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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Dean Parrett (12')
  • Kwesi Appiah (34')
  • Neil Danns (66')
  • George Miller (85')

Relegated Bury hit back to earn draw at AFC Wimbledon

Bottom-side Bury came from behind to end their three-year stay in League One with a 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon.
Dons midfielder Dean Parrett put the hosts in front with a superb half-volley after Barry Fuller's long throw fell to him at the back post.
Kwesi Appiah doubled their advantage after 34 minutes, firing past the luckless Joe Murphy for his third goal for the club after hesitation in the Shakers' backline.
Captain Neil Danns brought Bury back into the game after 66 minutes, curling into the top corner after Dons goalkeeper George Long had come off his line to parry Jay O'Shea's deep cross.
Substitute Andy Barcham then struck the bar with a 20-yard volley for Neal Ardley's Dons, who ended the season seven games unbeaten.
However, the Shakers earned only their 11th away point of the campaign courtesy of George Miller, who met O'Shea's delivery to head home late on.
The game was soured by injuries to Dons' highly-rated leading scorer Lyle Taylor and 18-year-old Bury defender Ryan Cooney, who were both stretchered off after lengthy delays.
Bury only won once away from Gigg Lane in the league all season and struggled against the tempo of Wimbledon's play in the opening half.
Yet they almost completed the most unlikely of comeback victories in the 89th minute as Miller met Ismail's drilled cross into the box only to fire over the bar.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 18 +15 36
3 Peterborough United 19 +17 32
4 Blackpool 19 +7 32
5 Bristol Rovers 18 +3 31
6 Coventry City 19 +3 31
7 Oxford United 18 +18 30
8 Rotherham United 19 +11 30
9 Fleetwood Town 17 +7 29
10 Portsmouth 18 +8 28
11 Sunderland 18 +4 26
12 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 25
13 Doncaster Rovers 16 +7 24
14 Gillingham 19 +1 24
15 Burton Albion 18 +1 24
16 Rochdale 20 -11 22
17 Lincoln City 18 -2 21
18 Accrington Stanley 19 -4 19
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -7 17
20 Tranmere Rovers 18 -11 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -14 14
22 Southend United 20 -37 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 16 -27 2