2017-18 English League One, Regular Season

AFC Wimbledon secure survival with Doncaster stalemate

AFC Wimbledon earned the point they needed to ensure League One survival as they drew 0-0 at Doncaster.
In a game of few chances, second-half substitute Kwesi Appiah twice went close late on for the visitors, but it was a case of job done for Neal Ardley's men.
Dean Parrett smashed a shot over the crossbar early on for Wimbledon, before Rovers goalkeeper Ian Lawlor comfortably saved Joe Pigott's header.
The hosts finally had their first shot at goal after 25 minutes, with Niall Mason lashing a drive well wide.
Alfie May had a shot blocked for Rovers, before Jon Meades fired narrowly wide at the other end.
After a tepid first half, the second 45 minutes started much brighter and Rovers almost took the lead when John Marquis' close-range header was saved by George Long.
Ben Whiteman forced Long into a decent save low to his left as Doncaster threatened to get on top.
Appiah, though, very nearly gave Wimbledon the lead with their first shot of the second half in the 75th minute but his clever hooked effort landed on top of Lawlor's net.
Appiah went close again, with a 10-yard shot being diverted narrowly past Lawlor's left-hand post, before referee John Brooks brought the game to an end, sparking much jubilation amongst the 482 away fans.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Hull City 46 +42 89
2 Peterborough United 46 +37 87
3 Blackpool 46 +23 80
4 Sunderland 46 +28 77
5 Lincoln City 46 +19 77
6 Oxford United 46 +21 74
7 Charlton Athletic 46 +14 74
8 Portsmouth 46 +14 72
9 Ipswich Town 46 0 69
10 Gillingham 46 +3 67
11 Accrington Stanley 46 -5 67
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 -5 66
13 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +2 65
14 Doncaster Rovers 46 -4 64
15 Fleetwood Town 46 +3 60
16 Burton Albion 46 -12 57
17 Shrewsbury Town 46 -7 54
18 Plymouth Argyle 46 -27 53
19 AFC Wimbledon 46 -16 51
20 Wigan Athletic 46 -23 48
21 Rochdale 46 -17 47
22 Northampton Town 46 -26 45
23 Swindon Town 46 -34 43
24 Bristol Rovers 46 -30 38