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Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Doncaster kept a clean sheet for the first time in six league games to hold MK Dons to a draw at the Keepmoat.

The visitors had the better of the game, with Will Grigg hitting a post and Benik Afobe having a lob cleared off the line.

Darren Potter, Ben Reeves and Dean Lewington also threatened for MK Dons, who were rarely troubled defensively.

Doncaster's best efforts came from Harry Forrester and Paul Keegan, who both had shots saved.

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Dickov on Doncaster v MK Dons

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm a little bit disappointed we didn't win. I thought apart from a five minute spell at the end of the first half we were by far the better team.

"We changed our shape a little bit today. They're an expansive football team and we stopped them playing.

"The effort and desire from the players was fantastic."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Robinson on Doncaster v MK Dons

"We're very strong where we are with two games in hand. We just want to keep picking up points, especially at the start of the season.

"There's many positives. There's one or two negatives - I'm not going to say it's all rosy - we can certainly get better.

"Some of the set pieces were poor. We work on them but I think our quality of delivery was poor.

"We've really improved, we're scoring more goals., we're conceding less. We want to keep doing that, we want to keep moving forward and keep improving."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Steer
  • 22Wabara
  • 12McCullough
  • 16ButlerBooked at 38mins
  • 3Evina
  • 23Bennett
  • 19Wellens
  • 18KeeganBooked at 74mins
  • 10Forrester
  • 11MainSubstituted forRobinsonat 62'minutes
  • 14TysonBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 4Furman
  • 6McCombe
  • 9Robinson
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val
  • 32Whitehouse

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 4FlanaganBooked at 51mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 8PotterBooked at 42mins
  • 14AlliBooked at 33mins
  • 22CarruthersSubstituted forBakerat 71'minutes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forRandallat 90+4'minutes
  • 17Powell
  • 11GriggSubstituted forAfobeat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Baker
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 20Rasulo
  • 23Afobe
  • 25Hickford
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,976

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, MK Dons 0.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Carl Baker.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Mark Randall replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (MK Dons) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jed Steer.

Attempt saved. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benik Afobe (MK Dons).

Attempt blocked. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Benik Afobe (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Dele Alli.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Richard Wellens.

Attempt blocked. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Carl Baker replaces Samir Carruthers.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Benik Afobe replaces William Grigg.

Tom Flanagan (MK Dons) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

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2Preston1384126131328
3Notts County147522112926
4Peterborough158252417726
5Sheff Utd148242218426
6Oldham156722317625
7MK Dons1373327151224
8Rochdale1472526151123
9Swindon1365227171023
10Chesterfield145452321219
11Fleetwood155461716119
12Bradford155461920-119
13Crawley155371424-1018
14Colchester154562122-117
15Barnsley144462224-216
16Port Vale154472023-316
17Coventry154471825-716
18Leyton Orient143651518-315
19Walsall153661215-315
20Doncaster134361220-815
21Gillingham153571421-714
22Yeovil153481226-1413
23Crewe1541101231-1913
24Scunthorpe153391729-1212
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