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Milton Keynes Dons 2-3 Chesterfield

Chesterfield substitutes Kristian Dennis and Dan Gardner sunk managerless MK Dons and lifted Chesterfield off the bottom of the League One table after a roller coaster second half.

The Dons looked finally on course for their first home league win of the season when they struck twice in six second half minutes.

Daniel Powell and substitute Ryan Colclough eased a night of mounting frustration in front of goal against the Spireites by turning a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead after 73 minutes.

But defensive frailties enabled Danny Wilson's visitors to clinch their first away league win of the season as Dennis lifted a shot high into the net before fellow replacement Gardner tapped in an 80th minute winner.

Dons dominated possession and chances from the first whistle only to fall behind after goalkeeper David Martin tripped Reece Mitchell. Former Don Jay O'Shea confidently slotted home the 32nd minute penalty.

Lively Kieran Agard smashed a shot against the post as Dons missed a host of chances before the late drama.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 16Hendry
  • 4Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 6Upson
  • 7CarruthersSubstituted forWilliamsat 84'minutes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forColcloughat 60'minutes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forAnekeat 84'minutes
  • 17Powell
  • 9Bowditch

Substitutes

  • 8Potter
  • 11Williams
  • 12Williams
  • 19Nicholls
  • 23Downing
  • 25Aneke
  • 49Colclough

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 6EvattBooked at 33mins
  • 23Anderson
  • 5Liddle
  • 19DonohueBooked at 87mins
  • 15O'NeilBooked at 66mins
  • 17Dimaio
  • 26O'SheaBooked at 65minsSubstituted forDennisat 71'minutes
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 11MitchellSubstituted forNolanat 85'minutes
  • 29BeesleySubstituted forGardnerat 71'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 18Nolan
  • 20Dennis
  • 21Allinson
  • 22Simons
  • 27Maguire
  • 35German
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,429

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home25
Away13
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Chesterfield 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Chesterfield 3.

Attempt saved. Jack Hendry (MK Dons) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. George C Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dion Donohue (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jon Nolan replaces Reece Mitchell because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. George C Williams replaces Samir Carruthers.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Chuks Aneke replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Chesterfield 3. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gboly Ariyibi.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by George Baldock.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Chesterfield 2. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Anderson following a set piece situation.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Chesterfield 1. Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Reece Mitchell.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Jake Beesley.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Kristian Dennis replaces Jay O'Shea.

Joe Walsh (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Dean Bowditch.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jack Hendry.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Chesterfield 1. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Bowditch.

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Chesterfield).

Booking

Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Connor Dimaio.

Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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