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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Joe Rothwell (2')
  • Kyle Bennett (68')
  • Ellis Harrison (80')

Oxford stunned by Bristol Rovers comeback

Bristol Rovers hit back with two goals in 12 minutes in the second half to beat Oxford 2-1 and make it five away league games without defeat.
The Pirates recovered from falling behind very early on with strikes from Kyle Bennett and Ellis Harrison, and they deserved the three points after dominating the second half.
The U's capitalised on a poor clearance by keeper Adam Smith to open the scoring in the second minute.
Isaac Buckley-Ricketts fired the ball forward and Wes Thomas set up Joe Rothwell who hammered a left-footed drive into the top corner.
The visitors almost levelled from a Chris Lines header that Simon Eastwood tipped over, and Harrison headed just wide.
Bennett equalised when he shot home in a crowded box in the 68th minute after Oxford failed to clear Lines's cross from a free kick.
Two minutes later Bennett almost scored again with a curling shot that Eastwood turn around his post.
But in the 80th minute Harrison completed the turnaround, volleying home superbly from Ollie Clarke's cross.

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