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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16