Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Brentford- Report
Report of match 31st March 2012
Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Brentford- Report.
Bees sting Dons
Brentford survived a late scare to beat MK Dons 2-1 and maintain their slim hopes of snatching a play-off place.
First-half goals from the in-form Clayton Donaldson and Jonathan Douglas ultimately handed the Bees their third straight victory in an ill-tempered clash at stadium:mk.
But they had to ride their luck late on as substitute Jabo Ibehre hit the post for the Dons at the death after Shaun Williams' 88th-minute penalty had made it 2-1.
Brentford keeper Richard Lee produced three good saves in the first seven minutes to keep out fierce long-range shots from Stephen Gleeson, Charlie MacDonald and Jay O'Shea.
But Donaldson put the Bees ahead from a quick counter-attack after 12 minutes, skinning defender Tom Flanagan to fire a fine finish into the roof of the net from a tight angle for his fourth goal in three games.
Douglas doubled Brentford's lead soon afterwards when he stroked a brilliant first-time strike into the top corner past David Martin from Shaleum Logan's cutback.
Logan almost made it 3-0 after the break when he was denied one-on-one by the legs of Martin. But Williams coolly converted his spot-kick after Karleigh Osborne had bundled over MacDonald in the box, before Ibehre blasted against the post in the 90th minute as the Dons slipped to their second successive defeat.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 31st March 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: stadium:mk|
Williams 88 (pen)
|1 - 2||Brentford
|2||James Tavernier (Ibehre 73)|
|23||James O'Shea (Hall 62)|
|19||Jabo Ibehre (Tavernier 73)|
|46||Robert Hall (O'Shea 62)|
|14||Shaleum Logan (Legge 90+2)|
|7||Sam Saunders (Bean 77)|
|19||Harry Forrester (McGinn 63)|
|32||Leon Legge (Logan 90+2)|
|4||Marcus Bean (Saunders 77)|
|18||Niall McGinn (Forrester 63)|
|Milton Keynes cards shown|
|34 mins||Alan Smith||Dissent|
|59 mins||Tom Flanagan||Dissent|
|61 mins||Charlie MacDonald||Dissent|
|81 mins||Dean Lewington||Unsporting behaviour|
|Brentford cards shown|
|75 mins||Adam Thompson||Unsporting behaviour|
|81 mins||Marcus Bean||Unsporting behaviour|
|86 mins||Toumani Diagouraga||Unsporting behaviour|
|89 mins||Karleigh Osborne||Timewasting|