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  • English League 1
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Stadium:mk
  • Attendance: 7,164
MK DonsMK DonsvHartlepoolHartlepool
1
  • Lowe, 16
0

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Match ends, MK Dons 1, Hartlepool United 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Hartlepool United 0.

90+1 mins:Attempt saved. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

89 mins:Foul by Zeli Ismail (MK Dons).

89 mins:James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Darren Potter (MK Dons) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

86 mins:Greg Rutherford (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86 mins:Foul by Greg Rutherford (Hartlepool United).

86 mins:Anthony Kay (MK Dons) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

83 mins:Substitution, MK Dons. Charlie MacDonald replaces Ryan Lowe.

81 mins:Substitution, Hartlepool United. Greg Rutherford replaces Charlie Wyke.

80 mins:Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

80 mins:James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Foul by Steve Howard (Hartlepool United).

77 mins:Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Foul by Zeli Ismail (MK Dons).

74 mins:Scott Flinders (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Attempt saved. Steve Howard (Hartlepool United) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Jordan Richards with a cross.

72 mins:Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

72 mins:James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Substitution, Hartlepool United. James Poole replaces Jonathan Franks.

69 mins:Attempt saved. Luke Chadwick (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

66 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

65 mins:Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65 mins:Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

65 mins:Zeli Ismail (MK Dons) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Foul by Anthony Kay (MK Dons).

62 mins:Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Substitution, MK Dons. Zeli Ismail replaces Angelo Balanta.

59 mins:Foul by Darren Holden (Hartlepool United).

59 mins:Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Bowditch with a cross.

56 mins:Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

52 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

51 mins:Attempt saved. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half begins MK Dons 1, Hartlepool United 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, MK Dons 1, Hartlepool United 0.

45+2 mins:Corner, Hartlepool United.

45+1 mins:Attempt saved. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45 mins:Offside, MK Dons. Ryan Lowe tries a through ball, but Ryan Lowe is caught offside.

44 mins:Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44 mins:Hand ball by Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United).

41 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

40 mins:Offside, MK Dons. Luke Chadwick tries a through ball, but Luke Chadwick is caught offside.

38 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Luke Chadwick (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

35 mins:Foul by Steve Howard (Hartlepool United).

35 mins:Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Foul by Shaun Williams (MK Dons).

34 mins:Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

33 mins:Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

33 mins:Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Attempt saved. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

30 mins:Attempt saved. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

28 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

27 mins:Foul by Shaun Williams (MK Dons).

27 mins:Steve Howard (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

25 mins:Foul by Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United).

25 mins:Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

23 mins:Angelo Balanta (MK Dons) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

22 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

21 mins:Attempt blocked. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18 mins:Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

18 mins:Foul by Angelo Balanta (MK Dons).

18 mins:Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Goal! MK Dons 1, Hartlepool United 0. Ryan Lowe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darren Potter with a cross.

15 mins:Foul by Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United).

15 mins:Angelo Balanta (MK Dons) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Offside, Hartlepool United. Steve Howard tries a through ball, but Steve Howard is caught offside.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

11 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

11 mins:Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

10 mins:Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

10 mins:Ryan Lowe (MK Dons) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

7 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Chadwick (MK Dons) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

5 mins:Substitution, Hartlepool United. Darren Holden replaces Evan Horwood.

2 mins:Corner, MK Dons.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Stadium:mk
  • Attendance: 7,164
MK DonsMK DonsvHartlepoolHartlepool
1
  • Lowe, 16
0

match report

Ryan Lowe was on target for the third successive League One match as MK Dons heaped more misery on Hartlepool with a 1-0 win.

The 34-year-old striker placed a precise side-footed volley into the corner of the net early on to lift the Dons to within two points of top spot and leave hapless Pools without a win in 21 games.

Milton Keynes dominated the first half and the unmarked Lowe put them ahead on the quarter-of-an-hour mark, tucking Darren Potter's cross past Scott Flinders as the Pools defence appealed in vain for offside.

Flinders then brilliantly denied Angelo Balanta and Luke Chadwick, while Dean Lewington curled a free-kick just wide and Shaun Williams had a headed goal ruled out for a shove.

Hartlepool rarely threatened in the first half but Jonathan Franks wasted a rare opportunity when he raced onto Jack Baldwin's long punt but could only lob straight at keeper David Martin.

Pools improved after the break and Charlie Wyke had a fierce drive beaten out by Martin and Steve Howard nodded a decent chance straight at the keeper.

But the Dons regained control and Chadwick had a low strike well saved by Flinders, while Potter drilled a shot narrowly wide and then blasted another effort against the crossbar at the death.

team line-up

1David Martin
4Matthias Doumbe
3Dean Lewington
24Anthony Kay
26Luke Chadwick
7Stephen Gleeson
8Darren Potter
6Shaun Williams
29Angelo Balanta61
9Dean Bowditch
14Ryan Lowe83

substitutes

11Alan Smith
16Ian McLoughlin
12Adam Chicksen
32Zeli Ismail61
28Ibra Sekajja
17Daniel Powell
10Charlie MacDonald83

referee

Roger East

team line-up

1Scott Flinders
5Sam Collins
6Evan Horwood5
18Jack Baldwin
11Andy Monkhouse
15Antony Sweeney
19Jordan Richards
7Jonathan Franks71
3Richie Humphreys
39Steve Howard
36Charlie Wyke81

substitutes

17Greg Rutherford81
26Paul Johnson
10James Poole71
22Darren Holden5
31Adam McHugh
37Zak Boagey
20Paul Murray

referee

Roger East

match stats

possession %5940
shots on target93
shots off target71
corners101
tackles won00
offsides21