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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Rochdale held to goalless draw by MK Dons

MK Dons succeeded where Tottenham in keeping Rochdale at bay in a goalless draw at the Crown Oil Arena.
Dale had the better of the contest without ever recapturing the highs of their performance before a national TV audience at the weekend in the FA Cup fifth round against Premier League opponents.
In the end it was a result which suited neither side, with both teams stuck in the Sky Bet League One bottom four.
Buoyed by their confidence-boosting display against Tottenham just three days earlier, Keith Hill named an unchanged starting line-up and his men started the game on the front foot, twice being denied by the woodwork, first via a mis-kick from Dons defender Scott Wootton and then a fierce drive from Andy Cannon.
There was a rare threat from the Dons midway through the second half when Kieran Agard seized upon a loose ball in a crowded penalty area following a corner.
With his back to goal he turned and blasted towards the roof of Josh Lillis' net but Mark Kitching was superbly positioned to block the effort and protect his goalkeeper.

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