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Yeovil Town 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Will Grigg notched his sixth goal of the season as MK Dons sealed all three points against 10-man Yeovil at Huish Park.

Ben Nugent was dismissed for the hosts after the break when he received a second booking for bringing down Grigg.

The Dons capitalised just minutes later when Grigg raced to slot the ball past on-loan goalkeeper Jake Kean.

Daniel Powell doubled the visitors' lead late on when he curled home an impressive strike from distance.

The result means Yeovil slip to 19th place in the League One table, whilst MK Dons remain fourth.

Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Somerset:

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Johnson on Yeovil v MK Dons

"You have to stop a Milton Keynes team playing their pattern. That means, try to get 10-15 passes to get their game going, to try and get it out to the left-back to head it inside and we coped with all of them things.

"We had the first two or three chances but then we shot ourselves in the foot like we've done a couple of times this year.

"We made a mistake and the mistake was for a lad to get sent off and it was a sending off - two bookings. There were a few that I thought weren't bookings in the game but those two were."

MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I actually thought they were good. I thought the sending off really did swing the game. We were a little bit sloppy at times today, but we've won 2-0. I'm very, very happy.

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Robinson on Yeovil v MK Dons

(On Nugent sending off) "There were a number of challenges today which were borderline. By the laws of the game it was out of control. It was an interesting one, but if he doesn't get the ball I think he'll go.

"It rained today, really heavy and it was a slow pitch. It was a slow game. But I thought the two sets of players were 100% committed to their football club this afternoon.

"We said 10 games was the benchmark for us, now 10 games on we're sat in a good position. This is a great afternoon for us."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 24Kean
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 20NugentBooked at 66mins
  • 5MartinBooked at 32mins
  • 3Smith
  • 8BerrettSubstituted forGrantat 64'minutes
  • 23GillettSubstituted forPriceat 79'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 16RalphBooked at 76mins
  • 9HayterSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 64'minutes
  • 25Hiwula-MayifuilaBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 6Sokolik
  • 7Dawson
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 11Foley
  • 17Grant
  • 18Price

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzean
  • 4FlanaganSubstituted forRandallat 33'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 8PotterBooked at 14minsSubstituted forBakerat 86'minutes
  • 14Alli
  • 10ReevesBooked at 58mins
  • 11GriggSubstituted forCarruthersat 88'minutes
  • 17PowellBooked at 74mins
  • 23Afobe

Substitutes

  • 9Bowditch
  • 13Baker
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 22Carruthers
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
4,000

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, MK Dons 2.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, MK Dons 2.

Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Mark Randall.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces William Grigg.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Carl Baker replaces Darren Potter.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, MK Dons 2. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Mark Randall (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Nathan Ralph (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Randall (MK Dons).

Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Yeovil Town).

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jack Price replaces Simon Gillett.

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

Mark Randall (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nathan Ralph (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nathan Ralph (Yeovil Town).

William Grigg (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

Booking

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

Hand ball by Benik Afobe (MK Dons).

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, MK Dons 1. William Grigg (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Randall.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Yeovil Town).

Mark Randall (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).

William Grigg (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1174022101225
2Swindon1063122111121
3Peterborough116231611520
4MK Dons1061325141119
5Preston105412011919
6Chesterfield105321914518
7Bradford115331511418
8Notts County11452127517
9Rochdale115151912716
10Fleetwood11443108216
11Sheff Utd105141516-116
12Oldham113621413115
13Doncaster104241115-414
14Crawley11425814-614
15Coventry113441214-213
16Walsall112631011-112
17Barnsley103341416-212
18Gillingham113351215-312
19Yeovil113351016-612
20Leyton Orient102441113-210
21Colchester112361417-39
22Port Vale112361118-79
23Scunthorpe112181125-147
24Crewe11119829-214
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