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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • John Marquis (75', 90'+2')

Donny down Bradford to improve chances of staying up

Doncaster took a major step towards securing their Sky Bet League One survival by beating Bradford 2-0.
John Marquis' second-half double was enough to separate the sides and deliver another blow to Bradford's fading play-off hopes.
City had the better of the first half and it took a Joe Wright clearance off the line to prevent Timothee Dieng from heading them in front early on.
And Doncaster keeper Marko Marosi produced a smart double save to twice deny Romain Vincelot.
Just before half-time Alex Gilliead dragged a shot wide on the turn.
Play evened out in the second half and Doncaster finally broke the deadlock on 75 minutes when Marquis charged into the box to meet a superb cross from Niall Mason and plant a bullet header beyond Colin Doyle.
Although Bradford had piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser, Doncaster made sure of the points two minutes into stoppage time.
Breaking out, Alfie Beestin delivered a fine crossfield pass which released Marquis and he slammed through the legs of Doyle.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ipswich Town 27 +16 48
2 Rotherham United 27 +21 47
3 Wycombe Wanderers 27 +3 47
4 Coventry City 25 +10 44
5 Peterborough United 28 +14 43
6 Sunderland 26 +12 42
7 Oxford United 26 +17 41
8 Portsmouth 25 +8 41
9 Burton Albion 26 +4 40
10 Doncaster Rovers 25 +12 38
11 Fleetwood Town 25 +7 38
12 Lincoln City 28 +2 37
13 Bristol Rovers 26 -5 37
14 Gillingham 27 +4 36
15 Blackpool 25 +3 34
16 Shrewsbury Town 25 -4 34
17 Accrington Stanley 27 -3 30
18 Rochdale 27 -13 29
19 AFC Wimbledon 26 -7 27
20 Milton Keynes Dons 27 -12 25
21 Tranmere Rovers 25 -17 22
22 Southend United 26 -37 13
23 Bolton Wanderers 24 -35 7