April 9, 2013
Dons close in after win
Mathias Doumbe and Ryan Lowe were on target as MK Dons beat Swindon 2-0 to move to within four points of the sixth-placed Robins.
Doumbe's 58th-minute header and substitute Lowe's cool last-minute finish handed the in-form Dons their third win in four games, leaving Swindon without a win in four.
The Robins were fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men early on when goalkeeper Wes Foderingham escaped with just a yellow card for handling outside his box as Dons striker Patrick Bamford closed him down.
Bamford then had a goal-bound shot blocked by Alan Navarro after racing clear onto goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin's long punt and poking the ball past Foderingham.
Swindon held their own in a tight first half and Andy Williams had a goal ruled out for a foul on McLoughlin as he headed in Shaun Williams' mis-cued clearance and drilled another shot into the side-netting.
But Doumbe broke the deadlock 12 minutes after the break when he nodded in Jon Otsemobor's cross from close range.
And Lowe sealed the win at the death when he controlled the ball on his chest and curled a neat finish past Foderingham for his 11th goal of the season.
|Milton Keynes Dons||Swindon Town|
|16 Ian McLoughlin||1 Wesley Foderingham|
|4 Mathias Doumbe||22 Darren Ward|
|2 Jon Otsemobor||4 Aden Flint|
|3 Dean Lewington||24 Nathan Byrne|
|12 Adam Chicksen||6 Alan Navarro|
|26 Luke Chadwick||12 Alan McCormack|
|8 Darren Potter||11 Gary Roberts|
|6 Shaun Williams||8 Simon Ferry|
|7 Stephen Gleeson||26 Dean Parrett|
|9 Dean Bowditch||25 Massimo Luongo|
|33 Patrick Bamford||16 Andrew Williams|
|24 Antony Kay||Leigh Bedwell 30|
|11 Alan Smith||Joe Devera 5|
|23 Chris Lines||Luke Rooney 7|
|17 Daniel Powell||Alex Ferguson 35|
|18 George Baldock||James Collins 9|
|14 Ryan Lowe||Adam Rooney 28|
|13 Izale McLeod||Raffaele De Vita 23|
|Chris Lines for Stephen Gleeson (48)||Raffaele De Vita for Alan Navarro (63)|
|Ryan Lowe for Luke Chadwick (64)||James Collins for Gary Roberts (63)|
|Alan Smith for Patrick Bamford (78)||Adam Rooney for Dean Parrett (69)|
|Wesley Foderingham (10)|
|Aden Flint (72)|
|Darren Ward (80)|
|James Collins (82)|
|Alan McCormack (89)|
|· Squads: Milton Keynes Dons | Swindon Town|