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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • George Miller (67')

George Miller earns Bury a morale-boosting victory

Already-relegated Bury gave their fans something to cheer about as they beat Portsmouth 1-0 in their last home game of the season.
Pompey came into the game with a slim chance of sneaking into the play-offs, but their rivals went in front through George Miller's 68th-minute strike.
And the Shakers held on to secure just their eighth league win of a miserable season - and their first in 11 games.
Bury had gone closest early on as Harry Bunn and Neil Danns fired wide, while Jay O'Shea volleyed over.
Pompey's Ollie Hawkins then somehow headed wide from a Jamal Lowe cross before the same player fired wide just before half-time.
O'Shea and Hawkins were then off-target before Cameron Burgess headed over from a Pompey corner.
A Bury corner resulted in Miller's close-range shot being headed off the line by Brett Pitman.
But moments later goalkeeper Luke McGee failed to clear a back-pass before being tackled by Miller, with the loose ball rolling over the goal-line for the Middlesbrough loanee's seventh goal of the season.
Home keeper Joe Murphy then denied Matt Kennedy and Conor Chaplin to give rock-bottom Bury a rare victory.

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