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Oldham Athletic 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons

MK Dons moved to within six points of the League One play-off places thanks to an impressive first-half display against Oldham.

The Dons took just four minutes to break the deadlock when George Baldock drilled home from 20 yards.

Izale McLeod doubled their lead when he fired in Stephen Gleeson's through ball towards the end of the first half.

Oldham grabbed a consolation as Charlie MacDonald scored against his old club when he headed in Gary Harkins' corner.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"The first 45 minutes were unacceptable, disappointing, poor and we didn't pass it well enough. It looked like a side that was waiting to get beat in the first half.

"We maybe could have come back and got the draw so the second-half display is something to build on at least.

"For some reason, the players seem to relax a little bit after a good win and that's when you've got to go harder.

"We move onto Tranmere now, which is an important game for us, and we're looking for the characters to come out."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: MK Dons boss Robinson

"I thought defensively, the whole group was very good in the first half and we denied them a lot.

"We knew they were going to come at us second half and I'm disappointed to concede a goal from a set-piece.

"But I thought the boys were magnificent, the way they stood up to the challenge was a testament to them as individuals.

"Tactically, we got it right, but were were under pressure and I couldn't have been happier with the way we've played."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Brown
  • 3Grounds
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 18Lockwood
  • 16J Wilson
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forDaytonat 45'minutes
  • 7DunfieldSubstituted forWinchesterat 45'minutes
  • 9SteadSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 45'minutes
  • 10MacDonald
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 12Mellor
  • 14Clarke-Harris
  • 15Winchester
  • 19Dayton
  • 23Turner
  • 28Worrall
  • 29Rachubka

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 18Baldock
  • 3Lewington
  • 12Reeves
  • 23Spence
  • 24Kay
  • 17PowellSubstituted forHallat 59'minutes
  • 7Gleeson
  • 13McLeodSubstituted forSmithat 89'minutes
  • 10ChadwickSubstituted forColeat 59'minutes
  • 14Alli

Substitutes

  • 6Cole
  • 11Smith
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 21Hall
  • 27Odelusi
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
2,792

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, MK Dons 2.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Baldock.
Attempt blocked. James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Alan Smith replaces Izale McLeod.
Attempt missed. Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Hall.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Baldock.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Larnell Cole.
Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).
James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Hall (MK Dons).
Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).
Larnell Cole (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Hall (MK Dons).
Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).
Ryan Hall (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ryan Hall (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by James Wilson.
Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Bamidele Alli (MK Dons).
Attempt saved. Ryan Hall (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Dean Lewington.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Anthony Kay.
Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Gleeson.
Foul by Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic).
Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Ryan Hall (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Hall replaces Daniel Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Larnell Cole replaces Luke Chadwick.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, MK Dons 2. Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Harkins following a corner.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Baldock.
Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons).
Foul by Bamidele Alli (MK Dons).
James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Second Half

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 0, MK Dons 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces Terry Dunfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Jon Stead.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, MK Dons 2.
Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Luke Chadwick (MK Dons).
Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, MK Dons 2. Izale McLeod (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Gleeson.
Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).
Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by James Wesolowski.
Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
goal

As It Stood

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3Brentford3120652366
4Preston33161341361
5Rotherham32161061558
6Peterborough31164111052
7Walsall3212119647
8Swindon3313713646
9MK Dons3313713346
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11Bradford329149541
12Sheff Utd3110813-538
13Gillingham3311517-1338
14Coventry3113810337
15Oldham3310716-937
16Carlisle3210616-1736
17Colchester3081111-335
18Crawley278118-435
19Tranmere329815-1735
20Crewe339717-2534
21Bristol City3361413-832
22Shrewsbury3271015-1231
23Notts County339321-1330
24Stevenage318419-2128
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