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Monday, April 04, 2011

Big Match Review - Southampton 3 MK Dons 2

Southampton 3-2 Milton Keynes Dons
Saturday April 2, St Mary's, (Att: 22,377)

A second half brace from Jonathan Forte helped Southampton stage a remarkable recovery to defeat promotion rivals Milton Keynes Dons and move into third in League One.

The Dons took a first half lead courtesy of Gary MacKenzie's header from a corner just past the half hour mark.

And seven minutes into the second half they appeared set to return to Buckinghamshire with all three points when Sam Baldock skipped past two defenders before beating keeper Kelvin Davies at his near post for 2-0.

However, the Saints hit back with two goals from Forte in as many minutes midway through the second period.

First, he controlled a cross from the left before firing low into the net and then he was on hand to tap home when keeper David Martin could only push out a low centre by Dan Harding.

The comeback for Nigel Adkins's side was complete with 13 minutes remaining as sloppy defending saw Lee Barnard beat the offside drop to fire left footed past Martin.

The victory leaves the Hampshire side five points behind second-placed Huddersfield with three games in hand. For the Dons, a place in the play offs now looks like their best bet.

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