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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Alfie Beestin (37')
  • Ryan Edwards (74')

Doncaster and Plymouth battle for point apiece

Two of League One's form teams could not be separated as Doncaster Rovers and Plymouth Argyle battled out an entertaining 1-1 draw.
Alfie Beestin scored his first ever league goal to give Doncaster the lead before half-time but Ryan Edwards equalised deep into the second half.
John Marquis missed a glorious chance to give Rovers the lead midway through the first half when racing clear only to see a tame effort batted away by Remi Matthews.
Doncaster would go ahead after 37 minutes, however, when Beestin clipped in a sublime half volley after latching onto a pass from Tommy Rowe.
The hosts started the second half the stronger but Plymouth soon began to threaten.
It took a goalline clearance from Matty Blair to keep out a powerful header from Sonny Bradley, while Ryan Taylor fired narrowly wide from the edge of the box.
But Argyle did level after 74 minutes. David Fox curled a free-kick to the far post where Edwards drilled a volley home from close range.
The visitors looked the more likely to snatch the win with Antoni Sarcevic drawing a fine save from Ian Lawlor as the spoils were shared to leave both sides sitting midtable with 35 points.

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