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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Steven Davies (55')
  • Duane Holmes (63')

Duane Holmes cancels out Steven Davies' goal as Rochdale and Scunthorpe draw

Rochdale and Scunthorpe cancelled each other out by trading second-half goals in a 1-1 draw at the Crown Oil Arena.
The home enjoyed the greater share of possession in the opening period, but home goalkeeper Josh Lillis was busier than Scunthorpe counterpart Matt Gilks, who didn't have a save to make in the opening 45 minutes.
The Rochdale goal came under threat when a misjudged back pass by Jamie Allen from the halfway line looked short of legs, presenting an opportunity for Paddy Madden. Fortunately for Keith Hill's side, Lillis read the danger early and raced out of his area, winning the crucial challenge for the ball.
Lillis also saved well when Reece Brown's poor header let Josh Morris in down the left flank.
After the break, Dale improved with the introduction of striker Steven Davies. His diving header in the 53rd minute gave the home side the lead, the frontman meeting Ian Henderson's flick towards the back post.
It was a short-lived lead, however, as fellow sub Duane Holmes slipped a neat finish beneath Lillis in the 63rd minute.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Shrewsbury Town 14 +14 34
2 Wigan Athletic 14 +18 32
3 Bradford City 14 +7 27
4 Rotherham United 14 +9 24
5 Charlton Athletic 13 +5 24
6 Oxford United 14 +8 22
7 Blackpool 13 +4 22
8 Peterborough United 13 +4 21
9 Fleetwood Town 13 +1 21
10 Blackburn Rovers 12 +6 20
11 Portsmouth 14 +3 20
12 Scunthorpe United 14 +3 20
13 Bristol Rovers 14 -5 18
14 Milton Keynes Dons 14 -5 18
15 Southend United 14 -8 17
16 Walsall 14 -5 16
17 Doncaster Rovers 14 0 15
18 AFC Wimbledon 14 -6 15
19 Oldham Athletic 13 -8 14
20 Rochdale 14 -4 13
21 Bury 13 -4 12
22 Gillingham 14 -9 11
23 Northampton Town 14 -15 9
24 Plymouth Argyle 14 -13 7