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Oldham Athletic 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons

MK Dons moved to within six points of the League One play-off places thanks to an impressive first-half display against Oldham.

The Dons took just four minutes to break the deadlock when George Baldock drilled home from 20 yards.

Izale McLeod doubled their lead when he fired in Stephen Gleeson's through ball towards the end of the first half.

Oldham grabbed a consolation as Charlie MacDonald scored against his old club when he headed in Gary Harkins' corner.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The first 45 minutes were unacceptable, disappointing, poor and we didn't pass it well enough. It looked like a side that was waiting to get beat in the first half.

"We maybe could have come back and got the draw so the second-half display is something to build on at least.

"For some reason, the players seem to relax a little bit after a good win and that's when you've got to go harder.

"We move onto Tranmere now, which is an important game for us, and we're looking for the characters to come out."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought defensively, the whole group was very good in the first half and we denied them a lot.

"We knew they were going to come at us second half and I'm disappointed to concede a goal from a set-piece.

"But I thought the boys were magnificent, the way they stood up to the challenge was a testament to them as individuals.

"Tactically, we got it right, but were were under pressure and I couldn't have been happier with the way we've played."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Brown
  • 3Grounds
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 18Lockwood
  • 16Wilson
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forDaytonat 45'minutes
  • 7DunfieldSubstituted forWinchesterat 45'minutes
  • 9SteadSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 45'minutes
  • 10MacDonald
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 12Mellor
  • 14Clarke-Harris
  • 15Winchester
  • 19Dayton
  • 23Turner
  • 28Worrall
  • 29Rachubka

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 18Baldock
  • 3Lewington
  • 12Reeves
  • 23Spence
  • 24Kay
  • 17PowellSubstituted forHallat 59'minutes
  • 7Gleeson
  • 13McLeodSubstituted forSmithat 89'minutes
  • 10ChadwickSubstituted forColeat 59'minutes
  • 14Alli

Substitutes

  • 6Cole
  • 11Smith
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 21Hall
  • 27Odelusi
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
2,792

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, MK Dons 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, MK Dons 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Baldock.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Alan Smith replaces Izale McLeod.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Hall.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Baldock.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Larnell Cole.

  11. Post update

    Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

  13. Post update

    James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Hall (MK Dons).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Larnell Cole (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Hall (MK Dons).

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33207666323467
2Wolves31207454203467
3Brentford31206554312366
4Preston331613446331361
5Rotherham321610658431558
6Peterborough311641151411052
7Walsall32121193731647
8Swindon33137135044646
9MK Dons33137134845346
10Port Vale32134154449-543
11Bradford3291494338541
12Sheff Utd31108133338-538
13Gillingham33115174255-1338
14Coventry31138105956337
15Oldham33107163746-937
16Carlisle32106163754-1736
17Colchester30811113639-335
18Crawley2781183236-435
19Tranmere3298153855-1735
20Crewe3397173762-2534
21Bristol City33614134755-832
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Notts County3393214255-1330
24Stevenage3184192950-2128
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