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Victoria Park, Hartlepool United (ATT 3,269) 29th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Simpson

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Hartlepool 0

S Walton (S/O 51)

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MK Dons 2

P Bamford (7)
D Bowditch (62)

MK Dons pile on Pools' misery

Last Updated: 29/03/13 7:08pm

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Dean Bowditch: On target for Dons

Dean Bowditch: On target for Dons

MK Dons put another nail in Hartlepool's League One coffin win a 2-0 win at Victoria Park on Good Friday.

Defeat leaves bottom-of-the-table Pools without a win or a goal in seven outings and they are eight points adrift of safety with five games to go.

The struggling hosts were reduced to 10 men on 51 minutes when Simon Walton was red carded after leaving a foot in on Patrick Bamford.

The Dons midfielder opened the scoring on just six minutes. After Pools lost possession, he waltzed through the home defence to confidently roll in a low finish in from 10 yards.

Minutes after Walton's red card, Bamford could have been sent-off for a needless push on Jack Baldwin, but was booked.

And the Dons completed their first away win since January 1 after 62 minutes.

Dean Bowditch curled home a low finish from 18 yards following a swift counter-attack.

Pools' best chance came on 84 minutes when skipper Peter Hartley fired across goal against the far post with goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin beaten.

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Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 44 93
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 43 82
4 Swindon Town 42 76
5 Sheffield United 44 69
6 Chesterfield 44 68
7 Rochdale 43 60
8 Fleetwood Town 44 60
9 Gillingham 44 59
10 Barnsley 44 59
11 Peterborough United 44 59
12 Bradford City 43 58
13 Doncaster Rovers 43 58
14 Oldham Athletic 44 56
15 Walsall 43 55
16 Coventry City 44 52
17 Scunthorpe United 43 52
18 Port Vale 44 51
19 Crawley Town 44 50
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 49
21 Leyton Orient 43 47
22 Notts County 43 47
23 Colchester United 43 45
24 Yeovil Town 44 40