Match ends, Port Vale 0, MK Dons 0.
Port Vale ended a six-game losing streak with a hard fought draw against promotion hopefuls MK Dons.
After a scrappy first half Vale's Louis Dodds scooped over the bar after being found by Ben Williamson's pass.
Substitute Mohamed Coulibaly came closest to scoring for the home side, but narrowly missed the target.
MK Dons had just one shot on target and needed Lee Hodson's goal-line clearance from Mark Marshall's close-range shot to secure a point at Vale Park.
The draw leaves Vale two points above the relegation places while MK Dons remain third, five points from the automatic promotion spots.
MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"We've not played well at all today. We lost Dean Lewington this morning and he's a big loss to us.
"It may become a positive point, you don't know how important that point could be at the end of the season.
"The players need to realise they've not played well today, we've not done the right things on a consistent basis.
"It was a very difficult pitch to play on, but we've just not been able to play as cute as we'd like today. We have to make sure it doesn't happen again."
- 16CollinsBooked at 22mins
- 9WilliamsonSubstituted forPopeat 78'minutes
- 8DoddsSubstituted forCoulibalyat 62'minutes
- 23WalshBooked at 69mins
- 14AlliSubstituted forBakerat 62'minutes
- 8PotterBooked at 30mins
- 17PowellSubstituted forHallat 62'minutes
- 22CarruthersBooked at 45mins
- Nigel Miller
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, MK Dons 0.
Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).
Attempt missed. Achille Campion (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Frederic Veseli (Port Vale).
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Chris Neal.
Attempt saved. Robert Hall (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Michael Brown (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Robert Hall (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).
Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).
Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).
Mohamed Coulibaly (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Ben Williamson.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.
Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
William Grigg (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.