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Notts County 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Notts County's survival hopes suffered a major blow as MK Dons surged to 2-1 victory at Meadow Lane.

Second-half strikes from David Wheeler and Chuks Aneke consigned County to the foot of the Football League once again, as Ben Barclay netted a late consolation.

Dons took advantage of Bury's slip-up at Newport to return to third, bouncing back from successive losses.

With their league status hanging in the balance Neal Ardley's side came out firing in the first half, but failed to create a meaningful chance.

Down the other end Kieran Agard fired wide from inside the box before Jake Hesketh missed the target when under pressure.

Just after the hour mark, Wheeler rose highest to head home Dean Lewington's pin-point corner.

Jon Stead almost levelled proceedings after being picked out by Craig Mackail-Smith, with Lee Nicholls scrambling to claw his effort away 10 minutes after the opener.

Aneke wrapped the game up in the 85th minute with a great solo goal. He picked the ball up in his own half and beat a defender before smashing home to secure the points.

Barclay pulled one back late on for County but it was too little, too late.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 27Schofield
  • 2Tootle
  • 6Barclay
  • 18Stubbs
  • 24Milsom
  • 26RoseSubstituted forGomisat 79'minutes
  • 43Doyle
  • 21O'Brien
  • 28Mackail-SmithBooked at 73mins
  • 15Hemmings
  • 11BoldewijnSubstituted forSteadat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 3Bird
  • 7Alessandra
  • 8Vaughan
  • 10Gomis
  • 30Stead
  • 33Dunn

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 16Martin
  • 6Cissé
  • 3Lewington
  • 18McGrandles
  • 24Houghton
  • 21WheelerSubstituted forWilliamsat 82'minutes
  • 33HarleySubstituted forWatsonat 89'minutes
  • 11HeskethSubstituted forAnekeat 60'minutes
  • 14Agard

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 7Watson
  • 10Aneke
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
  • 34Walker
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
7,130

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 1, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 1, MK Dons 2.

Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 1, MK Dons 2. Ben Barclay (Notts County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Doyle following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

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

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Watson replaces Ryan Harley.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

Attempt blocked. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 0, MK Dons 2. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kieran Agard following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. George Williams replaces David Wheeler.

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

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Virgil Gomis replaces Mitch Rose.

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chuks Aneke.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

Attempt blocked. Robert Milsom (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Craig Mackail-Smith (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Notts County) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Harley (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan Schofield.

Attempt saved. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jon Stead replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Harley (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 0, MK Dons 1. David Wheeler (MK Dons) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dean Lewington with a cross following a corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Attempt missed. Russell Martin (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Chuks Aneke replaces Jake Hesketh.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Mitch Rose.

Attempt blocked. Jake Hesketh (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City432315573393484
2Mansfield432016766353176
3MK Dons432291269462375
4Bury4321111177532474
5Tranmere4320111261461571
6Forest Green4319131163422170
7Exeter4318111458481065
8Carlisle43197176359464
9Colchester43189165952763
10Stevenage43189165453163
11Newport42189155558-363
12Swindon431516125350361
13Oldham4215141362501259
14Crewe43178185453159
15Northampton431318125656057
16Cheltenham431412175460-654
17Grimsby43148214154-1350
18Crawley43147224562-1749
19Port Vale431211203752-1547
20Morecambe431211204768-2147
21Cambridge431210213761-2446
22Macclesfield43912224673-2739
23Yeovil43910243863-2537
24Notts County43813224479-3537
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