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Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Port Vale

Kieran Agard missed a penalty as MK Dons were held to a draw by Port Vale, which saw the hosts drop out of League Two's automatic promotion spots.

A largely quiet opening 40 minutes saw Vale happy to let the hosts play in front of them as MK Dons probed for the opener.

But when Mitch Clark's overhead clearance was deemed dangerous play, Dons' top scorer Agard saw his penalty and follow-up effort superbly saved by Scott Brown.

Tom Conlon's stylish finish early in the second-half put the visitors in front, only for David Wheeler to tap in Jake Hesketh's cross just four minutes later to restore parity.

Substitute Chuks Aneke had a glorious chance to win it for the Dons in the final quarter, only to find the outside of the post when clean through.

The result leaves Paul Tisdale's outfit with plenty still to do to secure a return to the third tier.

The Dons slip down to fourth place on goal difference with two games to play, ahead of a trip to Colchester and a final day meeting with Mansfield.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 16Martin
  • 24Houghton
  • 3Lewington
  • 18McGrandles
  • 6Cissé
  • 33HarleySubstituted forSimpsonat 77'minutes
  • 21Wheeler
  • 14AgardSubstituted forAnekeat 56'minutes
  • 11HeskethSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 7Watson
  • 10Aneke
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
  • 34Walker

Port Vale

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 23Clark
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 14CrookesBooked at 49mins
  • 22ConlonBooked at 51mins
  • 4Joyce
  • 3MontañoSubstituted forVassellat 90+3'minutes
  • 11HannantSubstituted forKayat 65'minutes
  • 7Worrall
  • 17ElliottSubstituted forPopeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Kay
  • 9Pope
  • 12Hornby
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 21Vassell
  • 24Whitfield
  • 28Calveley
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
8,386

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 1, Port Vale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Port Vale 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

  4. Post update

    Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Booking

    Scott Brown (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Theo Vassell.

  8. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Theo Vassell replaces Cristian Montaño because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match Adam Crookes (Port Vale) because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

  18. Post update

    Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Conor McGrandles (MK Dons).

  20. Post update

    Foul by David Wheeler (MK Dons).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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