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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 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30