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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Joe Edwards (22', 24')
  • Kieron Morris (45'+1')
  • Amadou Bakayoko (71')
  • Tommy Rowe (87')
  • Niall Mason (90'+1' PEN)

Joe Edwards scores a brace as Walsall beat Doncaster

Joe Edwards scored twice in two first-half minutes to set Walsall on the way to a 4-2 victory over out-of-form Doncaster.
Walsall went ahead in the 22nd minutes when Nicky Devlin's cross was met by a looping Edwards header from 10 yards that found the top corner.
Edwards doubled the advantage two minutes later, running on to Justin Shaibu's pull-back and stroking low into the bottom corner from just inside the box.
It was game over in first-half stoppage-time as Kieron Morris pounced on hesitant Doncaster defending to lash a fine strike across keeper Ian Lawlor.
Walsall made it 4-0 in the 71st minute as substitute Amadou Bakayoko beat the onrushing Lawlor to poke home Erhun Oztumer's through ball from the edge of the box.
Doncaster pulled one back in the 87th minute as captain Tommy Rowe drove into the area before drilling between the legs of Walsall keeper Liam Roberts.
Rovers added a second in stoppage time when Niall Mason scored from the spot after a Devlin push on Andy Boyle, but they are now without a win in eight league games.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Coventry City 34 +18 67
2 Rotherham United 35 +23 62
3 Oxford United 35 +24 60
4 Portsmouth 35 +17 60
5 Fleetwood Town 35 +13 60
6 Peterborough United 35 +28 59
7 Sunderland 36 +16 59
8 Wycombe Wanderers 34 +5 59
9 Doncaster Rovers 34 +18 54
10 Ipswich Town 36 +10 52
11 Gillingham 35 +8 51
12 Burton Albion 35 0 48
13 Blackpool 35 +1 45
14 Bristol Rovers 35 -11 45
15 Lincoln City 35 -2 42
16 Shrewsbury Town 34 -11 41
17 Accrington Stanley 35 -6 40
18 Milton Keynes Dons 35 -11 37
19 Rochdale 34 -18 36
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 -13 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 -24 32
22 Southend United 35 -46 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 -39 14