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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 Rotherham United 25 +19 44
2 Wycombe Wanderers 25 +6 44
3 Ipswich Town 25 +14 42
4 Coventry City 24 +9 41
5 Oxford United 25 +17 40
6 Burton Albion 25 +4 39
7 Sunderland 24 +11 38
8 Portsmouth 24 +7 38
9 Doncaster Rovers 23 +13 37
10 Peterborough United 25 +10 37
11 Fleetwood Town 23 +7 36
12 Bristol Rovers 24 -2 36
13 Blackpool 24 +4 34
14 Gillingham 25 +4 34
15 Lincoln City 26 +2 34
16 Shrewsbury Town 24 -4 33
17 Accrington Stanley 25 -2 29
18 Rochdale 25 -12 28
19 Milton Keynes Dons 26 -11 25
20 AFC Wimbledon 25 -8 24
21 Tranmere Rovers 24 -16 22
22 Southend United 25 -38 10
23 Bolton Wanderers 23 -34 7