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Memorable FA Cup moments

8 January 2016

The Dons begin their 2015/16 FA Cup campaign on Saturday, so mkdons.com has taken a look at some of the standout moments from past competitions.

Bamford signs-off in style – Third Round, 2013/14
In his final game before returning to parent club Chelsea, loanee Patrick Bamford netted a late equaliser to earn the Dons a replay against Wigan Athletic.

Bamford finished from close-range to tally his 21st goal for the club, securing a 3-3 on a memorable afternoon at the DW Stadium – the Dons trailed by two goals at one stage and also missed a penalty.



Izale McLeod (2) and Shaun Williams were the Dons’ other scorers on the day.

Galloway, then 16, rounded Halifax keeper Matt Glennon to seal the win for Karl Robinson’s men and bag his first goal in professional football.

. mkstadium Brendan Galloway scored his first senior goal in the Dons’ 4-1 victory over Halifax Town at
Galloway’s first goal – First Round, 2013/14



Alli, now of Tottenham Hotspur and England, netted the penultimate goal in a convincing triumph from the men from MK1 - Shaun Williams (2), Jay O’Shea, Dean Bowditch and Adam Chicksen were the other players on the scoresheet.

. mkstadium A 16-year-old Dele Alli opened his professional account in style with a 30-yard screamer in a 6-1 triumph over Cambridge City at
Alli scores a screamer as Dons hit six – First Round, 2012/13

However, Jon Otsemobor's goal – dubbed the ‘Heel of God’ by supporters – looped over goalkeeper Neil Sullivan's head to secure a memorable victory.

Stephen Gleeson's superb strike broke the deadlock for Karl Robinson’s men but the visitors  levelled when Jack Midson headed in a rare attack.

Jon Otsemobor’s cheeky back-heeled finish in injury time saw the Dons beat AFC Wimbledon in the first-ever meeting between the two sides.
Heel of God – Second round, 2012/13



Lowe then set up Harley for a third goal and Darren Potter rifled in a fourth to put the Dons out of sight.

The League 1 Dons went ahead when Armand Traore sliced into his own net from a corner after four minutes before Ryan Lowe latched on to a long pass to double the lead.

The Dons thrashed Premier League side Queens Park Rangers in arguably their greatest FA Cup victory to-date.
Dons rock the R’s – Third Round, 2012/13



Dean Bowditch (2), Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Daniel Powell and Jay O’Shea also scored.

Williams, who would later go on to become a Wales international, rounded Jonny Brain and finished in front of the Cowshed to seal a 6-0 triumph – the biggest margin of victory for the Dons in an FA Cup tie.

George Williams wrote his name into the Dons’ record books by becoming the Club’s youngest-ever goalscorer with a 90th minute finish against Nantwich Town.
George becomes Dons’ youngest goalscorer – First Round, 2011/12



The men from MK1 then had a Jabo Ibehre effort ruled out for offside and a penalty shout for handball wrongly turned away before Heidar Helguson rescued a late draw for the Superhoops.

Dean Bowditch put the Dons ahead with a cool finish from Shaun William’s cross.

. mkstadium A season before beating them, the Dons held Premier League QPR to a 1-1 draw in front of 19,506 fans at
Dons deny Premier League outfit – Third Round, 2011/12



However, close-range finishes from Baldock and Martin Devaney pulled the Dons level before Jermaine Easter headed in a dramatic late winner.

Exeter led 3-1 after Barry Corr’s brace and a goal from Adam Stansfield cancelled out Sam Baldock’s opener.

. mkstadium The Dons scored three goals in the final 20 minutes to come-from-behind and beat Exeter City at
Sensational FA Cup fight-back – Second Round, 2009/10

The Dons, though, thought they’d secured a draw thanks to late goals from Nicky Rizzo and Gareth Edds but Darren Kenton scored a late winner for the Premier League hosts.

David Prutton, Nigel Quashie and future England international Theo Walcott had the hosts ahead by two goals heading into the final 24 minutes.

Danny Wilson’s Dons came mightily close to an FA Cup upset, after pulling themselves back from 3-1 down only to lose it late on.
Superb Dons impress at St Mary’s – Third Round, 2005/06

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