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7 March 2016

Seven players in action at the weekend

JOSH Murphy's saved penalty didn't matter in the end for MK Dons as they secured a vital 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Queens Park Rangers.

The City loanee's second half spot-kick was palmed clear by Alex Smithies, but Karl Robinson's team kept themselves out of the relegation places with victory thanks to goals from Dean Lewington and Ben Reeves.

Watch extended highlights of #mkdons important @SkyBetChamp victory over @QPRFC:

— MK Dons FC (@MKDonsFC) March 6, 2016
Elsewhere in English football's second tier, Michael Turner played the whole game for Sheffield Wednesday in their disappointing 1-0 derby defeat to Rotherham United at Hillsborough.

In Sky Bet League One, Coventry City fell to their third loss in a week after being beaten 1-0 by Rochdale at the Ricoh Arena.

James Maddison started for the Sky Blues with Jacob Murphy brought on as a second half substitute, but Tony Mowbray's men are now outside the play-off places after ex-Canary Ian Henderson's late penalty.

City's other three players at that level didn't play - Louis Thompson's Swindon Town face a rearranged fixture away to Oldham Athletic after the scheduled game at the weekend was postponed due to snow.

Meanwhile, Harry Toffolo wasn't involved in the matchday squad for Peterborough United in their 1-1 draw away to Wigan Athletic and Jamar Loza didn't get off the bench for Southend United against Chesterfield, a match that finished 1-0 to the Spireites.

Further down the pyramid, Cameron Norman played 83 minutes for Woking as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat in their Vanarama National League fixture against Dover Athletic.

In the National League North, Lowestoft Town lost their relegation clash 2-1 to Brackley Town with Ben Killip keeping goal for the Trawlerboys.

North of the border, Carlton Morris completed 90 minutes for Hamilton Academical - but they went down 1-0 on home soil against rivals Motherwell. Conor McGrandles is out for the rest of the season with a broken leg, but his Falkirk teammates continued their good form with a comfortable 2-0 triumph against Alloa Athletic.

Finally, Ricky van Wolfswinkel was absent from the 18-man squad for Real Betis, who won 2-0 against Granada in La Liga on Sunday.

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