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Stadium:MK (ATT 8,633) 22nd August 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Stroud

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Colchester United Colchester

MK Dons 2

J Easter (pen 22)
M Carrington (58)

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Colchester 1

S Vernon (69)

Carrington finish defeats Us

Managerless visitors' pressure not enough

Last Updated: 22/08/09 7:36pm

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Carrington: Cool finish

Carrington: Cool finish

Mark Carrington's ice-cool finish earned MK Dons their second successive win to end Colchester's undefeated start to the season.

Jermaine Easter's first-half penalty and former Crewe midfielder Carrington's neat 55th minute clincher knocked the managerless U's off top spot, before Scott Vernon pulled a goal back late on.

The Dons dominated the first half and, after Jemal Johnson and Luke Chadwick had both missed good chances, Easter put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute.

The former Plymouth striker picked himself up after he had been barged over in the box by Us skipper Pat Baldwin to slot his second goal of the season low past goalkeeper Ben Williams.

Easter fired straight at Williams one-on-one before Carrington doubled the Dons' lead in the 55th minute, bursting past last defender Magnus Okuonghae to round Williams and slot the ball into the empty net.

Striker Vernon threw Colchester a lifeline by heading David Fox's pin-point cross past Gueret from 10 yards in the 68th minute but, despite some late pressure, they were unable to muster an equaliser.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25

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