Ahead of MK Dons’ first game of 2016/17 this weekend, mkdons.com takes a look at three of the best opening day victories...
The opening day success over Oldham at Stadium MK was one of the Dons’ more comfortable first-game successes.
Darren Potter broke the deadlock with a 34th-minute header, giving his side a deserved lead at half-time. The men from MK1’s dominance continued after the break and Daniel Powell was able to double the advantage with half an hour remaining.
The only downside to the afternoon was a red card shown to Antony Kay after the final whistle following a coming together with striker Robbie Simpson.
Cody McDonald and Danny Kedwell both scored inside the opening half an hour to give the visitors from Kent an early two-goal advantage. An own goal by Kortney Hause reduced the Dons’ deficit prior to half-time, before Will Grigg headed home an equaliser after the re-start.
In the Dons’ most dramatic opening-day fixture by far, Karl Robinson’s men fought back from two early goals to secure a thrilling victory over the Gills.
2 MK Dons 4-2 Gillingham, 2014/15
Winger Rob Hall opened the scoring but Matt Derbyshire equalised in the 13th minute. An own goal and a finish from Dean Bowditch then saw the Dons build up a comfortable advantage before Carl Baker capped off a terrific opening day display in the second half by scoring a fantastic fourth goal.
MK Dons shone in their first-ever Championship fixture, thrashing Rotherham at their AESSEAL New York Stadium.
1 Rotherham United 1-4 MK Dons, 2015/16
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