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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Jason Demetriou (17' PEN)
  • Josh Wright (54')

Southend move up to ninth after Oldham win

Southend United moved up to ninth in the League One table with a 2-0 win against OIdham Athletic at Roots Hall.
The Shrimpers opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Jason Demetriou fired home from the penalty spot after Cameron Dummigan had fouled Josh Wright.
The spot-kick ended a poor run of penalties for Southend, who had missed four of their last five.
And it was Oldham who instead struggled to score from 12 yards as Craig Davies' well-struck penalty - given for a foul by Demetriou on Rob Hunt - was superbly tipped over the crossbar by Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley on the stroke of half-time.
Southend doubled their lead in the 54th minute when a well-worked move resulted in Stephen McLaughlin delivering a left-wing cross which was volleyed home by Wright.
Latics should have got back into the game when top goalscorer Eoin Doyle sent a six-yard header wide of the right upright before he nodded another effort against the outside of the opposite post in the closing stages.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 20 +19 47
2 Luton Town 21 +20 41
3 Sunderland 19 +21 40
4 Peterborough United 21 +12 39
5 Barnsley 20 +14 35
6 Doncaster Rovers 21 +8 35
7 Charlton Athletic 20 +8 34
8 Blackpool 20 +6 34
9 Wycombe Wanderers 21 +2 31
10 Walsall 21 -6 30
11 Coventry City 21 -3 29
12 Accrington Stanley 20 -2 28
13 Fleetwood Town 21 +5 27
14 Burton Albion 20 -2 27
15 Southend United 21 -3 26
16 Gillingham 21 -3 24
17 Shrewsbury Town 21 -3 24
18 Rochdale 21 -11 24
19 Oxford United 21 -6 22
20 Scunthorpe United 21 -15 21
21 Bristol Rovers 21 -8 17
22 Plymouth Argyle 21 -16 17
23 AFC Wimbledon 21 -16 15
24 Bradford City 21 -21 15