The FA Cup - First Round
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Hyde United 0-4 Milton Keynes Dons

MK Dons reached the FA Cup second round thanks to a routine victory over non-league Hyde United, a win boss Robbie Neilson hopes will give their season "momentum".

The Dons had failed to win in five games going into Friday's BBC televised game, while eighth-tier Hyde were unbeaten in 20 league matches.

In truth, a shock rarely looked on the cards. Aidan Nesbitt scored an excellent opener for the League One side with a first-time looping shot into the top corner.

Phattharaphol Khamsuk, Hyde's most dangerous player in the first half, went close to an equaliser with a free-kick.

But just before half-time, Chuks Aneke scored a wonderfully nonchalant free-kick of his own to double the Dons' lead.

Hyde never really looked like getting back into it, although Harry Coates headed over from a cross by Tom Pratt - who was due to start his night shift in a warehouse after the game.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell sealed the win from close range and then Ed Upson scored from 20 yards after being teed up by Aneke's backheel.

Speaking on BBC Two, Neilson said: "It was a terrific night for us. It is a difficult place to come. Hyde were fantastic, I thought, but we managed to get through.

"It gives us a bit of momentum. We had a great month before our recent run."

Northern Premier League Division One North side Hyde, who have never gone beyond the first round, had to come through five rounds of qualifying - six games, including a replay.

Manager Darren Kelly told BBC Sport: "It was a fantastic journey. All we could ask the lads was to match their effort levels. We were dead on our feet after 60 minutes.

"In terms of heart, desire and commitment we were there with them. We train two nights a week and they're full-time. Some of their play was fantastic.

"All our home games, we've had 300 fans. Today we had 3,500. We've really enjoyed this run. Hopefully for our next league game we'll get some more fans."

Flare
A flare was thrown onto Hyde's 4G pitch - which caused some damage to the artificial surface - but referee David Webb decided the game could go ahead

Line-ups

Hyde United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Crook
  • 2Harrison
  • 5Coates
  • 6Miller
  • 3Burke
  • 7Pratt
  • 4Lipka
  • 8Stockdill
  • 11PorrittSubstituted forBoyleat 82'minutes
  • 9BeadleSubstituted forJonesat 77'minutes
  • 10KhamsukSubstituted forGayat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Gay
  • 13Hodges
  • 14Brown
  • 15Boyle
  • 16Churchman
  • 17Jones
  • 18Ellison

MK Dons

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 4Walsh
  • 2Williams
  • 26GilbeySubstituted forNombeat 77'minutes
  • 6Upson
  • 15SeagerSubstituted forPawlettat 69'minutes
  • 10AnekeSubstituted forMcGrandlesat 77'minutes
  • 21Nesbitt
  • 14Agard

Substitutes

  • 5Wootton
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 11Pawlett
  • 13Sietsma
  • 16Muirhead
  • 18McGrandles
  • 30Nombe
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,123

Match Stats

Home TeamHyde UnitedAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home26%
Away74%
Shots
Home9
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away14
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hyde United 0, MK Dons 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hyde United 0, MK Dons 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Karl Jones (Hyde United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Janni Lipka.

  4. Post update

    Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

  5. Post update

    Karl Jones (Hyde United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Nombe.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jack Stockdill (Hyde United).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Pawlett with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Peter Crook.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aidan Nesbitt (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Peter Pawlett.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Ed Upson.

  14. Post update

    Offside, MK Dons. Conor McGrandles tries a through ball, but Peter Pawlett is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Aidan Nesbitt (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Harrison (Hyde United).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

  18. Post update

    Pete Boyle (Hyde United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Peter Crook.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Peter Pawlett.

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