League Two
MK Dons2Morecambe0

Milton Keynes Dons 2-0 Morecambe

Alex Gilbey fired MK Dons back to the top of League Two with a brace of long-range goals to see off Morecambe.

The 23-year-old midfielder eased a night of frustration for the hosts with a low skimming drive to open the scoring in the 58th minute.

And he followed his first goal of the season with an even better second six minutes from time when his rasping right-foot shot left goalkeeper Mark Halstead clutching at thin air.

The Dons merited their routine victory after it had threatened to be a costly night for Paul Tisdale's men.

Chuks Aneke was the second home player to limp off just seconds before Gilbey's opener following defender Jordan Moore-Taylor in the first period.

Milton Keynes defender Baily Cargill bundled a seventh-minute chance wide but it was Lee Nicholls who made the significant saves of the half, tipping a superb Andrew Tutte free-kick onto a post in the 16th minute and blocking Ajay Leitch-Smith's angled shot in added time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 15Moore-TaylorSubstituted forCisséat 25'minutes
  • 26Cargill
  • 18McGrandles
  • 8Gilbey
  • 24Houghton
  • 3Lewington
  • 14AgardSubstituted forD'Athat 53'minutes
  • 10AnekeSubstituted forSimpsonat 57'minutes
  • 32Healey

Substitutes

  • 6Cissé
  • 7Watson
  • 12Hancox
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
  • 37Asonganyi

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 4Kenyon
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 6TutteSubstituted forYarneyat 37'minutes
  • 27Cranston
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forMandevilleat 66'minutes
  • 28Leitch-Smith
  • 11Ellison
  • 12OswellBooked at 59minsSubstituted forOliverat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Roche
  • 9Oliver
  • 14Yarney
  • 17Mandeville
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 24Piggott
  • 25Hedley
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
5,726

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Morecambe 0.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Steven Old.

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

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (MK Dons).

Steven Old (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Morecambe 0. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ousseynou Cissé.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Vadaine Oliver replaces Jason Oswell.

Attempt missed. Baily Cargill (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Attempt saved. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Garry Thompson.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Steven Old.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Conor McGrandles.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Booking

Jason Oswell (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rhys Healey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Morecambe 0. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rhys Healey.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Simpson replaces Chuks Aneke because of an injury.

Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons20117230131740
2Lincoln City19115334171738
3Colchester20105533191435
4Newport2010553132-135
5Bury2096538211733
6Mansfield19711127141332
7Exeter208752921831
8Tranmere208753025531
9Stevenage209472625131
10Forest Green207942820830
11Carlisle208392525027
12Swindon207672328-527
13Oldham206862621526
14Crawley198292730-326
15Crewe207492124-325
16Port Vale207492023-325
17Northampton205872528-323
18Grimsby2064101927-822
19Yeovil185672322121
20Morecambe2063111932-1321
21Cambridge2054111934-1519
22Cheltenham1945101830-1217
23Notts County2037102241-1916
24Macclesfield2034131637-2113
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