Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Bristol Rovers: Pirates edge tight contest

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Bristol Rovers beat Milton Keynes Dons with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday at Stadium Mk. Milton Keynes Dons arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing their last match 2-1 to Shrewsbury Town. Bristol Rovers, meanwhile, were coming off the back of a 2-1 win against Cambridge Utd. Milton Keynes Dons are now in 22nd place, with 10 points from 8 matches, while Bristol Rovers sit in 15th, with 15 points from 8.

After a goalless first half, Bristol Rovers continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, with a goal from Antony Evans on the 76 minute mark. When the final whistle blew, the result was 1-0 to Bristol Rovers.

Substitutions for Milton Keynes Dons included Matthew Dennis, Ethan Robson and Louie Barry for Joshua Kayode, Josh McEachran and Matt Smith, respectively. Bristol Rovers replaced Sam Finley, Antony Evans, Luca Hoole and Harry Anderson with Luke McCormick, Josh Coburn, James Gibbons and Aaron Collins.

There were bookings for Daniel Harvie, Zak Jules and Ethan Robson from Milton Keynes Dons. For Bristol Rovers, Aaron Collins and Bobby Thomas saw yellow.

Milton Keynes Dons will play at home against Plymouth Argyle, while Bristol Rovers will face Cheltenham Town away.

Technical card:
Milton Keynes Dons:Daniel Harvie, Joshua Kayode (Matthew Dennis, min.59), Zak Jules, Josh McEachran (Ethan Robson, min.71) and Matt Smith (Louie Barry, min.80)
Bristol Rovers:Aaron Collins (Harry Anderson, min.83), Bobby Thomas, Luke McCormick (Sam Finley, min.62), Josh Coburn (Antony Evans, min.71) and James Gibbons (Luca Hoole, min.71)
Stadium:Stadium Mk
Goals:Antony Evans (0-1, min. 76)