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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Ellis Harrison (50')

Ellis Harrison strike gives Bristol Rovers win at MK Dons

Ellis Harrison struck in the second half to secure Bristol Rovers a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened MK Dons as the Pirates moved within four points of the play-off places.
The forward's 12th league goal of the season condemned struggling MK to their 10th-straight league game without a win but it was Rovers' third win in five as they look to chase down sixth-placed Plymouth.
The hosts started brightly and went close to taking the lead when Robbie Muirhead cut inside on 15 minutes, before firing a left-footed strike just over the Rovers goal.
Liam Sercombe threatened for the visitors 10 minutes later when his half-volley inside the Dons box was superbly saved by Lee Nicholls.
Darrell Clarke's Pirates then took a deserved lead five minutes after the break as Harrison broke down the flank before cutting inside and delicately dinking a fine finish over the head of MK keeper Nicholls.
And despite Muirhead forcing Rovers stopper Sam Slocombe into a testing save late on, Dan Micciche's men couldn't find a leveller as relegation to League Two becomes increasingly likely.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Rotherham United 31 +24 57
2 Coventry City 30 +15 57
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 +5 56
4 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
5 Sunderland 31 +16 54
6 Portsmouth 30 +15 53
7 Ipswich Town 32 +14 52
8 Fleetwood Town 30 +11 51
9 Gillingham 32 +9 49
10 Oxford United 31 +18 48
11 Doncaster Rovers 31 +16 48
12 Burton Albion 31 0 43
13 Bristol Rovers 31 -7 42
14 Accrington Stanley 31 -1 39
15 Lincoln City 33 -3 38
16 Blackpool 30 0 37
17 Shrewsbury Town 30 -11 35
18 Milton Keynes Dons 31 -9 33
19 Rochdale 31 -16 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 32 -14 30
21 Tranmere Rovers 30 -25 23
22 Southend United 32 -46 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 29 -37 11