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Stadium:MK (ATT 9,801) 20th February 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Mason

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Southend United Southend

MK Dons 3

M Carrington (18, 49)
A Townsend (80)

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Southend 1

M Paterson (89)

Carrington double for Dons

Shrimpers rue missed chances

By Hayley Paterson.   Last Updated: 20/02/10 7:41pm

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Carrington: Double delight

Carrington: Double delight

MK Dons got their play-off drive back on track with a comfortable 3-1 win over a Southend side struggling for points.

The Shrimpers nearly opened the scoring when striker Scott Vernon forced Willy Gueret into a superb save from close range.

The Dons hit back and soon went ahead through a Mark Carrington low drive past Southend shot-stopper Steve Mildenhall after good work from Jermaine Easter.

Simon Francis could have levelled for the away side but his effort struck the post and seemed to spur on the Dons who doubled their lead.

Carrington controlled Dean Lewington's low cross before rifling a precise left-foot shot into the corner to mark his fourth goal of the season.

Steve Tilson's men did not give up and Vernon tried to drag the visitors back into the match with a decent effort, however Andros Townsend sealed the win for the Dons with ten minutes to spare.

Substitute Matthew Paterson pulled one back for the Shrimpers however Paul Ince's men took home all three points.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33

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