Match ends, Notts County 0, MK Dons 1.
MK Dons remain second in League One after Daniel Powell scored the only goal in their win at Notts County.
Powell grabbed his fifth goal of the season when he finished off after good work from team-mate Benik Afobe.
The hosts should have equalised in the second half but Ronan Murray's shot was straight at MK Dons goalkeeper David Martin after Colby Bishop's pass.
Dons nearly doubled their lead but Dele Alli's effort hit the foot of the post from 20 yards out.
Notts County boss Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"I'm disappointed we've not got anything out of the game today. The players have given everything all season, even more so today.
"I thought it was an unbelievably honest performance, once again we've come up against a quality opponent today in MK Dons.
"We gave them a game today, and I think they know that."
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"Look at the games we've played in the league recently, everyone one of them could've won the game.
"This month has been so hard for us, so to score the goals we have done means the players have been sensational.
"We played some wonderful stuff today. It was calculated risks they took in certain areas, their goal keeper was excellent too and we're very pleased to walk away with the points.
"You've got to respect the opposition, they made it difficult for us as well.
"The players are in a really ruthless position at the moment. We're looking like a strong group. There's a tremendous camaraderie and togetherness."
- 4SmithSubstituted forJonesat 72'minutes
- 32McLaughlinBooked at 68mins
- 10MurraySubstituted forCassidyat 58'minutes
- 29BishopSubstituted forWhitehouseat 73'minutes
- 13BakerSubstituted forCarruthersat 88'minutes
- 9BowditchSubstituted forGriggat 81'minutes
- 17PowellSubstituted forGreenat 81'minutes
- Andy Madley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Notts County 0, MK Dons 1.
Attempt missed. Danny Green (MK Dons) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the right.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.
Dele Alli (MK Dons) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces Carl Baker.
Attempt blocked. Danny Green (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Danny Green (MK Dons).
Attempt saved. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Garry Thompson (Notts County).
Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Daniel Powell.
Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Dean Bowditch.
Attempt missed. Carl Baker (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Drissa Traoré (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Jake Cassidy (Notts County).