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06th Apr 2022

Troy Parrott showed stunning technique before scoring cracking chipped goal for MK Dons

Luke Jennings

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It was an all-Irish affair amongst the MK Dons goalscorers.

Troy Parrott continued his rich run of form by scoring for MK Dons in a 2-1 victory over Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night.

The Republic of Ireland striker netted a glorious chipped effort to open the scoring for the Dons.

Parrott, 20, has brought his goalscoring form from Ireland, back to League One with MK Dons, after scoring a late winner against Lithuania last week.

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Troy Parrott opens the scoring for MK Dons.

The Tottenham Hotspur loanee scored his sixth league goal of the season in the 24th minute following an over-the-top through ball from club captain Dean Lewington.

Parrott took down the ball with his right foot, and then weighted a delicate chip over the head of the Crewe goalkeeper to make it 1-0 to the Dons.

The Dubliner has thrived playing off the striker in Liam Manning’s 3-4-2-1 system. This year, Parrott has played either right or left off the main striker. The freedom of the role has recently allowed Parrott to express himself in front of goal.

Ireland midfielder Conor Coventry added a second for the Dons.

MK Dons doubled their lead in the 40th minute thanks to the Ireland Under-21 captain Conor Coventry. The West Ham loanee made a driving run from midfield in possession before rocketing a strike past goalkeeper Dave Richards.

Premier League loanees Parrott and Coventry have been a revelation for the Dons in 2022. If Manning’s side wins promotion to the Championship, it is possible that the pair will remain at Stadium MK next season.

MK Dons hold out to claim all three points.

Former Bohemians defender Warren O’Hora played the full 90 minutes. However, despite the victory, he did not have a clean sheet to show for his efforts as Crewe scored a consolation goal in the 93rd minute.

The game finished 2-1 in the favour of the Dons. Manning’s side are one point off table-toppers Wigan Athletic, having played two extra games. MK Dons last played in the Championship football back in 2016.

Irish fans will be optimistic about MK Dons getting promoted, whether that is through automatic promotion or the playoffs. The Dons possess two of the next generation of Irish stars, Stephen Kenny will have a close eye on the League One promotion race.

The result leaves MK Dons in second place in League One, ahead of Rotherham United with two extra games played.

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