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MK Dons   1 - 0   Peterborough

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MK Dons 1-0 Peterborough

Gary MacKenzie's 69th minute winner secured a precious win for MK Dons as they ended fellow promotion hopefuls Peterborough's eight-game unbeaten run.

The visitors enjoyed the better of the first half and came closest to scoring when George Boyd saw his curling effort come back of the foot of the post.

But Dons were rewarded when MacKenzie profited from an error by Posh keeper Joe Lewis to sweep in from close range.

MK Dons move up to fifth in League One, while Peterborough remain third.

Posh dominated a lively first half, Dons keeper David Martin producing two excellent diving saves to keep out Charlie Lee's half-volley and a low drive from Boyd, who also had that effort against the upright.

And the home side were twice more indebted to Martin for keeping the scores level, first when he parried Lee Tomlin's 25-yard drive and then when he saved at the feet of Craig Mackail-Smith.

But Dons midfielder Peter Leven curled a 20-yard effort against the post on the stroke of half-time.

And Peterborough were made to pay for their misses when MacKenzie poked ball home after Lewis had spilled a cross from Mathias Doumbe.

Both teams had chances in a frantic finale, Dons substitutes Keanu Marsh-Brown and Jabo Ibehre missing from close range, while Martin denied Posh substitute David Ball.


MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The cameras were here this evening and I'm sure they've seen what a fantastic league this is.

"I've been harping on throughout the year that it's really tough to get out of it.

"You're unlikely to see two teams with that footballing philosophy and thankfully we come out on top."

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson:

"We didn't deserve to lose but we weren't ruthless.

"Any sort of mistakes can cost you and it's not like Joe Lewis to make a mistake.

"I felt at half time that we would go on and win it as we had some great opportunities."

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
MK Dons 1-0 Peterborough FT
(HT 0-0)
  • MacKenzie 69

    MK Dons

    • 01 Martin
    • 03 Lewington
    • 04 Doumbe
    • 05 MacKenzie
    • 15 Woodards (O'Hanlon 90+3)
    • 07 Gleeson
    • 22 Leven
    • 26 Chadwick (Ibehre 77)
    • 27 Powell
    • 09 Vine yellow card (Marsh-Brown 62)
    • 10 Baldock

    Substitutes

    • 17 Searle,
    • 02 Sterling,
    • 06 O'Hanlon,
    • 21 Marsh-Brown,
    • 23 Chicksen,
    • 11 Balanta,
    • 19 Ibehre

    Peterborough

    • 01 Lewis
    • 02 Little
    • 03 Kennedy
    • 05 Zakuani yellow card
    • 16 Bennett
    • 06 Lee (Davies 70)
    • 11 McCann
    • 14 Rowe (Mendez-Laing 77)
    • 10 Boyd
    • 12 Mackail-Smith
    • 24 Tomlin yellow card (Ball 76)

    Substitutes

    • 28 Jones,
    • 04 Langmead,
    • 27 Basey,
    • 07 Wesolowski,
    • 19 Mendez-Laing,
    • 21 Davies,
    • 09 Ball
    Ref: ScottAtt: 10,019
    MK DONS
    PETERBOROUGH

