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Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

Dean Bowditch of MK Dons
Dean Bowditch's goal against AFC Wimbledon was his eighth in all competitors this season for MK Dons

MK Dons marked Robbie Neilson's first home league game as manager with victory over AFC Wimbledon.

The clubs, both offshoots of the old Wimbledon FC, have met four times, but never before in a league fixture, and the Dons have now won three.

Neilson's side were the most industrious throughout, restricting Wimbledon to just three shots on goal.

Dean Bowditch scored the game's only goal from the penalty spot after Dean Lewington was felled by Dannie Bulman.

The win was MK's first at home in the league in 16 games, dating back to 5 March last season when they were in the Championship, and the first since Neilson left Scottish Premiership side Hearts to take over from Karl Robinson on 2 December.

Despite the milestone win over a side that started life in the ninth tier of English football in 2002, the hosts remain 10 places and five points adrift of Neal Ardley's men.

While the fixture was another significant part of the two clubs' histories, it lacked the sort of fervour that surrounded their maiden meeting in the second round of FA Cup in 2012, a match with MK Dons won 2-1.

A crowd of 11,185 were at Stadium MK with away support of almost 2,000, despite a boycott by a number of AFC Wimbledon fans.

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MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon: A potted history

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 23Downing
  • 3Lewington
  • 12Williams
  • 6Upson
  • 8Potter
  • 7CarruthersSubstituted forAnekeat 65'minutes
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forPowellat 73'minutes
  • 10Reeves
  • 14AgardSubstituted forColcloughat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 16Hendry
  • 17Powell
  • 19Nicholls
  • 24Tilney
  • 25Aneke
  • 49Colclough

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 34Robertson
  • 6RobinsonBooked at 67mins
  • 3Meades
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 58'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forBarnettat 69'minutes
  • 10PoleonSubstituted forTaylorat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Whelpdale
  • 22Kelly
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan
  • 31Owens
  • 33Taylor
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
11,185

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Colclough replaces Kieran Agard.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay in match David Martin (MK Dons) because of an injury.

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Dean Bowditch because of an injury.

Delay in match Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyrone Barnett replaces Tom Elliott.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lyle Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Chuks Aneke replaces Samir Carruthers.

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, AFC Wimbledon 0. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty MK Dons. Dean Lewington draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Chris Whelpdale (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Downing (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Sheff Utd21125438221641
3Bolton20124424121240
4Bradford219932718936
5Rochdale2110383027333
6Peterborough2095633231032
7Fleetwood219573327632
8Southend218762928131
9Bristol Rovers218673337-430
10Wimbledon217863025529
11Charlton2061042619728
12Millwall208483232028
13Northampton217683130127
14Oxford Utd217682525027
15Port Vale217682632-627
16Gillingham207582932-326
17Walsall216872430-626
18MK Dons216692630-424
19Swindon2165102132-1123
20Bury2162133042-1220
21Coventry2147101828-1019
22Oldham203981222-1018
23Chesterfield2153132639-1318
24Shrewsbury2146112034-1418
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