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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Charles Goode (86')

Charlie Goode effort enough as Scunthorpe edge struggling Bury

Defender Charlie Goode smashed home a late winner as promotion-chasing Scunthorpe edged a 1-0 victory over bottom side Bury to make a winning start to 2018.
The goal came four minutes from time, on the back of a goalmouth scramble, which ended the Shakers' stubborn resistance.
A point would have done little to help the visitors' survival aspirations, but they were unlucky not to hold on for a morale-boosting draw having frustrated their hosts for long spells of a largely-forgettable clash.
The Shakers created arguably the best two chances of the first half, with Neil Danns bringing a smart stop out of goalkeeper Matthew Gilks before Craig Jones headed over the bar from a corner.
Duane Holmes almost provided Scunthorpe with a rare spark in the 56th minute, when - after going on a jinking run which had begun in his own half - he was denied by Leo Fasan's diving save.
And just when it looked like Bury had battled out a rare away point, Goode hammered the ball home from inside a packed penalty area to secure the points.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Rotherham United 31 +24 57
2 Coventry City 30 +15 57
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 +5 56
4 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
5 Sunderland 31 +16 54
6 Portsmouth 30 +15 53
7 Ipswich Town 32 +14 52
8 Fleetwood Town 30 +11 51
9 Gillingham 32 +9 49
10 Oxford United 31 +18 48
11 Doncaster Rovers 31 +16 48
12 Burton Albion 31 0 43
13 Bristol Rovers 31 -7 42
14 Accrington Stanley 31 -1 39
15 Lincoln City 33 -3 38
16 Blackpool 30 0 37
17 Shrewsbury Town 30 -11 35
18 Milton Keynes Dons 31 -9 33
19 Rochdale 31 -16 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 32 -14 30
21 Tranmere Rovers 30 -25 23
22 Southend United 32 -46 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 29 -37 11