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Month in review: August

2 September 2015

The Dons have made a solid start to life in the Sky Bet Championship and head into September with seven points to their name.

Karl Robinson’s men, who will occupy 11th place during this week’s international break, have won two, lost two and drawn one of their opening five league fixtures, while they’ve also been victorious in both of their Capital One Cup fixtures.

mkdons.com takes a look back at August...

4-1 W vs Rotherham United A, Saturday 8th
The Dons kicked off their first ever second tier campaign with a terrific 4-1 victory over Rotherham United at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Rob Hall opened the scoring after just five minutes but the Millers struck back through Matt Derbyshire. The Dons, though, restored their lead on 28 minutes courtesy of a Danny Collins own goal with Dean Bowditch and Carl Baker added gloss to the scoreline, the latter in the second half.

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The Dons found themselves trailing at half-time after Dean Lewington inadvertently turned a cross into his own net. However, an own goal from Mathieu Baudry and a late strike from Carl Baker earned the victory in dramatic fashion.

Robinson’s side secured their passage through to round two of the Capital One Cup courtesy of a come-from-behind win at home to Leyton Orient.
2-1 W vs Leyton Orient H (Capital One Cup), Tuesday 11th

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Robinson’s Dons dominated large parts of the clash between two of League 1’s promoted sides from 2014/15 but they weren’t able to find a way past Lilywhites goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The men from MK1’s first Championship defeat came at the hands of Preston North End, who triumphed 1-0 thanks to a Paul Gallagher strike in the first half.
0-1 L vs Preston North End H, Saturday 15th

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After a tight first half, the hosts gained control of the contest and took the lead courtesy of Daniel Powell, who beat Ben Amos with a cool finish moments after coming on as a substitute. Bolton threatened late on but the Dons defence stood firm and, in the end, collected their first clean sheet of the season.

. mkstadium The Dons issued the perfect response to their first loss of the season by beating Bolton Wanderers under the lights at
1-0 W vs Bolton Wanderers H, Tuesday 18th

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The Royals had the majority of the chances on goal but were thwarted on every occasion by the highly-impressive David Martin. The Dons did go close, also, with Simon Church hitting the post against his former club.

A second successive shut out saw Robinson’s side pick up a hard-earned point from their first ever trip to the Madejski Stadium.
0-0 D vs Reading A, Saturday 22nd

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Alex Revell put the visitors ahead with a close-range finish early in the second half but Carl Baker’s third goal of the season took the tie to extra-time, where the Dons prevailed thanks to a debut strike from winger Josh Murphy.

Just like they did in the first round, the Dons fought back from a goal down to beat Cardiff City in their most recent Capital One Cup clash.
2-1 W (AET) vs Cardiff City H, Tuesday 25th

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Ex-Don Stephen Gleeson put the Blues ahead during the second half with a neat finish against the run of the play before substitute Jacques Maghoma doubled the advantage on the counter attack.

Robinson’s men weren’t able to cap the month off with a victory after they were beaten by two breakaway goals at home to Birmingham City.
0-2 L vs Birmingham City A, Saturday 29th

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