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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Stephen Humphrys (67')

Rochdale slow Rotherham's promotion push to boost survival hopes

Rochdale gave their chances of survival a huge boost with a 1-0 victory at promotion-chasing Rotherham United.
The Millers' 14 game unbeaten run was ended as Stephen Humphrys struck the game's only goal.
Rotherham's Marek Rodak made the first save of the game as he rushed out to deny Andrew Cannon.
The visitors threatened again through Humphrys but his shot was diverted wide of goal.
Rotherham thought they would have a half-time lead but Richard Wood's header was disallowed for a foul on Josh Lillis.
Rochdale's Brad Inman was denied early in the second half by another good stop from Rodak after bursting clear of the defence.
The away side deservedly went ahead after 67 minutes when Humphrys lashed a shot into the bottom corner following a rapid build-up.
Joe Mattock denied Ian Henderson a good chance for a second with a well-timed tackle in the box.
Semi Ajayi's late effort for Rotherham was cleared off the line and Rochdale hung on for back-to-back league victories.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ipswich Town 11 +16 27
2 Wycombe Wanderers 12 +8 23
3 Peterborough United 12 +13 21
4 Bristol Rovers 12 +3 21
5 Fleetwood Town 11 +6 20
6 Blackpool 13 +2 20
7 Coventry City 12 +1 20
8 Oxford United 13 +10 19
9 Sunderland 11 +2 19
10 Rotherham United 11 +8 18
11 Doncaster Rovers 11 0 16
12 Lincoln City 13 -2 16
13 Shrewsbury Town 11 -3 16
14 Burton Albion 10 +5 15
15 Gillingham 12 +3 14
16 Portsmouth 10 +1 13
17 Rochdale 12 -7 13
18 Tranmere Rovers 12 -5 12
19 Milton Keynes Dons 12 -7 12
20 Accrington Stanley 12 -6 11
21 AFC Wimbledon 13 -6 9
22 Southend United 12 -19 4
23 Bolton Wanderers 10 -23 -8