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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Julien Ngoy (70')

Julien Ngoy scores Walsall winner on debut to down MK Dons

Stoke loanee Julien Ngoy's winner just four minutes into his debut gave Walsall a 1-0 victory that boosted their survival hopes and kept MK Dons firmly in the drop zone.
Substitute Ngoy fired home in the 70th minute to move Walsall four points clear of the relegation places and leave Dons three points from safety.
Walsall had the only chances of a drab first half as Joe Edwards' early 25-yard strike was saved by Lee Nicholls and, late in the half, Erhun Oztumer headed an Edwards cross wide from 12 yards.
Dons improved after the interval and Marcus Tavernier fired inches wide from 20 yards on 53 minutes before Kieran Agard's curler went similarly close six minutes later.
Amadou Bakayoko missed a sitter for Walsall after 62 minutes, skying over from six yards after an Edwards shot was blocked.
But Ngoy put the Saddlers ahead soon after coming on, cutting back in from the by-line before drilling home at Nicholls' near post.
Walsall keeper Liam Roberts made a superb save from Ed Upson's 10-yard strike to preserve the points.

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