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Robinson rues dropped points

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Boss Karl Robinson was frustrated after watching MK Dons' five-game winning streak come to an end in a 1-1 draw with Walsall.

The Saddlers, buoyant after Saturday's 5-2 win over Hartlepool, went ahead through Matt Richards in the 29th minute before Peter Leven restored parity from the penalty spot just after half-time.

Robinson said: "It was a frustrating evening for us all - fans, players and staff. But we're unbeaten in March. If you had said to me at the beginning of the month we would get those wins and one draw I would have jumped at it. I thought we did enough to win two games, we missed chance after chance after chance."

He added: "I had my hands on my head for most of the game.''

Robinson's annoyance was added to by his side being denied a goal when Angelo Balanta's effort appeared to cross the line.

"Balanta's shot went over the line but he still should score, and Sam (Baldock) should have scored his three one-on-ones," he added. "It was just an incredible game - I don't think they created anything other than shots from the edge of the box.

"It wasn't a great performance but when you've created that many chances, if we had won that game 4-1 people would be saying `what a fantastic performance'. I've just seen the goal back (from Balanta) - the ball was clearly over the line.

"I'll let the Walsall manager moan, like he has been moaning, but he needs to have a good look at some of the other decisions the referee made because we should have won that game.''

Saddlers boss Dean Smith was also disappointed not to claim the points.

"I'm disappointed that we came away with one point rather than the three," he said. "I feel when we take the lead in games now we'll go on and take the three points - unfortunately it wasn't to be."

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Topics:
Milton Keynes Dons
Football
Dean Smith
League One
Walsall
Angelo Balanta
Peter Leven
Matt Richards
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