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Northampton Town 2-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Junior Morias scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as local rivals Northampton and MK Dons played out a thrilling 2-2 draw.

Alex Gilbey and Chuks Aneke had Dons 2-0 up with just 12 minutes to go but the Cobblers hit back thanks to Andy Williams and then Morias' last-gasp leveller, increasing their unbeaten home run to 10 games.

Baily Cargill fired just wide for the visitors early on before Dons struck 19 minutes in when Ash Taylor gave away a penalty and Gilbey converted the rebound after David Cornell had saved Aneke's spot-kick.

Taylor was then involved at both ends of the pitch, clearing off the line from Kieran Agard before heading just over in Northampton's best chance.

Dons survived two goalmouth scrambles either side of half-time but they doubled their lead when Agard's shot was deflected into the path of Aneke and he spun in the box and fired beyond Cornell.

But Northampton dramatically fought back, Williams thundering home a header from Jack Bridge's corner and then Morias latching onto Sam Hoskins' pass and lifting over Lee Nicholls to equalise in added time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Facey
  • 6Taylor
  • 16PierreBooked at 72mins
  • 18Turnbull
  • 20WatersSubstituted forPowellat 64'minutes
  • 22CrooksBooked at 26mins
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forMoriasat 72'minutes
  • 19Bridge
  • 10van VeenBooked at 71minsSubstituted forHoskinsat 82'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 3Buchanan
  • 7Hoskins
  • 8Foley
  • 11Powell
  • 14Morias
  • 15Bowditch
  • 30Coddington

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 85mins
  • 26Cargill
  • 5Baudry
  • 18McGrandlesBooked at 55minsSubstituted forD'Athat 88'minutes
  • 24Houghton
  • 8Gilbey
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 72mins
  • 32Healey
  • 10AnekeSubstituted forSimpsonat 75'minutes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forMoore-Taylorat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 11Pawlett
  • 12Hancox
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
6,963

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, MK Dons 2.

Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by George Williams.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

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

Hand ball by Rhys Healey (MK Dons).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, MK Dons 2. Junior Morias (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Hoskins.

Attempt saved. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Lawson D'Ath replaces Conor McGrandles.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by George Williams.

Booking

George Williams (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Williams (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons).

Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Jordan Moore-Taylor replaces Kieran Agard.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Kevin van Veen.

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Baily Cargill.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, MK Dons 2. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Bridge with a cross following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Junior Morias (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Simpson replaces Chuks Aneke because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Junior Morias (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces Shaun McWilliams.

Booking

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City24155444232150
2MK Dons24128435191644
3Mansfield231012134161842
4Colchester25126736251142
5Bury25117745281740
6Forest Green241010437241340
7Exeter2511773628840
8Carlisle251231040301039
9Tranmere2510873731638
10Newport2410683541-636
11Oldham259883833535
12Stevenage25105103032-235
13Grimsby25104112931-234
14Swindon258982732-533
15Crewe2594122429-531
16Northampton2561273133-230
17Port Vale2577112532-728
18Crawley2483133038-827
19Cheltenham2468102736-926
20Morecambe2575132640-1426
21Yeovil235992627-124
22Cambridge2565142241-1923
23Macclesfield2555152141-2020
24Notts County2548132651-2520
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