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Loan watch: Rob Hall helps MK Dons win promotion to the Championship

5 May 2015

Three on-loan Whites in action as curtain closes on 2014/15 Football League season

Rob Hall completed 90 minutes for MK Dons as they won promotion to the Championship courtesy of a convincing 5-1 victory over already-relegated Yeovil Town on the last day of the 2014/15 League One season.

Starting the day in third-place, goals from Carl Baker, Darren Potter, Will Grigg and a Dean Lewington brace ensured Karl Robinson’s side secured their place in the English second tier next season after they bettered Preston North End’s result on the day.

Needing to win to guarantee their own promotion, Preston suffered a 1-0 defeat away at relegation-threatened Colchester United – a result which also secured the U’s survival.

Jermaine Beckford started in attack for the Lilywhites, completing 89 minutes, but they were unable to make a breakthrough as George Moncur scored a late winner for Colchester – who had already seen Chris Porter miss a penalty earlier in the match.

Preston will now face Chesterfield in the play-offs, hoping for a change in fortunes having never won promotion in their nine previous attempts, including their Final defeat to Bolton Wanderers in 2001.

Elsewhere in the division, Sanmi Odelusi was an unused substitute for Coventry City as they scored a last-minute winner away at Crawley Town to avoid relegation – sending Dean Saunders’ side down in the process.

Luke Woodland was also an unused substitute for Oldham Athletic as they finished their campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Peterborough United.

In the Championship, Niall Maher started for Blackpool in their abandoned clash with Huddersfield Town, completing 20 minutes before being replaced by Henry Cameron.

Andy Kellett was also in action for Manchester United Under-21s, alongside former Bolton loanee Ben Amos, completing 90 minutes as they won 1-0 at home to Southampton to leapfrog Liverpool and regain their place at the top of the table.

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