2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • John Marquis (75', 90'+2')

Donny down Bradford to improve chances of staying up

Doncaster took a major step towards securing their Sky Bet League One survival by beating Bradford 2-0.
John Marquis' second-half double was enough to separate the sides and deliver another blow to Bradford's fading play-off hopes.
City had the better of the first half and it took a Joe Wright clearance off the line to prevent Timothee Dieng from heading them in front early on.
And Doncaster keeper Marko Marosi produced a smart double save to twice deny Romain Vincelot.
Just before half-time Alex Gilliead dragged a shot wide on the turn.
Play evened out in the second half and Doncaster finally broke the deadlock on 75 minutes when Marquis charged into the box to meet a superb cross from Niall Mason and plant a bullet header beyond Colin Doyle.
Although Bradford had piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser, Doncaster made sure of the points two minutes into stoppage time.
Breaking out, Alfie Beestin delivered a fine crossfield pass which released Marquis and he slammed through the legs of Doyle.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 +14 52
2 Wigan Athletic 23 +22 51
3 Sunderland 27 +19 51
4 Rotherham United 25 +27 50
5 Milton Keynes Dons 26 +15 46
6 Plymouth Argyle 25 +11 43
7 Oxford United 26 +11 43
8 Sheffield Wednesday 25 +5 40
9 Portsmouth 25 +5 38
10 Accrington Stanley 26 -9 36
11 Ipswich Town 26 +7 35
12 Burton Albion 25 +1 35
13 Cambridge United 26 -3 33
14 Cheltenham Town 26 -13 31
15 Charlton Athletic 26 0 30
16 Shrewsbury Town 26 -3 30
17 Bolton Wanderers 25 -5 29
18 Lincoln City 25 -4 28
19 Fleetwood Town 25 -5 28
20 AFC Wimbledon 24 -6 27
21 Morecambe 26 -16 24
22 Crewe Alexandra 26 -20 22
23 Gillingham 25 -22 18
24 Doncaster Rovers 26 -31 16