League Two
MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons2MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town0

Milton Keynes Dons 2-0 Macclesfield Town

Kieran Agard of MK Dons
Kieran Agard's goal was his ninth of the season for MK Dons

MK Dons produced a workmanlike performance to move top of League Two after beating bottom club Macclesfield.

Paul Tisdale's men took full advantage of Lincoln City's postponed game against Yeovil Town as Chuks Aneke and Kieran Agard scored the all-important goals to see the hosts extend their unbeaten league run to 10 games.

Basement boys Macclesfield are seven points from safety after their fourth straight league defeat.

The hosts had two goals disallowed in a goalless first half, while goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara made some fine saves to frustrate the hosts.

Aneke was well kept out by O'Hara early on, after a well-worked team move, while Agard had the ball in the net before the linesman cut short his celebrations.

Forward Agard's volley was saved by O'Hara as the dominant Dons continued to push for an opener.

Just before the break Jordan Moore-Taylor headed home, but Agard was adjudged to have felled O'Hara.

Eight minutes after the restart, MK Dons got their reward as Aneke reached double figures for the season with a curling finish.

Agard almost doubled the advantage minutes later with O'Hara keeping out his back heel.

But the potent frontman finally got on the scoresheet in the 66th minute as he latched onto Alex Gilbey's throughball before finishing well under pressure.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 26CargillBooked at 59mins
  • 25Brittain
  • 24Houghton
  • 8Gilbey
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 61mins
  • 14AgardSubstituted forD'Athat 66'minutes
  • 10AnekeSubstituted forAsonganyiat 71'minutes
  • 32HealeySubstituted forSimpsonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 12Hancox
  • 18McGrandles
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
  • 37Asonganyi

Macclesfield

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2HodgkissSubstituted forPearsonat 34'minutes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 27Cameron
  • 3FitzpatrickBooked at 40mins
  • 23Whitaker
  • 24Rose
  • 15StephensSubstituted forMaycockat 74'minutes
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forArthurat 70'minutes
  • 10Smith
  • 11Lloyd

Substitutes

  • 6Grimes
  • 12Taylor
  • 13Blissett
  • 18Maycock
  • 19Pearson
  • 20Vincenti
  • 22Arthur
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
7,087

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Robbie Simpson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Callum Maycock (Macclesfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Simpson replaces Rhys Healey.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dylan Asonganyi (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Koby Arthur (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Callum Maycock replaces Ben Stephens.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Dylan Asonganyi replaces Chuks Aneke.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Koby Arthur replaces Elliott Durrell.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Lawson D'Ath replaces Kieran Agard.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 2, Macclesfield Town 0. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Gilbey.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons18107126101637
2Lincoln City17113332151736
3Newport189542729-232
4Colchester1894531181331
5Mansfield18710126131331
6Exeter188642819930
7Tranmere188642719830
8Bury1885532181429
9Stevenage188462120128
10Forest Green186932618827
11Carlisle188282322126
12Oldham186662419524
13Crawley187292430-623
14Northampton185762223-122
15Crewe186481921-222
16Port Vale186481722-522
17Yeovil165652318521
18Swindon185671926-721
19Morecambe1862101829-1120
20Grimsby1853101223-1118
21Cambridge1853101730-1318
22Cheltenham173591525-1014
23Notts County1835102039-1914
24Macclesfield1814131437-237
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