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Boundary Park (ATT 2,792) 25th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Oldham 1

C MacDonald (57)

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MK Dons 2

G Baldock (4)
I McLeod (41)

Dons hold on for big win

Last Updated: 25/02/14 10:50pm

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George Baldock: Gave Dons a flying start

George Baldock: Gave Dons a flying start

MK Dons boosted their promotion hopes with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Oldham at Boundary Park.

Karl Robinson's side moved to within six points of the play-off places after completing a quickfire double over the Latics, who they beat by the same scoreline at stadium:mk just days 10 earlier.

George Baldock gave the Dons a flying start in the fourth minute, drilling into the bottom corner from 20 yards for his first league goal.

Antony Kay's header was cleared off the line by Oldham defender Connor Brown, but Dons doubled their lead after 41 minutes as Izale McLeod raced on to Stephen Gleeson's through-ball and calmly slotted in from 14 yards.

It could have been three before the break but Ben Reeves saw his shot tipped on to the post by home goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

Oldham, having made a triple substitution, improved dramatically in the second half and grabbed a lifeline after 57 minutes when Charlie MacDonald converted a close-range header from Gary Harkins' corner.

Dons substitute Ryan Hall wasted a good chance, but the visitors were grateful to goalkeeper David Martin for a crucial late save to deny MacDonald.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

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