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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Eoghan O'Connell (45'+3')
  • Benjamin Whiteman (78')

Pressure on Bury boss Lee Clark following defeat to Doncaster

Ben Whiteman struck the winner as Doncaster secured a 1-0 win at 10-man Bury to pile the pressure on Shakers manager Lee Clark.
Bury centre-half Eoghan O'Connell was sent off in first-half stoppage-time and it looked like the hosts might hang on.
But Rovers substitute Whiteman scored in the 78th minute to condemn Bury to a fourth straight defeat, leaving them second-bottom in Sky Bet League One.
James Coppinger and Jermaine Beckford fired wide at each end before the hosts had the better of a poor first half.
Chris Humphrey and Greg Leigh went close before Rovers goalkeeper Ian Lawlor denied Rohan Ince and Beckford.
Doncaster were handed a boost as O'Connell was shown a straight red for bundling over John Marquis when clean through.
Tommy Rowe fired the free-kick just wide before substitute Andy Williams had a goalbound effort blocked after the break.
Marquis then squared for Williams to somehow sidefoot wide from four yards.
But Coppinger's corner was cleared to the edge of the Bury box, where Whiteman had time to take a touch before sidefooting home, edging Rovers up to 17th.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Shrewsbury Town 18 +14 40
2 Wigan Athletic 18 +22 39
3 Scunthorpe United 19 +10 35
4 Charlton Athletic 17 +8 34
5 Bradford City 19 +6 33
6 Blackburn Rovers 17 +14 31
7 Peterborough United 18 +4 28
8 Oxford United 19 +7 26
9 Rotherham United 18 +6 26
10 Blackpool 18 +1 26
11 Portsmouth 19 0 26
12 Fleetwood Town 19 -1 26
13 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -6 24
14 Southend United 18 -7 24
15 Walsall 18 -2 22
16 Oldham Athletic 18 -6 22
17 Bristol Rovers 18 -7 21
18 Doncaster Rovers 19 -5 20
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -6 20
20 Gillingham 19 -7 19
21 Northampton Town 19 -17 18
22 Rochdale 18 -6 17
23 Plymouth Argyle 19 -13 17
24 Bury 19 -9 16

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