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Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Swindon Town

Robbie Neilson's MK Dons picked up their first win in three League One games to see out 2016 on a high after beating fellow strugglers Swindon at Stadium MK.

The Dons were ahead with only nine minutes gone, Kieran Agard nodding home a loose ball after Nicky Maynard's stunning strike crashed off the crossbar.

And it was to get better for Dons, a second goal coming after 26 minutes when a defensive mix-up saw the ball fall kindly to Chuks Aneke. He picked out Agard who made no mistake in doubling his tally from close range.

Swindon pulled a goal back nine minutes later after a deep cross into the box found Luke Norris who squeezed the ball in.

But Samir Carruthers' neat through-ball saw Maynard extend the advantage once more, beating the offside trap to slot home his 100th career goal.

Swindon never gave up, setting up a nervy finale as Raphael Rossi Branco headed home with 25 minutes remaining, only to fall short and suffer a third defeat in four league outings.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Williams
  • 23Downing
  • 4Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 6Upson
  • 10Reeves
  • 25AnekeSubstituted forPowellat 68'minutes
  • 7Carruthers
  • 14AgardSubstituted forColcloughat 79'minutes
  • 28MaynardSubstituted forTshimangaat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 16Hendry
  • 17Powell
  • 19Nicholls
  • 26Furlong
  • 27Tshimanga
  • 49Colclough

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 29BrancoBooked at 57mins
  • 28Jones
  • 20Furlong
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forBrophyat 35'minutes
  • 22Murray
  • 4ThomasSubstituted forGoddardat 59'minutes
  • 15Smith
  • 33NorrisBooked at 52mins
  • 9Obika
  • 24Hylton

Substitutes

  • 5Rodgers
  • 7Doughty
  • 10Goddard
  • 11Brophy
  • 12Henry
  • 23Delfouneso
  • 27Barry
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
9,385

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 3, Swindon Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 3, Swindon Town 2.

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Murray (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kabongo Tshimanga replaces Nicky Maynard because of an injury.

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lloyd Jones (Swindon Town).

James Brophy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (MK Dons).

Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Colclough replaces Kieran Agard.

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Chuks Aneke.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 3, Swindon Town 2. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Brophy following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by George B Williams.

Tom Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Lloyd Jones (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chuks Aneke.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by George B Williams.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Paul Downing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Sheff Utd23145442231947
3Bolton23144530141646
4Rochdale2413383830842
5Bradford2391132819938
6Southend2310763428637
7Millwall2411493937237
8Peterborough22106636241236
9Fleetwood239773428634
10Bristol Rovers239683740-333
11Wimbledon238873428632
12Charlton2371062824431
13Northampton238693433130
14Oxford Utd238692828030
15Walsall237972631-530
16Gillingham2486103239-730
17Port Vale2486102737-1030
18MK Dons2476112934-527
19Swindon2466122438-1424
20Bury2363143245-1321
21Shrewsbury2456132438-1421
22Chesterfield2463152743-1621
23Coventry2347122034-1419
24Oldham2239101226-1418
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