League Two
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Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Exeter City

Kieran Agard missed one penalty but netted a second as MK Dons saw off 10-man Exeter in Paul Tisdale's first game against his former club.

Tisdale spent 12 years in charge of the Devon club before making a summer switch to Stadium MK, and his new side inflicted the Grecians' first defeat of the campaign to leapfrog them into second in the League Two table.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men after 54 minutes when Grecians defender Dean Moxey handled George Williams' cross inside the area and was shown a second yellow card.

But Agard saw the resulting spot-kick well saved by Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym, who kept the game scoreless.

The striker made no mistake 10 minutes later, though, as he scored with his second penalty, awarded following Jayden Stockley's clumsy handball.

Tisdale's former side huffed and puffed and almost snatched an equaliser through Luke Croll in stoppage time, but they could not prevent new boss Matt Taylor suffering his first defeat as the club's manager.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 26Cargill
  • 4Walsh
  • 25BrittainSubstituted forD'Athat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24Houghton
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 8GilbeySubstituted forCisséat 81'minutes
  • 3Lewington
  • 19SimpsonSubstituted forHealeyat 72'minutes
  • 14AgardBooked at 17mins

Substitutes

  • 6Cissé
  • 7Watson
  • 12Hancox
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
  • 27Nombe
  • 32Healey

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 21MoxeyBooked at 55mins
  • 3WoodmanSubstituted forAbrahamsat 86'minutes
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forCrollat 56'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 44Boateng
  • 8Law
  • 11StockleyBooked at 64mins
  • 14ForteSubstituted forMartinat 10'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Shea
  • 6Tillson
  • 7Martin
  • 13Hamon
  • 17Jay
  • 19Abrahams
  • 23Croll
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
7,672

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Exeter City 0.

Attempt missed. Luke Croll (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Hand ball by Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

Booking

Lawson D'Ath (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (MK Dons).

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Lawson D'Ath replaces Callum Brittain.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tristan Abrahams replaces Craig Woodman.

Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ousseynou Cissé replaces Alex Gilbey.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rhys Healey (MK Dons).

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons).

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Nicky Law (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Rhys Healey replaces Robbie Simpson.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by George Williams.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Aaron Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City5410114713
2MK Dons532052311
3Exeter531183510
4Carlisle531176110
5Newport531166010
6Colchester522110378
7Yeovil52218358
8Oldham52217438
9Stevenage52216518
10Tranmere52216518
11Swindon52211011-18
12Forest Green51407437
13Mansfield51407437
14Crawley521278-17
15Port Vale52035506
16Northampton512267-15
17Grimsby512257-25
18Crewe511368-24
19Bury511357-24
20Cheltenham511324-24
21Cambridge5113510-54
22Morecambe5104111-103
23Macclesfield5023510-52
24Notts County5014513-81
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