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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Gary Sawyer (16')

Gary Sawyer back on the scoresheet for Plymouth as they beat MK Dons

Gary Sawyer scored his first goal for Plymouth in eight years as Derek Adams' side recorded a 1-0 win at MK Dons to move four points clear of the League One relegation zone.
The visitors leapfrogged their opponents in the table as struggling MK extended their winless run to seven and now sit just three points and one place above the drop zone.
Plymouth took the lead in the 16th minute after some good work from Toumani Diagouraga in midfield allowed him to roll a neat through ball into the path of the onrushing Sawyer to the left of the MK Dons box, before the experienced left-back coolly slotted home his first Argyle goal since Boxing Day 2009.
Dons keeper Lee Nicholls almost gifted the Pilgrims a second after rolling the ball straight to Ryan Taylor on the edge of his own box, but the forward saw his first-time effort fly just wide of goal.
The hosts huffed and puffed late on but failed to truly test the Argyle defence as Adams' side continued their march away from the drop zone.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 27 +21 57
2 Luton Town 27 +25 53
3 Sunderland 26 +22 52
4 Charlton Athletic 28 +15 50
5 Barnsley 26 +21 49
6 Peterborough United 27 +13 47
7 Doncaster Rovers 27 +14 45
8 Coventry City 28 -2 39
9 Blackpool 26 +2 38
10 Fleetwood Town 27 +5 35
11 Burton Albion 27 0 35
12 Southend United 27 0 35
13 Wycombe Wanderers 27 -3 35
14 Accrington Stanley 26 -8 35
15 Scunthorpe United 28 -17 33
16 Walsall 27 -14 32
17 Gillingham 27 -6 31
18 Shrewsbury Town 27 -6 30
19 Rochdale 28 -24 30
20 Bristol Rovers 27 -4 28
21 Oxford United 27 -10 27
22 Bradford City 27 -12 27
23 Plymouth Argyle 27 -15 27
24 AFC Wimbledon 27 -17 23