League Two
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Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Northampton Town

Kieran Agard's first-half strike was enough for MK Dons to secure their fourth win and fourth clean sheet in succession with a victory over Northampton.

The Dons started on the front foot but it took until the stroke of half-time for the deadlock to be broken, with Agard smashing home from Jordan Moore-Taylor's header after a corner.

But Northampton fought back after the break, Billy Waters holding the key to a number of visiting attacks.

The Cobblers then had goalkeeper David Cornell to thank for a wonderful save to deny Joe Walsh while a goal-saving challenge from Jordan Turnbull kept the score at 1-0 just moments later.

Agard thought he had his second, only to be called back for a foul, while Northampton substitute Daniel Powell was thwarted by Lee Nicholls after being played in by Kevin van Veen.

Rhys Healey then smashed the crossbar for the hosts with a volley before Chuks Aneke headed over, and the solitary Agard goal proved enough despite two dangerous crosses late on from van Veen.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 4Walsh
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 26CargillBooked at 84mins
  • 2Williams
  • 24Houghton
  • 8Gilbey
  • 3Lewington
  • 14AgardBooked at 71mins
  • 10Aneke
  • 32HealeySubstituted forWatsonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 12Hancox
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
  • 23Thomas-Asante
  • 25Brittain

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 4OdoffinBooked at 79mins
  • 18TurnbullBooked at 70mins
  • 16Pierre
  • 20WatersSubstituted forPowellat 75'minutes
  • 8FoleyBooked at 89mins
  • 21O'Toole
  • 3BuchananSubstituted forMcWilliamsat 59'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forBridgeat 58'minutes
  • 10van Veen
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 11Powell
  • 17McWilliams
  • 19Bridge
  • 23Iaciofano
  • 24Whaler
  • 31Williams
  • 34Ward
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
9,618

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. David Cornell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Foul by Ryan Watson (MK Dons).

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sam Foley (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Watson replaces Rhys Healey.

Booking

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rhys Healey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Hakeem Odoffin (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Baily Cargill (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Baily Cargill (MK Dons).

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Rhys Healey (MK Dons) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by David Cornell.

Booking

Hakeem Odoffin (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Hakeem Odoffin (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Daniel Powell replaces Billy Waters.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City14102228111732
2Exeter1484224121228
3MK Dons14761178927
4Newport148332124-327
5Colchester1474329151425
6Tranmere146621712524
7Bury146442315822
8Crawley147162219322
9Forest Green144912013721
10Stevenage146351614221
11Carlisle146171417-319
12Swindon144641718-118
13Mansfield12381169717
14Yeovil134542015517
15Oldham134541613317
16Port Vale145271419-517
17Crewe134361313015
18Morecambe144191426-1213
19Northampton142661120-912
20Grimsby13337918-912
21Notts County133371630-1412
22Cheltenham132471019-910
23Cambridge142391227-159
24Macclesfield141491325-127
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