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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Defences dominate as Rochdale hold AFC Wimbledon

Rochdale's recent revival continued as they held on for a 0-0 draw at AFC Wimbledon and a fourth successive clean sheet.
The Dons' poor form continued as they slipped into the relegation places in League One and they have now only won once in their last seven games.
Andy Barcham was the chief threat for the home side in the first half, causing real problems with his incisive running from deep and it was his curler that brought the first save from Josh Lillis in the Rochdale goal.
Cody McDonald also headed over in the first half, while at the other end the visitors went closest when Donervon Daniels' header was saved.
Chances were at a premium in the second half, with Barcham wasting a chance soon after the resumption and Barry Fuller forced a save with an angled drive.
But after failing to win any of their first six games in the league, Keith Hill's Rochdale could celebrate another point that lifts them further away from trouble.

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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