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MK DONS 0 TOWN 0

12 February 2022

Stalemate at Stadium MK

Almost 7,000 Town fans watched on from the away end as Town were held to a goalless draw at MK Dons. 

The Blues dominated the vast majority of the game but couldn't find the breakthrough as it ended in stalemate in Buckinghamshire. 

Skipper Sam Morsy returned to the starting XI, having served the final match of a four-game suspension in midweek. 

Kayden Jackson was Kieran McKenna’s other change, with Macauley Bonne being named on the bench and Lee Evans coming out of the squad. 

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The Dons had the first chance inside five minutes at Stadium MK, Theo Corbeanu racing into the left side of the box before firing wide.

Town’s first opportunity went the way of Wes Burns, the wideman being released by Bersant Celina before driving at Dean Lewington and firing over from the edge of the area.

The Blues began to wrestle control of the game, Celina’s long-range effort stinging the palms of Jamie Cumming.

Celina looked to be the most likely architect of the opening goal, the Kosovan this time sliding in Jackson, who saw his strike from a narrow angle tipped over the top of the bar. 

Christian Walton was called into action for the first time on 40 minutes, the shot-stopper getting down low to turn Corbeanu’s shot around the post after Josh McEachran had won possession 30 yards from goal.

Town’s 'keeper had to be alert again just before the break as he tipped Scott Twine’s acrobatic effort over the top of his own crossbar following Corbeanu’s cross from the right. 

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Burns wasn’t far away from breaking the deadlock nine minutes after the restart, his low effort taking a nick off of a defender on the way to falling just wide of the bottom left corner. 

Former Town loanee Troy Parrott had the next effort on goal but Walton scooped up his low drive from the left side of the area.

 

Kieran McKenna clapping supporters vs MK Dons (A).JPGThe Blues continued to dominate proceedings, with Conor Chaplin firing wide of the mark from distance in front of the packed out away end.

Both sides had chances to win it late on in the 90 but Bonne headed a Celina corner just wide of the bottom corner before Walton was equal to Hiram Boateng's effort at the other end.

Walton pushed a Twine free-kick around the post in stoppage time as it ended goalless.

MK Dons: Cumming, Watson, Lewington (C), O'Hora, Darling, Twine, Corbeanu (Wickham 62’), Coventry, McEachran (Boateng 75’), Parrott, Harvie.

Subs: Ravizzoli, Smith, Eisa, Kemp, Kesler-Hayden.

Booked: Watson, Lewington, Coventry.

Town: Walton, Donacien, Woolfenden, Eddmundson, Burns, Bakinson (Aluko 90'), Morsy (C), Thompson, Chaplin (Bonne 76’), Celina, Jackson (Norwood 76’).

Subs: Hladky, Burgess, Vincent-Young, Carroll.

Booked: Thompson, Bakinson, Morsy.

Attendance: 15,311 (6,850 Town fans).

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