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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 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24

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