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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Anthony Forde (7')
  • Richard Towell (29')
  • Michael Smith (52')
  • James Henry (43')

Rotherham maintain momentum with win over Oxford

Rampant Rotherham made it five wins on the bounce after seeing off Oxford 3-1.
Rotherham were ahead after seven minutes with David Ball picking out Anthony Forde in space and the winger rocketed an effort into the top corner from 25 yards.
The lead was almost doubled minutes later when Michael Smith's header was somehow tipped onto the post by the diving Simon Eastwood.
Goalkeeper Eastwood was beaten in the 29th minute after he palmed Joe Newell's stinging effort straight to Richie Towell to tap in.
Marek Rodak was called into action at the other end after Isaac Buckley-Ricketts had broken clear.
There was little Rodak could do in the 43rd minute as James Henry skipped past challenges in the box before firing an unstoppable strike into the roof of the net.
Rotherham restored their two-goal lead after 52 minutes when Smith was on hand to turn in Forde's cross.
Substitute Caolan Lavery was inches away from crowning the victory as he just missed Smith's return ball across the box.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Rotherham United 25 +19 44
2 Wycombe Wanderers 25 +6 44
3 Ipswich Town 25 +14 42
4 Coventry City 24 +9 41
5 Oxford United 25 +17 40
6 Burton Albion 25 +4 39
7 Sunderland 24 +11 38
8 Portsmouth 24 +7 38
9 Doncaster Rovers 23 +13 37
10 Peterborough United 25 +10 37
11 Fleetwood Town 23 +7 36
12 Bristol Rovers 24 -2 36
13 Blackpool 24 +4 34
14 Gillingham 25 +4 34
15 Lincoln City 26 +2 34
16 Shrewsbury Town 24 -4 33
17 Accrington Stanley 25 -2 29
18 Rochdale 25 -12 28
19 Milton Keynes Dons 26 -11 25
20 AFC Wimbledon 25 -8 24
21 Tranmere Rovers 24 -16 22
22 Southend United 25 -38 10
23 Bolton Wanderers 23 -34 7