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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Lee Frecklington (13', 31', 88')
  • Jon Taylor (16', 24')
  • Amadou Bakayoko (49')

Frecklington hits hat-trick as Rotherham run riot

Skipper Lee Frecklington netted a hat-trick as Rotherham United hammered Walsall 5-1.
The Millers netted four times in 18 first-half minutes to effectively end the contest before the break.
Frecklington put them ahead in the 13th minute when he volleyed a stunning effort over Mark Gillespie from 25 yards.
The midfielder was then needed at the other end to head Amadou Bakayoko's effort off the line.
Buoyed by that, Rotherham surged upfield and doubled their lead in the 16th minute with Jon Taylor flicking in Ryan Williams' cross to the near post.
It was three in the 24th minute with Taylor deflecting an effort off Nicky Devlin over the line after his initial shot had hit the post, while Will Vaulks set up the fourth in the 31st minute by looping a cross into the near post for Frecklington to head in.
Walsall pulled one back in the 49th minute, Bakayoko turning in from a corner, but Frecklington secured himself the match ball in the 88th minute by smashing in Anthony Forde's cut-back.

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