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Stadium:MK (ATT 9,752) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Linington

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

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K Hawley (41)

Iron get the better of Dons

Last Updated: 20/04/13 6:33pm

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Karl Hawley: On target for Iron

Karl Hawley: On target for Iron

Karl Hawley's first-half goal earned Scunthorpe a vital 1-0 win at MK Dons to keep alive their hopes of avoiding the drop.

Hawley tapped in the only goal of the game four minutes before the break to move the Iron to within three points of safety as the Dons' play-off hopes were ended.

The Dons dominated possession in a low-key first half, but lacked a cutting edge, with Patrick Bamford scuffing two chances straight at goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

Jon Otsemobor also headed over Shaun Williams' corner from close range and Luke Chadwick drilled a shot just wide from the edge of the box.

But Scunthorpe were dangerous on the break and Mark Duffy had a low drive pushed wide by Ian McLoughlin and Paul Reid headed against the crossbar before Hawley bundled in Jimmy Ryan's low cross to put the visitors ahead in the 41st minute.

The Dons piled forward after the break, but Slocombe produced a string of fine saves to earn the Iron victory, acrobatically denying Williams, Chadwick, Dean Bowditch and Mathias Doumbe.

Scunthorpe almost doubled their lead late on when Anthony Forde blasted against the post and Hawley was denied by the boot of McLoughlin.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25