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Chesterfield 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Chesterfield remain deep in relegation trouble after they were held to a goalless draw by MK Dons in a lacklustre game at the Proact Stadium.

Both sides lacked quality and invention although the visitors came close to winning it in the final minutes with substitute Daniel Powell forcing Ryan Fulton into an outstanding save.

The first 25 minutes was devoid of quality or incident but Chesterfield almost broke through when Ched Evans' run through the centre was halted by Paul Downing's sliding challenge.

Chesterfield went closer in the 32nd minute when Ian Evatt's header from a corner was blocked on the line by a combination of goalkeeper David Martin and Ben Reeves.

MK Dons created little in the first half but Chuks Aneke's pass sent Nicky Maynard into the area in the 55th minute, only for Liam O'Neil to get his challenge right to deny the striker.

Maynard's overhead kick in the 71st minute forced Fulton into a diving save as the visitors enjoyed their best period of the match and Joe Walsh put a free header over from a corner in the 79th minute.

Fulton made an even better save in the 83rd minute when he turned a Powell shot behind after the substitute broke through on the left.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 15O'Neil
  • 6Evatt
  • 23Anderson
  • 19Donohue
  • 11MitchellSubstituted forAriyibiat 66'minutes
  • 18Nolan
  • 5Liddle
  • 26O'Shea
  • 29BeesleySubstituted forWilkinsonat 61'minutes
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 17Dimaio
  • 21Allinson
  • 22Simons
  • 24Wilkinson
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 30Morrison

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Williams
  • 23Downing
  • 4Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 6Upson
  • 10Reeves
  • 25AnekeSubstituted forWilliamsat 61'minutes
  • 28Maynard
  • 14AgardSubstituted forPowellat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 16Hendry
  • 17Powell
  • 19Nicholls
  • 20Rasulo
  • 21Brittain
  • 27Tshimanga
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
5,554

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home3
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 0.

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield).

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan Fulton.

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

George C Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Chesterfield).

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gboly Ariyibi replaces Reece Mitchell.

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Conor Wilkinson replaces Jake Beesley.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. George C Williams replaces Chuks Aneke.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Kieran Agard.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd25165446242253
2Bolton25155534171750
3Scunthorpe25147448232549
4Rochdale25143840301045
5Bradford251012331211042
6Fleetwood2511773628840
7Southend2510963529639
8Peterborough24108638261238
9Millwall2511594139238
10Bristol Rovers2510694044-436
11Charlton2581163326735
12Oxford Utd259792928134
13Wimbledon258983632433
14Walsall2571082633-731
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2586113536-130
17Gillingham2586113240-830
18MK Dons2577112934-528
19Swindon2567122438-1425
20Bury2564153449-1522
21Chesterfield2564152743-1622
22Coventry2549122337-1421
23Shrewsbury2556142439-1521
24Oldham24310111227-1519
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