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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 Fleetwood Town 4 10
2 Peterborough United 4 9
3 Preston North End 4 8
4 Bristol City 4 8
5 Barnsley 4 7
6 Swindon Town 4 7
7 Milton Keynes Dons 4 7
8 Bradford City 4 7
9 Doncaster Rovers 4 7
10 Notts County 4 7
11 Chesterfield 4 7
12 Sheffield United 4 6
13 Crawley Town 4 6
14 Leyton Orient 4 5
15 Coventry City 4 5
16 Port Vale 4 5
17 Rochdale 4 4
18 Gillingham 4 4
19 Yeovil Town 4 4
20 Walsall 4 3
21 Oldham Athletic 4 2
22 Colchester United 4 1
23 Scunthorpe United 4 1
24 Crewe Alexandra 4 0

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