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Gallery: Classic FA Cup matches

5 November 2013

mkdons.com takes a look back at five classic MK Dons FA Cup matches, ahead their 2013/14 campaign opener with FC Halifax Town.

Game 1: MK Dons 1-0 Lancaster City – Saturday 30th October 2004

Wade Small’s 48th minute strike was enough to earn MK Dons a victory in their first ever FA Cup tie.

The Dons, who were led by then-caretaker, boss Jimmy Gilligan, were frustrated in the first half before Small met a Malvin Kamara cross to put the Dons ahead, in front of 2,065 at National Hockey Stadium.

Non-league Lancaster City did very little in the second half to trouble the Dons, who saw out the contest with relative ease to set up a clash with Cambridge City.

MK Dons: Martin; Edds, Ntimban-Zeh, Palmer (c), Lewington; Kamara, Herve, Smith, Puncheon; McLeod, Small.

Subs not used: Bevan (GK), Oyedele, McKoy, Makofo, Smart.

Game 2: Southampton 4-3 MK Dons – Saturday 7th January 2006

MK Dons almost pulled off an almighty Cup upset when they visited St. Mary’s to take on Premier League Southampton in January 2007.

Goals from David Prutton, Nigel Quashie and youngster Theo Walcott had the hosts up 3-1 mid-way through the second half but a courageous fight-back from Dons almost led to an historic upset.

Firstly, Nicky Rizzo curled home a free-kick before Gareth Edds lashed past Paul Smith to make it 3-3 but Darren Kenton broke Dons hearts in the final few minutes, salvaging the win with a deflected finish.

MK Dons: Baker; McClenahan (Rizzo 64), Morgan, Chorley (c), Lewington; Small (Kamara 90), Mitchell, Edds, Crooks; McLeod, Platt (Wilbraham 76).

Subs not used: Quinn, Ricketts.

Game 3: MK Dons 1-1 Queens Park Rangers – Saturday 7th January 2012

MK Dons held Premier League side Queens Park Rangers to a 1-1 draw in front of a record crowd at stadiummk back in January 2012.

However, Karl Robinson’s side could have come away with the victory had referee Michael Oliver spotted a handball by Rangers defender Clint Hill in the first half.

The Dons took the lead courtesy of Dean Bowditch, who finished superbly after Heider Helguson had failed to clear Shaun Williams’ cross.

However, Helgusson made up for his error in the second half when he capitalised on a defensive mix-up to take the tie to a replay at Loftus Road.

MK Dons: Martin; Smith, MacKenzie (Kouo-Doumbe 46), Williams, Lewington (c); Potter, Gleeson; Powell, Chadwick, Bowditch; Ibehre.

Subs not used: McLoughlin (GK), Flanagan, Lobjoit, O’Shea, Alli, Collins.

Game 4: MK Dons 2-1 AFC Wimbledon – Sunday 2nd December 2012

Jon Otsemobor scored one of the most memorable MK Dons goals to hand Karl Robinson’s side a 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon, in the first ever meeting between the two sides.

Stephen Gleeson had put the Dons in front with a fantastic long-range effort just before half-time but AFC Wimbledon forward Jack Midson headed home an equaliser 14 minutes after the re-start.

David Martin then denied Steven Gregory late-on with a superb diving save before Otsemobor cheekily diverted Zeli Ismail’s cross into the top corner with his heel to send the 13,429 Dons fans inside stadiummk wild.

MK Dons (4-2-3-1): Martin; Otsemobor, Kay, Williams, Lewington (c); Potter, Gleeson; Bowditch, Chadwick, Balanta (Ismail 66); Lowe (Smith 80).

Subs: McLoughlin, Kouo-Doumbe, MacDonald, Chicksen, Sekajja.

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Game 5: Queens Park Rangers 2-4 MK Dons – Saturday 26th January 2013

MK Dons made history by booking their place in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup with Budweiser for the first time, with a shock 4-2 thrashing of Premier League Queens Park Rangers.

Striker Ryan Lowe added to Armand Traore’s 4th minute own goal to put the Dons 2-0 up at half-time before loanee Ryan Harley tapped in a third shortly after the re-start.

Darren Potter then curled in a loose ball to put the Dons four goals ahead with late consolations from Jay Bothroyd and Fabio the only blips in an otherwise unforgettable afternoon in West London.

MK Dons (4-2-3-1): Martin; Otsemobor, MacKenzie (Harley 20), Kay, Lewington (c); Potter, Williams; Bowditch (Alli 90), Smith (Lines 75), Chicksen; Lowe.

Subs: Kouo-Doumbe, Flanagan, Rasulo, Ismail.

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