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2016/17 recap - March

mkdons.com’s look back on the 2016/17 season nears its end, with the month of March next up...

3 June 2017

A disappointing month saw the Dons fall further behind in the race for a top-half finish, while their margin above the bottom four was decreased.

The loss to AFC Wimbledon was the main sore point in March – a month where the men from MK1 collected just five points from five games courtesy of one win, two draws and two defeats.

The Dons’ solitary victory came at Stadium MK – a 1-0 win over Coventry City that saw them increase their total of home wins under Robbie Neilson to seven.

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

PLAYER STATS
Top appearance maker: Ed Upson, David Martin, Kieran Agard (41)

Top goalscorer: Kieran Agard (13)

MARCH IN NUMBERS
92 Minutes on the clock when Lee Gregory converted a winning penalty for Millwall in the Dons’ visit to the Den.

3 Goals in the final 20 minutes of the eventful clash with Rochdale at Stadium MK.

6 Minutes into the second half when Stuart O’Keefe scored the decisive goal against Coventry City – a terrific half-volley.

19 Number of shots by the Dons in the goalless draw away at Port Vale.

71 Days between the original date for the trip to Vale Park and the rescheduled match.

GAME-BY-GAME
Millwall 2-1 MK Dons – Sky Bet League One (Saturday 4th)
A controversial penalty in injury-time denied MK Dons an impressive point on the road at in-form Millwall.

The men from MK1 looked on course for a deserved share of spoils after Ben Reeves had cancelled out Lee Gregory’s opener, but the latter struck again from the spot to take the points.

 

MK Dons 2-2 Rochdale – Sky Bet League One (Saturday 11th)
An injury-time goal from Ben Reeves earned MK Dons a point against play-off hopefuls Rochdale at Stadium MK.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing had made it 2-1 against the run of play with five minutes remaining but the men from MK1 didn’t give up and shared the spoils.

Steven Davies had initially opened the scoring before Kieran Agard had levelled matters with his 13th goal of the season, at which point the Dons were looking the more likely to go on and win it.

 

AFC Wimbledon 2-0 MK Dons – Sky Bet League One (Tuesday 14th)
MK Dons fell to a 2-0 defeat on their first visit to AFC Wimbledon.

Second-half goals from Jake Reeves and Lyle Taylor proved the difference as the men from MK1 were unable to record a double over their rivals.

 

MK Dons 1-0 Coventry City – Sky Bet League One (Saturday 18th)
MK Dons returned to winning ways courtesy of a 1-0 success over Coventry City at Stadium MK.

A superb second-half strike from Stuart O’Keefe deservedly earned the three points for Robbie Neilson’s men, who also collected a clean sheet in the process.

 

Port Vale 0-0 MK Dons – Sky Bet League One (Saturday 25th)
MK Dons were forced to settle for a point despite dominating proceedings at Vale Park.

The men from MK1 created numerous chances throughout the afternoon with Kieran Agard, Harvey Barnes, Robbie Muirhead and George Williams all going close but they were unable to find a breakthrough.

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