Date: 28th February 2015 at 8:15pm
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MK Dons narrowly lost 2-1 to Coventry this afternoon, with close to 1,700 fans supporting them at the Ricoh Arena.

Devante Cole replaced Will Grigg up front in the only change for the Dons as they looked to maintain their position in the top two.
The Dons looked the best of the two sides in the opening exchanges, but it was the home side who opened the scoring on 9 minutes when Chris Stokes headed home following a corner.

From here, the Dons still had a great chance of picking up maximum points, but the situation got much harder just three minutes later when Coventry doubled their lead. Samuel received the ball from Fleck and beat the Dons defence before firing home with a near post shot that stand-in keeper Ian McLoughlin really should have saved.

That goal really knocked the stuffing out of the Dons and although they remained the dominant side, were unable to really test keeper Burge.

Cole in-particular was presented with a number of opportunities but was unable to really connect with the good balls that were being played into him.

The Dons started the second half much better and were rewarded with a goal on 55 minutes. Powell poked home from inside the box following a neat pass from former Coventry captain Carl Baker.

And Powell came close to levelling three minutes later when he beat two defenders but had his curling shot saved by the diving Burge.

The Dons continued to push for an equaliser but just weren`t able to create that golden chance despite all the pressure. Baker and Reeves, and then substitutes Williams and (new signing) Lew Baker had long range efforts that flew wide or were blocked. Instead, it was Coventry who picked up the three points that lifts them out of the relegation zone.

But despite the loss the Dons remained second and can make up for it when they get back into action against Chesterfield on Tuesday.