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Rochdale clinch League One survival

Rochdale clinch League One survival
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Rochdale beat Charlton Athletic to seal their League One survival at the expense of Oldham Athletic on the final day of the season.

Rochdale have sealed their League One survival on the final day of the season courtesy of a 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic.

Keith Hill's side went into the final match of the campaign sitting in the last relegation place, but Joe Thompson's second-half strike was enough for Dale to leapfrog Oldham Athletic in the table after the Latics could only manage a 2-2 draw with Northampton Town.

The stalemate at Sixfields also confirmed Northampton's relegation to League Two alongside Oldham, although the Cobblers would have needed an unlikely swing in goal difference to have stayed up on the final day anyway.

Oldham and Northampton join MK Dons and Bury in being relegated from the third tier this season, with Rochdale ultimately staying up by just one point.

Plymouth Argyle's slim hopes of sneaking into the final playoff spot were ended by a 5-2 defeat to Gillingham as Charlton held on to sixth place despite their defeat at Rochdale.

The League One playoffs will consist of Shrewsbury Town, Rotherham United, Scunthorpe United and Charlton.

Wigan Athletic wrapped up the League One title meanwhile, with their 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers - who were without manager Darren Ferguson due to a serious family issue - enough to hold off the challenge of Blackburn Rovers, who are forced to settle for second place.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CCoventry CityCoventry341813348301867
3Oxford UnitedOxford Utd35179961372460
4Portsmouth35179953361760
5Fleetwood TownFleetwood351612751381360
6Peterborough UnitedPeterborough351781068402859
7Sunderland361611948321659
9Doncaster RoversDoncaster341591051331854
10Ipswich TownIpswich3614101246361052
11Gillingham35121584234851
12Burton Albion351212115050048
13Blackpool351112124443145
14Bristol Rovers35129143849-1145
15Lincoln CityLincoln35126174446-242
16Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury341011133142-1141
17Accrington StanleyAccrington351010154753-640
18MK Dons35107183647-1137
19Rochdale34106183957-1836
20AFC Wimbledon35811163952-1335
RTranmere RoversTranmere3488183660-2432
RSouthend UnitedSouthend3547243985-4619
RBolton WanderersBolton34511182766-3914

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