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Stadium:MK (ATT 14,323) 6th March 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D McDermidd

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

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M Carrington (31)

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Dons keep dreams alive

Paul Ince's side overcome Orient to remain in play-off hunt

Last Updated: 06/03/10 7:15pm

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Carrington: Match-winner

Carrington: Match-winner

Mark Carrington's first-half header proved decisive as MK Dons secured a 1-0 win over Leyton Orient.

Mark Carrington's first-half header proved decisive as MK Dons kept alive their slim play-off hopes with a narrow 1-0 win over Leyton Orient.

Midfielder Carrington registered the only goal of the game in the 31st minute although the Dons missed a host of other chances as they cruised to victory over a lacklustre Os side.

The Dons enjoyed total control of the first half and Luke Chadwick and Dean Lewington both went close before Carrington put them ahead, nipping in ahead of keeper Jamie Jones to nod in Aaron Wilbraham's clever chip for his fifth goal of the season.

Chadwick should have doubled the Dons' lead soon after the break but his low shot was well saved by Jones after Carrington's quick free-kick had sent him clear.

Mark Randall and Jermaine Easter both blasted efforts narrowly wide for the hosts before Lewington headed Peter Leven's free-kick just over the bar.

Leyton Orient finally applied some pressure in the closing stages and substitute James Scowcroft's fierce 15-yard volley was saved at full-stretch by keeper Willy Gueret 10 minutes from the end - the visitors' first shot on target.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 99
2 Brentford 44 91
3 Rotherham United 44 82
4 Preston North End 44 82
5 Leyton Orient 44 80
6 Peterborough United 44 70
7 Swindon Town 44 66
8 Sheffield United 43 60
9 Port Vale 44 60
10 Milton Keynes Dons 44 59
11 Walsall 44 58
12 Bristol City 44 56
13 Crawley Town 43 55
14 Bradford City 44 53
15 Gillingham 44 52
16 Oldham Athletic 43 51
17 Coventry City 44 50
18 Colchester United 44 47
19 Tranmere Rovers 44 47
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 47
21 Notts County 44 46
22 Carlisle United 43 44
23 Shrewsbury Town 44 41
24 Stevenage 44 39

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