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Checkatrade.com Stadium (ATT 3,249) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Crawley Crawley Town vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Crawley 0

B Clarke (S/O 85)

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MK Dons 2

S Gleeson (22)
P Bamford (59)

Crawley fall to Dons defeat

Last Updated: 26/12/13 6:28pm

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Stephen Gleeson: Scored a stunner

Stephen Gleeson: Scored a stunner

Stephen Gleeson's spectacular first-half strike helped MK Dons secure a 2-0 win against 10-man Crawley at Broadfield Stadium.

Crawley, looking for back-to-back wins for the first time under Gregory, began the better team at the Broadfield Stadium and had a host of opportunities to break the deadlock, with the pick of the bunch falling to Gary Alexander.

Howeve the home side failed to clear a corner in the 22nd minute and Gleeson's shot on the edge of the box left Paul Jones with no chance.

Karl Robinson's side doubled their lead 14 minutes after the restart through Patrick Bamford, with the on-loan Chelsea striker latching on to Dale Jennings' timely through-ball and notching his 16th goal of the season.

Substitute Sergio Torres, who replaced captain Dannie Bulman in the first half, was inches away from reducing the deficit, but his effort cannoned off David Martin's crossbar.

Crawley's misery was confirmed with six minutes left when Billy Clarke's late challenge on Lee Hodson was deemed a red card.

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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