National & International

Derby day ends in disappointment for the Dons

MK Dons faced off with county rivals, Wycombe Wanderers in a match in League One on Saturday.

With MK Dons staring down the barrel of relegation, a good result was needed against a Wycombe side looking to make their way up the table themselves.(Image courtesy of MK Dons)

Wycombe emerged winners, 1-0, after a Nick Freeman volley from outside the box put the visitors up after 40 minutes. Gareth Ainsworth, the manager for Wycombe, will be pleased to see them extend their run of consecutive league victories to 3. Especially after winning both derbies against MK Dons and Oxford United.

Wycombe had the better of the chances with the majority falling to Gareth McCleary on the left wing.

The Dons rallied late to try and force an equalizer but Max Stryjek, the new goalkeeper for the Wanderers, stood firm to deny Will Grigg and the MK attack and last-minute point.

The home side will feel disappointed to not come away with something to show for their efforts having had over 60% of the ball during the game, but the Wycombe side who are slightly struggling for goals in recent games could have put this game to bed within the hour.

Milton Keynes now sit dead last in the division, whilst Wycombe moved themselves up to 12th with the playoff positions in sight.

Wycombe host Cambridge on Tuesday, whilst MK travel to face Charlton. Both games will be played at 19:45.

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