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Dons hold off Pirates to go sixth

02 Feb 2011 23:00:04

Dons hold off Pirates to go sixth

A Sean O'Hanlon goal after just 45 seconds helped lift MK Dons into the play-off places with a 2-1 victory at Bristol Rovers.Rovers, hit for six by Walsall on Saturday, made the worst possible start when O`Hanlon`s glancing header from Peter Leven`s free-kick gave Dons the early lead.Daniel Powell sliced through the centre of the home defence to make it 2-0 after 61 minutes.Jeff Hughes netted a consolation goal from the penalty spot for Rovers with seven minutes remaining after Mathias Doumbe had handled a shot from Rene Howe.By then, the visitors were down to 10 men after O'Hanlon was sent off for a second bookable offence for tripping Will Hoskins in the 67th minute.


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