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Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Nicky Maynard's volley in the sixth minute of stoppage time snatched a 1-0 win for MK Dons in a dour encounter against Oldham.

It was rough on the Latics, who were set to climb out of the League One relegation zone but instead remain one point adrift of fifth-from-bottom Swindon after losing out to the Dons' only shot on target.

Chances were at a premium throughout, with the hosts' Kieran Agard just unable to get on the end of Dean Dowditch's low cross and Oldham's Paul Green volleying over.

The closest either side came to scoring before half-time was when the Latics' Aaron Amadi-Holloway glanced Green's cross wide of the far post.

The quality did not improve after the break, with Darius Osei dragging a shot well wide after a promising run down the left before MK Dons substitute Chuks Aneke had his own disappointing effort.

But there was a very late twist as George Williams' long ball was headed out as far as Maynard, who whipped a terrific volley into the bottom corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2BaldockBooked at 4mins
  • 23Downing
  • 4Walsh
  • 12Williams
  • 8Potter
  • 11O'Keefe
  • 14Agard
  • 16MuirheadSubstituted forAnekeat 54'minutes
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forMaynardat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7NgomboSubstituted forBarnesat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 18Barnes
  • 19Nicholls
  • 21Brittain
  • 24Tilney
  • 25Aneke
  • 28Maynard

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 4Wilson
  • 28GreenSubstituted forCroftat 90+3'minutes
  • 26ClarkeBooked at 61mins
  • 22Hunt
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forFlynnat 83'minutes
  • 24Fane
  • 6O'Neill
  • 30ObadeyiSubstituted forOseiat 60'minutes
  • 10Holloway
  • 27McLaughlin

Substitutes

  • 2Law
  • 3Reckord
  • 7Flynn
  • 8Banks
  • 11Croft
  • 14Ngoo
  • 18Osei
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
7,598

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Croft replaces Paul Green.

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ryan Flynn replaces Chris Taylor.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Harvey Barnes (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Attempt missed. Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Paul Downing (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Nicky Maynard replaces Dean Bowditch.

Booking

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Darius Osei replaces Tope Obadeyi.

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Neill (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan McLaughlin.

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

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Harvey Barnes (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Taylor (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Paul Downing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd30186657342360
2Scunthorpe29177557312658
3Bolton28156737221551
4Fleetwood30149744311351
5Bradford301214438261250
6Southend29121074336746
7Rochdale28144104136546
8Peterborough2912894337644
9Millwall2912894440444
10Bristol Rovers30127114850-243
11Walsall30101283839-142
12Charlton2891363628840
13Oxford Utd28117103631540
14MK Dons29108114038238
15Wimbledon2891093837137
16Northampton3096154350-733
17Gillingham2989123746-933
18Shrewsbury3088143042-1232
19Port Vale2888123145-1432
20Swindon3078152844-1629
21Oldham30610141731-1428
22Bury3076174760-1327
23Chesterfield2975172846-1826
24Coventry2949162344-2121
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