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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Theo Robinson (23', 31', 76')
  • Stephen McLaughlin (62')

Theo Robinson nets treble as Southend maul MK Dons

Theo Robinson bagged a hat-trick as Southend thumped relegation-threatened MK Dons 4-0 at Roots Hall.
The second-from-bottom Dons are now six points from safety with three games to go and never looked like troubling the Shrimpers.
Chris Powell's side opened the scoring after 23 minutes when Robinson fired home after Dons goalkeeper Wieger Sietsma had parried a powerful shot from Dru Yearwood.
Robinson was celebrating again in the 31st minute when he curled home a delightful effort from the left-hand side of the penalty area.
Dons striker Chucks Aneke wasted a fine chance to get his side back in the game when he fired wide of the left post from 12 yards.
Southend were able to take full advantage with Stephen McLaughlin heading home a left-wing free-kick from Michael Kightly in the 62nd minute.
The hosts then wrapped up the scoring in the 76th minute with Robinson powering home from close range to complete his hat-trick before Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley superbly denied Aneke and Kieran Agard at the death.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Hull City 23 +20 45
2 Lincoln City 22 +15 45
3 Peterborough United 22 +15 42
4 Portsmouth 22 +18 41
5 Doncaster Rovers 20 +14 39
6 Charlton Athletic 24 +5 37
7 Sunderland 22 +12 36
8 Crewe Alexandra 24 +5 36
9 Ipswich Town 21 +3 35
10 Accrington Stanley 19 +4 33
11 Oxford United 21 +5 31
12 Fleetwood Town 23 +7 30
13 Gillingham 23 -3 30
14 Plymouth Argyle 23 -8 30
15 Milton Keynes Dons 23 0 28
16 Blackpool 21 -3 28
17 Shrewsbury Town 21 -5 24
18 Rochdale 23 -8 23
19 Bristol Rovers 21 -11 22
20 AFC Wimbledon 23 -15 22
21 Northampton Town 22 -18 22
22 Wigan Athletic 22 -14 21
23 Swindon Town 23 -16 21
24 Burton Albion 24 -22 16