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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 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16

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