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Six In a Row For Di Matteo's MK Dons

Ollie TaylorContributor INovember 27, 2008

Milton Keynes Dons claimed their sixth win a row against Hereford on Tuesday night and cemented their position in the automatic promotion places.

Boss Roberto di Matteo now looks a shoe-in for League One manager of the month as the Dons have been very impressive about their business.

The run started with a 3-1 win at home to former boss Martin Allen's Cheltenham side. The Dons took an early lead through Ali Gerba, but were soon pegged back and lost 'keeper Willy Gueret to a red card.

The Dons stuck to their guns though and went for a shell-shocked Cheltenham after half-time, Sam Baldock and Gerba scoring either side of the hour-mark. 

They took their impressive play with them to Brisbane Road too, despite right-back Shaun Cummins being dismissed, MK went home with a 2-1 win. Both goals coming from on-loan Luke Chadwick.

Four days later and the Dons snuck a 1-0 win at home to high-flying Tranmere, Kevin Gallen hitting the only goal in an otherwise drab affair.

Two away games followed, and the Dons won both convincingly. Hartlepool's misery at home continued when Mark Wright finally broke his duck this season, getting his first of the season in a 3-1 win.

Walsall was the next trip, and perhaps di Matteo's men were even more impressive, cruising past the Saddlers 3-0, Wright making it two in two and scoring at his old stomping ground.

This brings us to the game two nights ago; the Dons heaped the pressure on struggling Hereford with a stunning second-half performance, grabbing three goals, to send the Bulls home with nothing to show despite a great first-half effort.

Having scored three goals in each of their last three outings, the Dons have proved that they've got plenty about them going forward at the moment.

But in truth the core reason for their success of late must lie with the back four. Miguel Angel Llera has been incredible this past month, whilst Shaun Cummings has finally established himself at right-back, after playing everywhere imaginable so far this season.

You may not agree with MK Dons and the way they've gone about their business these past few years, but you can't argue that they're certainly a brilliant side. Long may it continue.

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