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Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Oldham Athletic

MK Dons survived a scare as they held out to beat Oldham at the Stadium MK and break their three-game losing streak.

A pair of penalties either side of half-time from Chuks Aneke and Kieran Agard were enough for all three points despite Tom Hamer's response.

The hosts took the lead from the spot as Aneke notched his 50th career league goal in the 14th minute, making no mistake after Dons skipper Dean Lewington was felled by Christopher Missilou.

In a lively first half, Oldham had the chance to equalise when a well-worked corner routine found Urko Vera, who could only fire his shot into a crowd of bodies, before he saw a close-range effort emphatically saved by Lee Nicholls after the break.

And the Dons made them pay for their profligacy when they won a second penalty, Agard this time converting with 65 minutes played.

The Latics were back in the game two minutes later when Hamer sent a sweet left-footed strike into Nicholls' net, but the visitors could not force a second.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 16Martin
  • 4Walsh
  • 26Cargill
  • 18McGrandles
  • 7Watson
  • 8Gilbey
  • 3Lewington
  • 14AgardSubstituted forHoughtonat 67'minutes
  • 10AnekeSubstituted forSowat 72'minutes
  • 33HarleySubstituted forWheelerat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Baudry
  • 9Sow
  • 20D'Ath
  • 21Wheeler
  • 22Moore
  • 24Houghton
  • 25Brittain

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 34Hamer
  • 20Stott
  • 4Edmundson
  • 27NepomucenoBooked at 41mins
  • 42SyllaSubstituted forBaxterat 62'minutes
  • 17Missilou
  • 22Branger
  • 28Maouche
  • 19LangSubstituted forDummiganat 86'minutes
  • 11VeraSubstituted forO'Gradyat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dummigan
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Baxter
  • 10O'Grady
  • 13de la Paz
  • 14Benteke
  • 23Hunt
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
5,950

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Oldham Athletic 1.

Attempt saved. Osman Sow (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Baily Cargill (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Baily Cargill (MK Dons).

Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Cameron Dummigan replaces Callum Lang.

Ryan Watson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Osman Sow (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Osman Sow replaces Chuks Aneke.

Baily Cargill (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic).

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

Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).

Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by George Edmundson.

Hand ball by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Jordan Houghton replaces Kieran Agard.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Oldham Athletic 1. Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Oldham Athletic 0. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty MK Dons. Alex Gilbey draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by David Wheeler (MK Dons).

Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris O'Grady replaces Urko Vera.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jose Baxter replaces Mohamad Sylla.

Attempt missed. George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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3Bury30158758362253
4Forest Green301312546281851
5Carlisle301631148351351
6MK Dons29148746262050
7Exeter29138839291047
8Colchester301371045351046
9Stevenage30135123538-344
10Tranmere2911994238442
11Crewe30125133337-441
12Swindon301010103339-640
13Newport28117103845-740
14Oldham29109104237539
15Grimsby30114153038-837
16Crawley30113163542-736
17Northampton2971393839-134
18Port Vale3089132737-1033
19Cheltenham2988133545-1032
20Cambridge3095162850-2232
21Yeovil2879123034-430
22Morecambe3078153047-1729
23Macclesfield3076172948-1927
24Notts County2949162959-3021
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