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Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Fleetwood Town

High-flying Fleetwood extended their unbeaten league run to 16 games with Cian Bolger's second-half winner at Stadium MK.

MK Dons started brightly, going close inside 14 minutes through Leicester loan man Harvey Barnes, whose right-footed effort from the edge of the box smacked the crossbar before Chuks Aneke's header flew inches wide.

Robbie Neilson's side went close again two minutes after the break, as Barnes provided a cross to the edge of the Fleetwood box for the on-rushing Aneke whose low effort was well blocked by visiting keeper Alex Cairns.

It took Fleetwood until the second half to fashion their first meaningful chance when Cameron Brannagan's corner found Ashley Eastham but his header was cleared off the line by MK defender George Baldock.

The Cod Army forced the Dons into another goal-line clearance six minutes later before Bolger headed home his fifth goal of the season from George Glendon's corner just past the hour to secure all three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 23DowningBooked at 83mins
  • 12Williams
  • 24Tilney
  • 8Potter
  • 11O'KeefeSubstituted forAgardat 78'minutes
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forMuirheadat 87'minutes
  • 25Aneke
  • 18Barnes
  • 28MaynardSubstituted forNgomboat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lewington
  • 7Ngombo
  • 14Agard
  • 16Muirhead
  • 17Powell
  • 19Nicholls
  • 21Brittain

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bolger
  • 37Davies
  • 2McLaughlinSubstituted forEkpoloat 65'minutes
  • 4BrannaganSubstituted forBallat 54'minutes
  • 18Glendon
  • 34Dempsey
  • 3Bell
  • 44ColeSubstituted forHunterat 75'minutes
  • 11Grant

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 10Ball
  • 14Davis
  • 15Nirennold
  • 22Hunter
  • 35Ekpolo
  • 38Schwabl
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
8,278

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Hand ball by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Maecky Ngombo (MK Dons).

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Muirhead replaces Dean Bowditch.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Elohor Godswill Ekpolo.

Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Paul Downing (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Downing (MK Dons).

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

Attempt saved. Elohor Godswill Ekpolo (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Devante Cole.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by George B Williams.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Attempt missed. Maecky Ngombo (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Elohor Godswill Ekpolo replaces Conor McLaughlin.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) because of an injury.

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

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Maecky Ngombo replaces Nicky Maynard.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Fleetwood Town 1. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by George Glendon with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Darren Potter.

Hand ball by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Cameron Brannagan.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match George Baldock (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by David Martin.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd33198659352465
2Scunthorpe32179658332560
3Bolton31177744251958
4Fleetwood331610747321558
5Bradford331216542311152
6Southend32131184739850
7Millwall3114894740750
8Rochdale31146114440448
9Peterborough32138114541447
10Bristol Rovers331210115052-246
11Walsall33111394143-246
12Oxford Utd30127113733443
13Charlton3191574033742
14Northampton33117155054-440
15Wimbledon31912104141039
16MK Dons32109134040039
17Shrewsbury33108153445-1138
18Gillingham32811134050-1035
19Oldham33811142133-1235
20Bury3397175061-1134
21Port Vale31810133349-1634
22Swindon3379172947-1830
23Chesterfield3276193152-2127
24Coventry32510172849-2125
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