League Two
Cheltenham3MK Dons1

Cheltenham Town 3-1 Milton Keynes Dons

League Two strugglers Cheltenham Town upset promotion-chasing MK Dons with an impressive 3-1 home win.

Nigel Atangana headed the Robins into the lead after 14 minutes from Alex Addai's left-wing cross - the Frenchman's second goal in three games.

But the Dons were level eight minutes later when Alex Gilbey's ball into the box was nodded home by Chuks Aneke for his 11th goal of the season.

Cheltenham regained the lead a minute before half-time when Tyrone Barnett headed in Chris Hussey's cross at the end of a slick move which also involved Sam Jones.

Home keeper Scott Flinders kept out a deflected shot from Aneke just after the restart. But, at the other end, Hussey saw a fierce drive hit the side-netting and Atangana's shot was blocked in the six-yard box by Jordan Houghton as Cheltenham pressed for a third.

Substitute Ryan Watson missed a good chance to level for the Dons, before Cheltenham made sure of the points in the 86th minute when Chris Clements volleyed in Addai's flick.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 23Forster
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 7Thomas
  • 26ClementsBooked at 50mins
  • 6Atangana
  • 3Hussey
  • 25JonesSubstituted forVarneyat 82'minutes
  • 29Barnett
  • 16AddaiSubstituted forDawsonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mullins
  • 8Dawson
  • 22Lovett
  • 28Mooney
  • 30Alcock
  • 32Varney
  • 35Brennan

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 24Houghton
  • 26Cargill
  • 18McGrandles
  • 20D'AthSubstituted forPawlettat 60'minutes
  • 6CisséBooked at 57minsSubstituted forWatsonat 60'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 3Lewington
  • 14AgardSubstituted forSimpsonat 72'minutes
  • 10AnekeBooked at 33mins

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 11Pawlett
  • 12Hancox
  • 19Simpson
  • 22Moore
  • 29Kasumu
  • 32Healey
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,266

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, MK Dons 1.

Attempt blocked. Baily Cargill (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Conor Thomas.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Luke Varney.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Watson (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay in match Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Alex Addai.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, MK Dons 1. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Addai.

Attempt blocked. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Luke Varney replaces Sam Jones.

Delay in match Scott Flinders (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

(Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by William Boyle.

Delay in match Sam Jones (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Simpson replaces Kieran Agard.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

Attempt blocked. Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Sam Jones (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Baily Cargill (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Watson replaces Ousseynou Cissé.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Peter Pawlett replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jordon Forster.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Baily Cargill.

Booking

Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Jones (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons).

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

Attempt saved. Sam Jones (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Booking

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City23145442222047
2MK Dons23127433171643
3Mansfield221011134161841
4Colchester24125736251141
5Exeter2411763526940
6Bury24116745281739
7Forest Green23109435221339
8Tranmere2410773731637
9Carlisle24113103829936
10Stevenage2410593031-135
11Newport2310583541-635
12Oldham248883432232
13Swindon248882732-532
14Grimsby2494112730-331
15Northampton2461172931-229
16Port Vale2477102428-428
17Crewe2484122329-628
18Crawley2382133038-826
19Cheltenham2367102534-925
20Morecambe2474132640-1425
21Yeovil225892627-123
22Cambridge2465132139-1823
23Macclesfield2455142039-1920
24Notts County2447132651-2519
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