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Stadium:mk (ATT 7,711) 2nd November 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Dean Whitestone

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Walsall Walsall

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Last Updated: 02/11/13 6:42pm

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Shaun Williams: Netted a stunning winner

Shaun Williams: Netted a stunning winner

Shaun Williams' terrific free-kick proved to be the difference as MK Dons defeated Walsall 1-0 in a low-key encounter at Stadium:mk.

But this was an important result for the Dons, who had lost five out of their previous six games in all competitions and they now lie in ninth place in League One.

Walsall carved out the game's first real chance after 18 minutes when James Baxendale's through-ball played in Sam Mantom, who was denied by a good save from keeper David Martin.

Dons then came close as Patrick Bamford beat Richard O'Donnell to Lee Hodson's deep cross with the ball just dipping over the crossbar.

After sending an earlier attempt wide, Williams finally broke the deadlock in the 64th minute when his superb free-kick found the bottom corner via the post.

Mantom then fired a long-range effort wide for Walsall, but the visitors were unable to trouble substitute keeper Ian McLoughlin for the rest of what was a fairly drab match.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40