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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Jermaine Beckford (90')
  • Nicky Ajose (90'+3')
  • Tom Lockyer (55')
  • Billy Bodin (73', 85')

Impressive Pirates get season up and running with win at Bury

Bristol Rovers brushed aside their poor start in League One by cruising to an impressive 3-2 win at Bury.
The Pirates were bottom after losing their first two games but Tom Lockyer headed them into a 55th-minute lead before Billy Bodin struck twice to secure their first points of the season.
Jermaine Beckford and Nicky Ajose scored consolations in stoppage time but the scoreline flattered a woeful Bury.
Beckford and Harry Bunn tested Sam Slocombe in the first half but otherwise Rovers played some fine football, with Bodin firing wide as they racked up 26 shots.
Ellis Harrison and Tom Nichols were then denied by Bury keeper Joe Murphy before Chris Lines fired over.
Nichols and Ollie Clarke also went close before the break but 22-year-old centre-back Lockyer - in his 200th appearance for Rovers - then headed home from Lee Brown's corner.
The hosts offered little in reply and Bodin headed home from Joe Partington's 72nd-minute corner before poking in from close range after 86 minutes.
Beckford headed home from Tsun Dai's late corner while Ajose converted Greg Leigh's cross but Bury could not avoid a second straight defeat.

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English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 46 +60 98
2 Blackburn Rovers 46 +42 96
3 Shrewsbury Town 46 +21 87
4 Rotherham United 46 +20 79
5 Scunthorpe United 46 +15 74
6 Charlton Athletic 46 +7 71
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 -1 68
8 Portsmouth 46 +1 66
9 Peterborough United 46 +8 64
10 Southend United 46 -4 63
11 Bradford City 46 -10 63
12 Blackpool 46 +5 60
13 Bristol Rovers 46 -6 59
14 Fleetwood Town 46 -9 57
15 Doncaster Rovers 46 0 56
16 Oxford United 46 -5 56
17 Gillingham 46 -5 56
18 AFC Wimbledon 46 -11 53
19 Walsall 46 -13 52
20 Rochdale 46 -8 51
21 Oldham Athletic 46 -17 50
22 Northampton Town 46 -34 47
23 Milton Keynes Dons 46 -26 45
24 Bury 46 -30 36