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16/17 Season Review – October

30 May 2017

We continue our look back at the 16/17 season...

The first day of October was matchday for Blues who welcomed Peterborough to Roots Hall following the midweek win over Oxford.

Anthony Wordsworth redeemed himself for an earlier penalty miss in the 78th minute to put Blues in front, but Marcus Maddison struck two minutes into stoppage time to send the Posh home with a point.

The next to visit were Leyton Orient in the Checktrade Trophy and Blues made it two wins from two in the competition to ensure progression to the next stage.

Marc-Antoine Fortune produced the game's only goal with a wonderfully taken effort ten minutes from time.

Blues travelled north to Rochdale next but suffered a disappointing defeat at the Crown Oil Arena.

Two goals, from Niall Canavan and Calvin Andrew, before half time and another after the break from Nathaniel Mendez Laing sealed a 3-0 win for Dale, leaving Blues 22nd after 12 games.

Phil Brown’s men bounced back a week later with a 1-0 win over Chesterfield at Roots Hall to lift the club out of the relegation zone – Adam Thompson the man with the game’s only goal.

A midweek trip to Bradford was probably the last place Blues wanted to be travelling next, on a Tuesday night.

However, the side turned in a terrific performance to earn a 1-1 draw, and arguably could have taken all three points.

Marc McNulty handed the hosts the lead before Anthony Wordsworth’s second half header squared things up.

The spirit against the Bantams was on show once again at Stadium MK, and Blues showed what they were all about with fine display on the road.

The 3-0 win was sealed via Simon Cox and two Anthony Wordsworth goals, the midfielder continuing his fine goalscoring form following his return from injury.

The final game in a hectic month came against Shrewsbury Town at HQ, with Shrews managed by Paul Hurst for the first time.

The new Shrews boss came away with a point as well, Stephen McLaughlin equalising in a 1-1 draw.

Blues ended the month in 16th place.

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