April 27, 2013
Dons inflict final-day misery on Boro
Patrick Bamford and substitute Ryan Lowe found the net to seal a top-10 finish for MK Dons as they won 2-0 against a Stevenage side who ended their season with three consecutive defeats.
Bamford opened the scoring with a flicked header from six yards after being picked out by Shaun Williams' delivery from the left wing.
The 19-year-old striker, on-loan from Chelsea, rose above early substitute Max Ehmer to head the ball into the top left corner.
Lowe, who had only been on the pitch for 10 minutes, then wrapped up the win in the 77th minute when he slotted the ball into the bottom corner. The Dons midfielder tackled Mark Roberts on the edge of the area before taking the ball around Chris Day to leave himself with an open goal.
Stephen Gleeson denied Stevenage a first goal in five games by clearing James Dunne's goalbound 60th-minute corner off the line after Boro had wasted two good opportunities to equalise before the break.
Matt Ball saw a tame effort saved by a scrambling Ian McLoughlin after Marcus Haber had dispossessed the MK Dons `keeper and passed the ball across the box.
Roberts had a shot saved from close range two minutes before half-time after being found unmarked from Dunne's free-kick.
|Stevenage||Milton Keynes Dons|
|16 Chris Day||16 Ian McLoughlin|
|14 Mark Roberts||24 Antony Kay|
|4 Darius Charles||4 Mathias Doumbe|
|2 David Gray||2 Jon Otsemobor|
|29 Bondz Ngala||26 Luke Chadwick|
|18 Gavin Mahon||8 Darren Potter|
|8 James Dunne||6 Steven Williams|
|17 Matt Ball||7 Stephen Gleeson|
|11 Lucas Akins||17 Daniel Powell|
|9 Marcus Haber||9 Dean Bowditch|
|15 Luke Freeman||33 Patrick Bamford|
|1 Steven Arnold||Georgio Rasulo 31|
|36 Alex Smith||Alan Smith 11|
|7 Anthony Grant||Chris Lines 23|
|6 Greg Tansey||Brendon Galloway 22|
|35 Max Ehmer||Ryan Lowe 14|
|28 Joe N'Guissan||Izale McLeod 13|
|30 Sam Hoskins||Dele Ali 21|
|Max Ehmer for Bondz Ngala (5)||Ryan Lowe for Luke Chadwick (66)|
|Joe N'Guissan for Lucas Akins (57)||Dele Ali for Patrick Bamford (71)|
|Greg Tansey for Matt Ball (70)||Georgio Rasulo for Stephen Gleeson (79)|
|Stephen Gleeson (50)|
|Antony Kay (69)|
|· Squads: Stevenage | Milton Keynes Dons|