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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Joe Edwards (22', 24')
  • Kieron Morris (45'+1')
  • Amadou Bakayoko (71')
  • Tommy Rowe (87')
  • Niall Mason (90'+1' PEN)

Joe Edwards scores a brace as Walsall beat Doncaster

Joe Edwards scored twice in two first-half minutes to set Walsall on the way to a 4-2 victory over out-of-form Doncaster.
Walsall went ahead in the 22nd minutes when Nicky Devlin's cross was met by a looping Edwards header from 10 yards that found the top corner.
Edwards doubled the advantage two minutes later, running on to Justin Shaibu's pull-back and stroking low into the bottom corner from just inside the box.
It was game over in first-half stoppage-time as Kieron Morris pounced on hesitant Doncaster defending to lash a fine strike across keeper Ian Lawlor.
Walsall made it 4-0 in the 71st minute as substitute Amadou Bakayoko beat the onrushing Lawlor to poke home Erhun Oztumer's through ball from the edge of the box.
Doncaster pulled one back in the 87th minute as captain Tommy Rowe drove into the area before drilling between the legs of Walsall keeper Liam Roberts.
Rovers added a second in stoppage time when Niall Mason scored from the spot after a Devlin push on Andy Boyle, but they are now without a win in eight league games.

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