    Possession

    • MK Dons 46%
    • Peterborough 54%

    Attempts on target

    • MK Dons 7
    • Peterborough 7

    Attempts off target

    • MK Dons 5
    • Peterborough 7

    Corners

    • MK Dons 5
    • Peterborough 4

    Fouls

    • MK Dons 6
    • Peterborough 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:28 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+4:37 Keanu Marsh-Brown takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
    • 90:00+2:57 Substitution Dan Woodards goes off and Sean O'Hanlon comes on.
    • 88:35 George Boyd takes a shot. Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Joe Lewis makes a save.
    • Correction - 87:36 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing takes a shot. Save by David Martin.
    • 87:36 David Ball takes a shot. Save by David Martin.
    • 87:13 The ball is crossed by George Boyd, Gary MacKenzie manages to make a clearance.
    • 85:31 Daniel Powell delivers the ball, Keanu Marsh-Brown produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 84:11 Keanu Marsh-Brown produces a cross, clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 82:42 Outswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the left by-line, Mathias Doumbe makes a clearance.
    • 82:12 David Ball takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.
    • 81:57 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing sends in a cross.
    • 79:43 Tom Kennedy sends in a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing clears the crossbar.
    • 78:40 Keanu Marsh-Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Kennedy. Tom Kennedy takes the direct free kick.
    • 77:43 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven.
    • 77:36 The ball is delivered by Keanu Marsh-Brown, clearance made by Mark Little.
    • 76:32 Substitution Jabo Ibehre replaces Luke Chadwick.
    • 76:14 Substitution Nathaniel Mendez-Laing on for Tommy Rowe.
    • 75:29 Substitution David Ball is brought on as a substitute for Lee Tomlin.
    • 73:53 The ball is sent over by Tom Kennedy.
    • 72:51 Dean Lewington fouled by Arron Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.
    • 71:16 Keanu Marsh-Brown has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 68:35 Assist on the goal came from Mathias Doumbe.
    • 68:35 Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Arron Davies coming on for Charlie Lee.
    • 68:35 GOAL - Gary MacKenzieMK Dons 1 - 0 Peterborough Gary MacKenzie finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Peterborough.
    • 67:52 Keanu Marsh-Brown fouled by Mark Little, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Leven from left wing.
    • 65:46 Dan Woodards produces a cross, Mark Little makes a clearance.
    • 61:10 Charlie Lee crosses the ball, Shot from just outside the area by George Boyd goes over the bar.
    • 61:10 Substitution Keanu Marsh-Brown is brought on as a substitute for Rowan Vine.
    • 59:28 Sam Baldock fouled by Tom Kennedy, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick.
    • 58:47 Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Blocked by David Martin.
    • 56:11 Lee Tomlin delivers the ball, blocked by Daniel Powell. Peter Leven takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Grant McCann. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Grant McCann, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance.
    • 53:55 Lee Tomlin is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Martin.
    • 53:27 Lee Tomlin takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.
    • 51:19 Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Leven, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 49:37 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Leven, save by Joe Lewis.
    • 49:29 The ball is delivered by Peter Leven.
    • 47:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Zakuani on Sam Baldock. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.
    • 47:06 Foul by Peter Leven on George Boyd, free kick awarded. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:03 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+1:23 Tommy Rowe takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.
    • 43:54 Peter Leven has an effort at goal from just outside the box that bounces off the post.
    • 42:50 Rowan Vine challenges Lee Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.
    • 42:34 Booking Rowan Vine is booked.
    • 40:28 Luke Chadwick takes a shot. Joe Lewis makes a save.
    • 38:53 Unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Mark Little results in a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the direct free kick.
    • 38:09 The ball is sent over by Tommy Rowe.
    • 37:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Woodards on Tommy Rowe. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
    • 36:16 Gary MacKenzie takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis.
    • 35:54 The ball is swung over by Dan Woodards, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 35:00 Peter Leven produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 33:39 The ball is crossed by Daniel Powell, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 31:31 Sam Baldock fouled by Gabriel Zakuani, the ref awards a free kick. Gary MacKenzie takes the free kick.
    • 31:31 Booking Gabriel Zakuani is given a yellow card.
    • 29:57 The ball is delivered by Dean Lewington, Dan Woodards takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 29:37 Sam Baldock delivers the ball, clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 28:21 George Boyd takes a shot. Dan Woodards gets a block in.
    • 27:09 Effort from inside the penalty area by George Boyd strikes the post.
    • 26:02 Foul by Lee Tomlin on Mathias Doumbe, free kick awarded. Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:34 Booking Lee Tomlin is booked.
    • 20:56 Peter Leven takes a shot. Corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line played to the near post, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance. Joe Lewis makes a save.
    • 19:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson by George Boyd. Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.
    • 15:00 Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Tomlin, inswinging corner taken by Lee Tomlin from the right by-line, Charlie Lee has an effort at goal from outside the area that bounces off the post.
    • 13:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Gleeson on Lee Tomlin. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.
    • 13:20 Lee Tomlin takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.
    • 10:07 The ball is delivered by Tom Kennedy, Craig Mackail-Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington. David Martin takes the free kick.
    • 7:39 Unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by George Boyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.
    • 5:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Chadwick on Charlie Lee. Grant McCann takes the direct free kick.
    • 4:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Kennedy on Luke Chadwick. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:44 Foul by George Boyd on Peter Leven, free kick awarded. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick.
    • 2:27 Craig Mackail-Smith is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Martin.
    • 1:27 Tommy Rowe takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.
    • 0:58 Stephen Gleeson takes a shot.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    Npower League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 21 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Brighton 35 39 74
    2 Huddersfield 38 19 67
    3 Peterborough 37 24 65
    4 Southampton 35 34 64
    5 MK Dons 38 7 64
    6 Bournemouth 37 21 61
    7 Leyton Orient 35 14 56
    8 Carlisle 37 3 52
    9 Rochdale 35 5 51
    10 Hartlepool 38 -14 50
    11 Brentford 37 -6 49
    12 Exeter 37 -8 49
    13 Charlton 35 -1 48
    14 Colchester 37 -7 48
    15 Oldham 37 -7 46
    16 Sheff Wed 36 -4 43
    17 Notts County 34 -3 42
    18 Tranmere 36 -8 42
    19 Yeovil 36 -17 41
    20 Dag & Red 34 -9 39
    21 Walsall 38 -16 39
    22 Bristol R 37 -31 36
    23 Swindon 37 -17 34
    24 Plymouth 38 -18 33


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