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But the Royals found it tough going against a resilient Dons side that grew in confidence after the first half stale mate that produced few chances.
Union leaders are in a stale mate with Mersey Care NHS chiefs, who operate the Maghull secure unit, over proposals to introduce flexible rostering.
Graham Malley and Liam Byrne netted in a 2-2 stale mate with Sandon Dock, while a Kenny Burgess strike was all DOW could muster in a 1-1 draw with The Paddock.