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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Charles Goode (86')

Charlie Goode effort enough as Scunthorpe edge struggling Bury

Defender Charlie Goode smashed home a late winner as promotion-chasing Scunthorpe edged a 1-0 victory over bottom side Bury to make a winning start to 2018.
The goal came four minutes from time, on the back of a goalmouth scramble, which ended the Shakers' stubborn resistance.
A point would have done little to help the visitors' survival aspirations, but they were unlucky not to hold on for a morale-boosting draw having frustrated their hosts for long spells of a largely-forgettable clash.
The Shakers created arguably the best two chances of the first half, with Neil Danns bringing a smart stop out of goalkeeper Matthew Gilks before Craig Jones headed over the bar from a corner.
Duane Holmes almost provided Scunthorpe with a rare spark in the 56th minute, when - after going on a jinking run which had begun in his own half - he was denied by Leo Fasan's diving save.
And just when it looked like Bury had battled out a rare away point, Goode hammered the ball home from inside a packed penalty area to secure the points.

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