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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 Ipswich Town 9 +12 21
2 Coventry City 9 +6 19
3 Wycombe Wanderers 10 +5 19
4 Fleetwood Town 9 +4 17
5 Sunderland 9 +3 16
6 Blackpool 10 +2 16
7 Doncaster Rovers 8 +4 15
8 Bristol Rovers 10 +1 15
9 Peterborough United 9 +10 14
10 Lincoln City 10 -1 13
11 Shrewsbury Town 9 -1 13
12 Oxford United 10 +4 12
13 Rotherham United 8 +4 12
14 Burton Albion 9 +2 12
15 Milton Keynes Dons 9 -2 12
16 Gillingham 9 +4 10
17 Rochdale 9 -4 10
18 Tranmere Rovers 9 -2 9
19 Accrington Stanley 9 -6 7
20 Portsmouth 7 -1 6
21 Southend United 9 -13 4
22 AFC Wimbledon 10 -9 3
23 Bolton Wanderers 8 -22 -9