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Swindon Town 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons

George Baldock

A fine last-minute strike from George Baldock gave MK Dons victory at fellow play-off hopefuls Swindon.

Michael Smith headed the hosts into the lead from close range after visiting keeper David Martin parried Alex Pritchard's initial effort.

Antony Kay levelled with a powerful header from a Ben Reeves corner.

Dean Bowditch should have put them in front, but home keeper Tyrell Belford denied him before Baldock fired into the top corner to win it.

Swindon manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"I thought first half we deserved to be winning, and we should have killed the game off at the start of the second half.

"We dropped a little bit deep, we looked tired in the second half.

"We concede from a free header from a corner and then we try and win the game and leave ourselves a little bit exposed.

"We're not quite there yet."

MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: MK Dons boss Robinson

"It was just a very good away performance. I said this was big. I think you've seen how we celebrated, how important it was to us all.

"Our game plan was to be 0-0 at half-time. We felt if we get to half-time 0-0 we have enough quality to go and win it.

"Today, I thought Dele Alli was sensational. But what helped him was Alan Smith. I thought that was his best game in an MK Dons shirt.

"I will put Danny Collinge on. I don't really care how old he is if he's good, he's good. Whether you're 17 or whether you're 49, if you've still got legs and you can still play, I'll put you on."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 25Belford
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forMcEveleyat 83'minutes
  • 3Byrne
  • 4Luongo
  • 22Ward
  • 41Archibald-Henville
  • 19Thompson
  • 7Harley
  • 28SmithSubstituted forN'Guessanat 86'minutes
  • 15KasimSubstituted forMurphyat 69'minutes
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 12N'Guessan
  • 14McEveley
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 30Bedwell
  • 33Barker
  • 39Gladwin
  • 40Murphy

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 18BaldockBooked at 90mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 11Smith
  • 23Spence
  • 24KayBooked at 32mins
  • 6ColeSubstituted forPowellat 45'minutes
  • 14Alli
  • 13McLeod
  • 12Reeves
  • 27OdelusiSubstituted forBowditchat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bowditch
  • 10Chadwick
  • 17Powell
  • 20Rasulo
  • 21Hall
  • 28Collinge
  • 50Burns
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
7,424

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, MK Dons 2.

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, MK Dons 2. George Baldock (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by James McEveley.

Attempt saved. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Dany N'Guessan replaces Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. James McEveley replaces Nathan Thompson because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

Izale McLeod (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Swindon Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Sanmi Odelusi.

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jacob Murphy replaces Yaser Kasim.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, MK Dons 1. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Reeves with a cross following a corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Louis Thompson.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Izale McLeod (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (MK Dons).

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Darren Ward.

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Smith (MK Dons).

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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4Preston351813451351667
5Rotherham341711664432162
6Peterborough34174135546955
7MK Dons35147145047349
8Swindon35138145247547
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17Bristol City35814135258-638
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19Carlisle34107173856-1837
20Tranmere3499164160-1936
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