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SwindonSwindon Town1MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons2

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:

"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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, MK Dons 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

  5. Goal!

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by James McEveley.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Murphy (Swindon Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Sanmi Odelusi.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (MK Dons).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves33227460204073
2Leyton Orient35218668333571
3Brentford33217556312570
4Preston351813451351667
5Rotherham341711664432162
6Peterborough34174135546955
7MK Dons35147145047349
8Swindon35138145247547
9Walsall351211123938147
10Port Vale34144164653-746
11Sheff Utd33128133638-244
12Coventry34149116259341
13Bradford34914114543241
14Gillingham35125184457-1341
15Colchester33912123942-339
16Crawley3091293438-439
17Bristol City35814135258-638
18Oldham35108174051-1138
19Carlisle34107173856-1837
20Tranmere3499164160-1936
21Stevenage34105193654-1835
22Crewe3598184067-2735
23Shrewsbury34711163346-1332
24Notts County3594224261-1931
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