Town v MK Dons
Town were at the MK Dons tonight. A rearranged fixture from a snowy January. One of our two games in hand along with a visit to Southampton next week.
Wilson made two team changes with Morrison and Pericard in for Greer and Austin who drop to the bench.
Morrisons mistake led to the opening goal after 90 seconds with Wilbraham taking the MK Dons 1 nil up.
Town then twice hit the woodwork with both Paynter and Douglas coming close. Then Town’s poor marking from a corner see MK Dons go 2 nil up after 37 minutes. Just before the break Paynter hits the post again.
There is just no luck at the moment. In recent months those three shots hitting the woodwork would have gone in the net.
10 minutes into the second half Wilson decides to bring Greer and Austin on, who replacing their starting replacements. Perhaps a sign Wilson was ready to concede he made a mistake was made in altering the original starting line-up.
Town played much better in the second half and despite Ward scoring a late consolation, we lose two games in a row for the second time this season.
Slightly more concerning than the goals conceded is the lack of firepower upfront for Town. Whilst we have been letting in needless goals regularly for many weeks now such as against Southend, Charlton and Oldham, we always manageed to score aplenty in the league since the Rovers game away in December until the recent Orient game.
Luck is really away from Town as other results tonight went against us, as both Leeds and Millwall won. Any lingering hope of an automatic promotion place finish must surely now be out of reach. Town must now look over their shoulder towards an improving Huddersfield, Bristol Rovers and MK Dons.