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Stadium:MK (ATT 9,190) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Stevenage Stevenage

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L Akins (27)

Lucas looks the part for Boro

Last Updated: 20/10/12 6:28pm

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Akins: Scored the winner

Akins: Scored the winner

Lucas Akins scored the winner as Stevenage moved to within four points of table-toppers Tranmere after a 1-0 win at MK Dons.

Akins curled in his fifth goal of the season in the first half and Boro repelled a second-half onslaught to end the Dons' seven-match unbeaten run.

Stevenage had the better of the first half and Akins put them ahead after 27 minutes, cutting inside Luke Chadwick to curl a fine shot past David Martin from the edge of the box.

Akins almost doubled their lead moments later with a fierce low volley but Martin produced an excellent reflex save to keep it out with his boot.

The Dons largely lacked a cutting edge in the first half but Boro keeper Steve Arnold twice denied Chadwick and tipped wide a 25-yard drive from Stephen Gleeson.

The hosts seized control after the break and Darren Potter missed two good chances to equalise, first when he headed straight at Arnold and then when he sliced a half-volley well wide. Arnold then denied Dean Lewington and Scott Allan, while Akins and Marcus Haber both had efforts cleared off line for Boro on the counter-attack late on.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33