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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Sonny Bradley (45'+3')

Sonny Bradley effort enough as in-form Plymouth edge Oxford

In-form Plymouth extended their run to just one defeat in 14 League One games with a 1-0 victory at Oxford.
Centre-half Sonny Bradley struck in first-half stoppage time when he met Graham Carey's corner with a powerful header from beyond the far post to claim all three points.
It was a third-straight defeat for managerless Oxford, yet the U's were positive and purposeful in the first half.
James Henry saw his deflected shot beaten out by Argyle goalkeeper Remi Matthews, and Alex Mowatt hit a half-volley over from eight yards from Todd Kane's cross.
In the end-to-end contest, Carey got behind the home defence but his scooped shot drifted wide.
Oxford suffered a blow when they lost midfielder Joe Rothwell to injury before the break.
Argyle almost made it two when Ryan Taylor shot against the top of the crossbar and again when Carey's effort was cleared off the line by Todd Kane.
Gino Van Kessell gave United more urgency when he came off the bench but the Pilgrims defended well - with some vital blocks - to keep a clean sheet.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 17 +13 36
2 Ipswich Town 15 +15 33
3 Coventry City 17 +3 29
4 Peterborough United 17 +16 28
5 Blackpool 17 +5 28
6 Rotherham United 16 +12 27
7 Oxford United 16 +14 26
8 Fleetwood Town 15 +8 26
9 Sunderland 15 +6 25
10 Bristol Rovers 16 0 25
11 Shrewsbury Town 16 -2 24
12 Doncaster Rovers 14 +8 23
13 Portsmouth 15 +4 21
14 Gillingham 17 +1 21
15 Burton Albion 14 +3 20
16 Rochdale 18 -9 19
17 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
18 Tranmere Rovers 16 -10 16
19 Accrington Stanley 17 -10 15
20 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 13
21 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -13 13
22 Southend United 17 -31 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 14 -21 1