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Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Chesterfield

Caolan Lavery
Caolan Lavery has scored two goals in two games for Chesterfield

Caolan Lavery scored a last-minute winner against 10-man MK Dons to move Chesterfield to within one point of the League One play-off places.

Chesterfield's Gary Roberts fired against the post before on-loan Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker sent a curling shot into the top right corner.

Roberts coolly levelled and Dons were soon a man down following Dean Lewington's second yellow.

Spireites keeper Tommy Lee denied Carl Baker before Lavery won it.

The on-loan Sheffield Wednesday forward was first to meet a Tendayi Darikwa cross and beat Ian McLoughlin with a flicked shot.

Defeat sees Karl Robinson's Dons slip to third, a point behind Preston North End, who moved up to second with a draw against Doncaster Rovers.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We know we weren't good enough, all of us. I have to take responsibility for it, it's my team, it's the team I put out and we didn't perform well at all.

"The goals tonight were ridiculously poor.

"I didn't see our style tonight and we have to find that bravery on the ball again.

"I have to be the man to come and apologise in front of our fans - I'm sorry."

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16McLoughlin
  • 12SpenceBooked at 26minsSubstituted forHodsonat 72'minutes
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Kay
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 80mins
  • 8Potter
  • 34BakerSubstituted forAndrewsat 84'minutes
  • 17Powell
  • 10Reeves
  • 35WilliamsSubstituted forBakerat 36'minutes
  • 11Grigg

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 7Green
  • 13Baker
  • 21Andrews
  • 22Carruthers
  • 28Cole
  • 29Burns

Chesterfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 4Hird
  • 23Evatt
  • 12Clucas
  • 8Ryan
  • 5MorsyBooked at 24mins
  • 11RobertsBooked at 16minsSubstituted forDieseruvweat 90+4'minutes
  • 24BanksSubstituted forAriyibiat 62'minutes
  • 10O'Shea
  • 13LaverySubstituted forHarrisonat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Carter
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 18Harrison
  • 20Chapman
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 28Ariyibi
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
7,335

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 1, Chesterfield 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Chesterfield 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Byron Harrison replaces Caolan Lavery.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Gary Roberts.

  5. Post update

    Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Keith Andrews (MK Dons).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 1, Chesterfield 2. Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Antony Kay.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    William Grigg (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Keith Andrews replaces Lewis Baker.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

  19. Post update

    Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Antony Kay (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City34227565313473
2Preston33189653302363
3MK Dons34188868353362
4Swindon34187959382161
5Sheff Utd33158104739853
6Doncaster341310114342149
7Chesterfield34139124945448
8Bradford33139114238448
9Peterborough34145154244-247
10Barnsley34145154448-447
11Oldham331210114248-646
12Gillingham34129134950-145
13Port Vale34136154246-445
14Fleetwood34129133438-445
15Rochdale321351456431344
16Walsall341111123436-244
17Scunthorpe33119134650-442
18Notts County33118143440-641
19Crewe34116173259-2739
20Coventry33812133445-1136
21Leyton Orient3398164451-735
22Colchester3497183956-1734
23Crawley34810163558-2334
24Yeovil3479182649-2330
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