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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Jonathan Obika (80')

Alex Mowatt comes on to set up Jon Obika winner for Oxford against Blackpool

Substitute Alex Mowatt made an instant impact as Oxford United made it back-to-back wins with a 1-0 victory over Blackpool.
Mowatt came off the bench in the 78th minute and his first touch was to send over a free-kick that Jon Obika met with a glancing header for the winner - his seventh goal of the season.
But the result was harsh on the Seasiders, who were denied by four fine saves from keeper Simon Eastwood.
Oxford missed a golden opportunity in the 10th minute when Gino van Kessel selfishly went alone as he and strike partner Wes Thomas bore down on goal.
A simple square pass would have surely led to a goal, but Van Kessel thought he could score, only for keeper Christoffer Mafoumbi to dispossess him.
Eastwood tipped over Clark Robertson's left-foot drive and then blocked a volley from right-back Kelvin Mellor.
The U's keeper also saved well from Colin Daniel's shot, before pushing over Viv Solomon-Otabor's 20-yarder, and another fierce drive from Robertson.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 17 +13 36
2 Ipswich Town 15 +15 33
3 Coventry City 17 +3 29
4 Peterborough United 17 +16 28
5 Blackpool 17 +5 28
6 Rotherham United 16 +12 27
7 Oxford United 16 +14 26
8 Fleetwood Town 15 +8 26
9 Sunderland 15 +6 25
10 Bristol Rovers 16 0 25
11 Shrewsbury Town 16 -2 24
12 Doncaster Rovers 14 +8 23
13 Portsmouth 15 +4 21
14 Gillingham 17 +1 21
15 Burton Albion 14 +3 20
16 Rochdale 18 -9 19
17 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
18 Tranmere Rovers 16 -10 16
19 Accrington Stanley 17 -10 15
20 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 13
21 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -13 13
22 Southend United 17 -31 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 14 -21 1