HALF-TIME Sad O's trail to MK Dons

MK Dons Leyton Orient Orient manager Geraint Williams made just one change to the side that had drawn with Swindon Town, with Sean Thornton returning in midfield in place of Adam Chambers. It was a scrappy start, with MK Dons enjoying most of the possessi

MK Dons Leyton Orient

Orient manager Geraint Williams made just one change to the side that had drawn with Swindon Town, with Sean Thornton returning in midfield in place of Adam Chambers.

It was a scrappy start, with MK Dons enjoying most of the possession without creating too many clear cut chances.

James Tunnicliffe, with his long throws, caused a few problems and MK Dons almost took the lead when Orient failed to clear and it gave Luke Chadwick a chance, but his first touch let him down.


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Then, MK Dons skipper Dean Lewington headed the ball on to the roof of the net following a corner.

Orient's best chance arrived on 29 minutes when Ryan Jarvis unsettled the home defence and the ball fell kindly for Aaron Doran, but he scuffed his shot wide.

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A minute later Doran was involved at the other end, as he failed to clear on the edge of his own box and when the ball when floated into the area Mark Carrington nipped in between skipper Stephen Purches and goalkeeper Jamie Jones to head home.

O's became a little more adventurous after the setback, but their first half performance lacked any real pace and passion, it what was an instantly forgettable first 45 minutes.

MK Dons: Gueret, Lewington, McCracken, Easter, Wilbraham, Carrington, Woodards, Tunnicliffe, Leven, Chadwick, Randall. Subs: Stirling, Doumbe, O'Hanlon, Searle, Davis, Howell, Morgan.

Bookings Wilbraham (8 mins), Lewington (44 mins), Randall (45 mins).

Leyton Orient: Jones, Cave-Brown, Chorley, Makandawire, Purches, Doran, Smith, Thornton, Demetriou, Jarvis, McGleish. Subs: Morris, Chambers, Daniels, Tehoue, Baker, Mike, Scowcroft.

Referee: Danny McDermid (Hampshire).

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