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Northampton Town 2-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Junior Morias scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as local rivals Northampton and MK Dons played out a thrilling 2-2 draw.

Alex Gilbey and Chuks Aneke had Dons 2-0 up with just 12 minutes to go but the Cobblers hit back thanks to Andy Williams and then Morias' last-gasp leveller, increasing their unbeaten home run to 10 games.

Baily Cargill fired just wide for the visitors early on before Dons struck 19 minutes in when Ash Taylor gave away a penalty and Gilbey converted the rebound after David Cornell had saved Aneke's spot-kick.

Taylor was then involved at both ends of the pitch, clearing off the line from Kieran Agard before heading just over in Northampton's best chance.

Dons survived two goalmouth scrambles either side of half-time but they doubled their lead when Agard's shot was deflected into the path of Aneke and he spun in the box and fired beyond Cornell.

But Northampton dramatically fought back, Williams thundering home a header from Jack Bridge's corner and then Morias latching onto Sam Hoskins' pass and lifting over Lee Nicholls to equalise in added time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Facey
  • 6Taylor
  • 16PierreBooked at 72mins
  • 18Turnbull
  • 20WatersSubstituted forPowellat 64'minutes
  • 22CrooksBooked at 26mins
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forMoriasat 72'minutes
  • 19Bridge
  • 10van VeenBooked at 71minsSubstituted forHoskinsat 82'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 3Buchanan
  • 7Hoskins
  • 8Foley
  • 11Powell
  • 14Morias
  • 15Bowditch
  • 30Coddington

MK Dons

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 85mins
  • 26Cargill
  • 5Baudry
  • 18McGrandlesBooked at 55minsSubstituted forD'Athat 88'minutes
  • 24Houghton
  • 8Gilbey
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 72mins
  • 32Healey
  • 10AnekeSubstituted forSimpsonat 75'minutes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forMoore-Taylorat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 11Pawlett
  • 12Hancox
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
6,963

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 2, MK Dons 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, MK Dons 2.

  3. Post update

    Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by George Williams.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Rhys Healey (MK Dons).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 2, MK Dons 2. Junior Morias (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Hoskins.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Lawson D'Ath replaces Conor McGrandles.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.