Karl Robinson’s current club Charlton Athletic have beaten his former club MK Dons 2-1 at Stadium MK this afternoon to leave The Dons deep in relegation trouble.
Ahmed Kashi and Josh Magennis got the goals for Charlton Athletic as The Addicks finally returned to winning ways.
The visitors settled well and took the lead after just 10 minutes. MK Dons gave away cheap possession just 25 yards from their own goal and Kashi lashed in the opening goal of the match with a thunderous strike.
The Addicks defender Patrick Bauer came the closest to adding a second first half goal in a largely uneventful 45 minutes but two headed efforts failed to beat The Dons keeper Lee Nicholls while Ben Reeves saw a long range strike whistle wide as Robinson’s side went into the interval with a deserved one-goal lead.
The second half saw the home side ride their luck when Joe Aribo’s driven effort left the angle of crossbar and post shaking.
MK Dons finally mustered a decent goalscoring opportunity just before the hour but Callum Brittain was unable to beat visiting keeper Ben Amos with a shot on the turn from 10 yards.
Moments later it was 2-0 to Charlton Athletic when Jake Forster-Caskey crossed for Magennis to head the ball into the net from close range. The Dons’ response was immediate and when Kieran Agard bundled a corner kick over the line it was game on again.
MK Dons had momentum and Robbie Muirhead spurned a great chance to score when his shot fell into the arms of Amos following a low pass from the byline before Forster-Caskey and Kashi’s long range efforts flew wide at the other end.
Home keeper Nicholls kept The Dons in the game with a low save from a Magennis effort after some sloppy play had handed the Northern Ireland international the opportunity to take aim from the edge of the box with The Addicks looking to seal victory.
Charlton Athletic’s defensive frailties late in matches have been well-documented in recent weeks but the South East Londoners managed to see this game out and record an important 2-1 win.