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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
Goal!

Live Commentary

89:17

Emmanuele Smith challenges Sam Baldock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Baldock. (Walsall) makes a substitution, with Clayton McDonald coming on for Oliver Lancashire.

87:38

Jabo Ibehre replaces Jermaine Easter.

83:16

Corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta, clearance made by Matthew Richards.

82:06

(Milton Keynes Dons) makes a substitution, with Lewis Guy coming on for Luke Chadwick. Dietmar Hamann leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Howell.

79:38

Steve Jones has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

79:14

Outswinging corner taken by Julian Gray from the left by-line.

78:45

Foul by Dietmar Hamann on Darren Byfield, free kick awarded. Richard Taundry restarts play with the free kick.

77:03

The ball is crossed by Steve Jones, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance.

76:31

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steve Jones played to the near post.

74:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Jermaine Easter. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

67:49

Richard Taundry challenges Mark Carrington unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Martin takes the direct free kick.

66:48

Dean Lewington fouled by Steve Jones, the ref awards a free kick. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

65:55

Shot by Matthew Richards. Save by David Martin.

61:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Woodards by Darren Byfield. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

61:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Baldock. Free kick taken by Jon Brain.

57:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Oliver Lancashire. Oliver Lancashire is shown a yellow card. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jermaine Easter. Dietmar Hamann takes a shot. Corner taken by Angelo Balanta played to the near post, Dan Woodards grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Walsall 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons.Angelo Balanta provided the assist for the goal. Oliver Lancashire gets a block in.

56:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Carrington by Alex Nicholls. Sean O'Hanlon takes the free kick.

53:47

Angelo Balanta produces a curled right-footed shot from just inside the penalty box and hits the post.

53:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuele Smith on Jermaine Easter. Free kick taken by Dietmar Hamann.

52:42

Sam Baldock handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jon Brain takes the free kick.

51:23

Sam Baldock fouled by Emmanuele Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

48:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Dean Lewington. Steve Jones delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

47:15

Corner taken by Julian Gray, Emmanuele Smith finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Walsall 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons.Assist on the goal came from Julian Gray.

46:02

Corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta from the right by-line, clearance made by Ryan McGivern.

45:22

Darren Byfield is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by David Martin.

43:16

Darren Byfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Dan Woodards. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.

41:18

Sam Baldock scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.Luke Chadwick provided the assist for the goal.

41:18

Jermaine Easter grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.Sam Baldock provided the assist for the goal.

39:17

Foul by Dietmar Hamann on Darren Byfield, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Richard Taundry from the free kick.

37:06

Centre by Luke Chadwick, Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Jon Brain makes a save.

37:06

The ball is delivered by Luke Chadwick, Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Save by Jon Brain.

36:21

Sam Baldock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Richards. Free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

35:45

Handball by Alex Nicholls. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.

33:30

Sam Baldock is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Brain.

30:55

Richard Taundry crosses the ball, clearance by Sean O'Hanlon.

21:26

Unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire by Sam Baldock results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

20:56

Sam Baldock is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Brain.

20:18

Luke Chadwick fouled by Ryan McGivern, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dietmar Hamann.

19:21

Jermaine Easter is caught offside. Oliver Lancashire restarts play with the free kick.

18:15

The referee blows for offside against Darren Byfield. Free kick taken by David Martin.

14:49

Sam Baldock has a drilled shot. Blocked by Emmanuele Smith.

13:58

Handball by Mark Carrington. Richard Taundry takes the indirect free kick.

12:06

Sam Baldock concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Lancashire. Oliver Lancashire takes the free kick.

11:25

Jermaine Easter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

7:44

The referee penalises Darren Byfield for handball. Dietmar Hamann takes the direct free kick.

4:46

Richard Taundry concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Easter. Dean Lewington produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

2:22

Corner taken by Angelo Balanta from the right by-line, Mark Carrington takes a shot. Clearance by Oliver Lancashire. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Angelo Balanta, clearance made by Matthew Richards.

The referee gets the match started.

The second half begins.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview


Saddlers at full strength

Walsall boss Chris Hutchings has a fully-fit squad to select from for the club`s opening game of the season at home to MK Dons.

Hutchings insists star striker Troy Deeney is available despite his submission of a written transfer request in light of strong interest from Watford.

The Birmingham-born 22-year-old has shown a keen attitude in training and is expected to lead the line at the Banks`s Stadium.

Elsewhere, it has been a summer of change for the Saddlers with no less than 13 players departing, including Clayton Ince, Rhys Weston, Dwayne Mattis and Mark Hughes.

But Hutchings has bolstered his ranks with a host of new faces in Ryan McGivern, Jonny Brain, Paul Marshall, Dave Bevan, Oliver Lancashire and Aaron Lescott.

All will be hoping to have impressed enough during pre-season to have staked a claim for a starting berth against a Dons side expected to be there or thereabouts in the promotion race come May.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson will be without Peter Leven and Mat Doumbe for his first game in full charge.

Leven and Doumbe must serve suspensions, a legacy from the club`s woeful disciplinary record last season which saw them collect over 120 bookings.

Defender Gary MacKenzie will have to wait for his debut as he suffers the effects of picking up a knock in training but four other players are vying for their first appearance.

Robinson, 29, could hand debuts to goalkeeper David Martin, veteran midfielder Dietmar Hamann and forwards Lewis Guy and Angelo Balanta.

Defender Sean O`Hanlon was withdrawn from a friendly last week as a precaution after feeling a twinge in his back but should be fit.


Formation:442Manager: Paul Ince

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Hutchings

Milton Keynes Dons

  • Jon Brain
  • Aaron Lescott
  • Emmanuele Smith
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Steve Jones
  • Richard Taundry
  • Matthew Richards
  • Julian Gray
  • Darren Byfield
  • Alex Nicholls
  • SUBS
  • David Bevan
  • Clayton McDonald
  • Paul Marshall
  • Darryl Westlake
  • William Grigg
  • Jamie Paterson
  • Sean Geddes

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Match Report

Robinson enjoys winning start Football League's youngest ever boss Karl Robinson saw his managerial career at MK Dons get off to a flier as goals from Sam Baldock and Danny Woodards ensured a 2-0 win over Walsall. The Dons were dominant from the outset but had to wait until four minutes before half-time for the goal their pressure merited - and they had a helping hand from Saddlers keeper Jon Brain. The debutant, signed from Macclesfield in the summer, seemed to have smothered a Jermaine Easter through ball but allowed it to slip from his grasp and Luke Chadwick squared for Baldock to flick home into an empty net. Walsall had failed to register an effort on target in the first half but drew level three minutes after the break. Julian Gray's left-wing corner was met by a stunning leap from Saddlers centre-half Manny Smith 12 yards out and he powered a header back across goal into the far corner. But the Dons claimed the points after 59 minutes with an equally good header, Woodards stooping to bullet home a header into the bottom corner from an Angelo Balanta flag kick.

possession


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