League One
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Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Rhys Healey scored for the fifth consecutive league game as MK Dons beat Bolton at Stadium MK.

The visitors rarely threatened as they suffered their fourth consecutive league defeat and remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the League One table.

Carlton Morris should have given Russell Martin's side the lead after Alex Gilbey's cut-back found the Norwich loanee inside the Bolton box, but his first-time effort was blocked.

Keith Hill's men threatened shortly after the interval when Ali Crawford's neat through-ball sent Daryl Murphy in on goal, but the veteran forward's left-footed effort skipped inches wide of goal.

MK broke the deadlock in the 68th minute after Gilbey sent Healey through on goal and the former Cardiff man slotted home with his left foot for his 11th goal of the season.

Dennis Politic threatened a leveller for the visitors five minutes from time with a close-range effort that forced goalkeeper Lee Nicholls into a save to secure Martin's men a third consecutive league win.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 5Poole
  • 2Williams
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Lewington
  • 24Houghton
  • 19ThompsonSubstituted forMcGrandlesat 76'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 7ReevesSubstituted forNombeat 67'minutes
  • 10Healey
  • 23MorrisBooked at 82minsSubstituted forGladwinat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walsh
  • 13Fisher
  • 17Gladwin
  • 18McGrandles
  • 25Brittain
  • 27Nombe
  • 29Kasumu

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 4Lowe
  • 5Hobbs
  • 28NsialaBooked at 71mins
  • 12Fleming
  • 14MellisSubstituted forGrahamat 57'minutes
  • 18HamiltonSubstituted forDodooat 78'minutes
  • 8Murphy
  • 22PoliticBooked at 19mins
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forEmmanuelat 73'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 2Emmanuel
  • 3Bunney
  • 6Delaney
  • 10O'Grady
  • 23Dodoo
  • 35Graham
  • 43Alexander
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
8,539

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

Brandon Fleming (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Gladwin replaces Carlton Morris.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Nombe.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

Attempt saved. Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joshua Emmanuel.

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Carlton Morris (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Carlton Morris (MK Dons).

Aristote Nsiala (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Joseph Dodoo replaces Ethan Hamilton.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Foul by Conor McGrandles (MK Dons).

Brandon Fleming (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Conor McGrandles replaces Louis Thompson.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

Brandon Fleming (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Carlton Morris (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Joshua Emmanuel replaces Alister Crawford.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

Brandon Fleming (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Gilbey following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Sam Nombe replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dean Lewington.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alister Crawford.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Ethan Hamilton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

goal

As It Stood

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4Sunderland32169745261957
5Peterborough331671065392655
6Fleetwood31159747351254
7Portsmouth31158845311453
8Ipswich331410945321352
9Oxford Utd32149953341951
10Gillingham33121473930950
11Doncaster321391047321548
12Burton321210104544146
13Bristol Rovers32119123545-1042
14Accrington32109134648-239
15Lincoln City34116174144-339
16Blackpool31911113939038
17Shrewsbury31911112636-1038
18MK Dons32106163442-836
19Rochdale3296173653-1733
20Wimbledon33710163751-1431
21Tranmere3158182956-2723
22Southend3337233582-4716
23Bolton3058172462-3811
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