahead through Smith, who latched on to Joe Newell's clever chip to poke past George Long.
The hosts held off a good spell from Wimbledon, which saw Lyle Taylor's effort blocked, before the impressive Newell blasted over.
Matty Palmer should have marked his debut with a goal but he skewed wide an easy chance from Newell's cross.
Wimbledon still threatened and it took a good tackle by Josh Emmanuel to deny Cody McDonald a sight of goal.
Rotherham pushed for a clincher and Jon Taylor tested Long after being set up by Ball and Newell poked wide.
Wimbledon almost got leveller late on but Harry Forrester could not connect cleanly with a volley.
Rotherham then secured the win in the second minute of added time as Ball followed in from Ryan Williams' saved shot.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 27 +21 57
2 Luton Town 27 +25 53
3 Sunderland 26 +22 52
4 Charlton Athletic 28 +15 50
5 Barnsley 26 +21 49
6 Peterborough United 27 +13 47
7 Doncaster Rovers 27 +14 45
8 Coventry City 28 -2 39
9 Blackpool 26 +2 38
10 Fleetwood Town 27 +5 35
11 Burton Albion 27 0 35
12 Southend United 27 0 35
13 Wycombe Wanderers 27 -3 35
14 Accrington Stanley 26 -8 35
15 Scunthorpe United 28 -17 33
16 Walsall 27 -14 32
17 Gillingham 27 -6 31
18 Shrewsbury Town 27 -6 30
19 Rochdale 28 -24 30
20 Bristol Rovers 27 -4 28
21 Oxford United 27 -10 27
22 Bradford City 27 -12 27
23 Plymouth Argyle 27 -15 27
24 AFC Wimbledon 27 -17 23