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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Liam Sercombe (28')
  • Ryan Colclough (80')

Wigan stay on top thanks to Colclough strike

Substitute Ryan Colclough scored an 80th-minute equaliser to keep Wigan's League One title bid on course with a 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers.
A 67th-minute replacement for Gavin Massey, Colclough netted with a right-footed shot from the left corner of the box which slithered under the dive of Rovers goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.
Rovers had taken a 28th-minute lead when the ball broke to Liam Sercombe 25 yards out and the midfielder strode forward to net with a low right-footed shot that skimmed along the wet surface.
A match played in pouring rain saw the home side create the best first-half chances, Ellis Harrison firing wide early on and Kyle Bennett striking a post with a curling right-footed shot from the edge of the box.
Wigan goalkeeper Christian Walton made a fine double save on 43 minutes to keep out shots from Sercombe and Byron Moore.
Lee Brown hit a post for Rovers in stoppage time, but the visitors held on for a hard-earned draw to stay a point ahead of second-placed Blackburn.

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English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 8 +10 20
2 Peterborough United 8 +11 19
3 Barnsley 8 +10 15
4 Sunderland 8 +7 15
5 Doncaster Rovers 8 +7 15
6 Walsall 8 +2 15
7 Charlton Athletic 8 +3 14
8 Fleetwood Town 8 +7 13
9 Blackpool 8 +3 13
10 Accrington Stanley 8 0 11
11 Luton Town 8 0 11
12 Coventry City 8 -1 11
13 Rochdale 8 -3 11
14 Burton Albion 8 -1 10
15 Scunthorpe United 8 -6 10
16 AFC Wimbledon 8 -5 8
17 Shrewsbury Town 8 -1 7
18 Southend United 8 -4 7
19 Wycombe Wanderers 8 -4 7
20 Gillingham 8 -5 7
21 Bradford City 8 -7 6
22 Bristol Rovers 8 -4 5
23 Oxford United 8 -9 5
24 Plymouth Argyle 8 -10 3

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