By Alfie Marlborough
The Dons are defeated yet again – this time by two goals to one in Shropshire against Shrewsbury after another poor showing from a Dons side who are lacking in nearly every department.
Shrewsbury Town; Burgoyne, Leahy, Pennington, Moore, Winchester, Pyle, Bennett, Bayliss, Dunkley, Saydee, Shipley
The Dons; Cumming, Tucker, O’Hora, McEachran, Grigg, Oyegoke, Burns, Harvie, Devoy, Dennis, Jules
The hosts got us underway in sunny Shropshire and had two early opportunities to go in front. The former, was a headed effort that went just over, the Later forced Cumming into a diving save. Both sides had plenty of corners in the first half. One of which for the Salop which had been initially cleared by the Dons but the follow up was rifled home across the face of goal to give the home side the lead after 24 minutes.
Dons did have the ball in the back of the net through Grigg who tapped home but Dan Harvie was ruled to be offside in the build-up. Deep into four minutes stoppage time the hosts doubled their advantage after a mess at the back allowed Jordan Shipley to strike home against Cumming who should have done much better to deny the forward. Shrewsbury went into the break with two goals to their name.
The Dons were given a lifeline after Dawson Devoy’s corner was headed home by Zak Jules to halve the deficit. Any chance of a comeback was put to bed just three minutes following the goal after Dawson Devoy was shown red after flying in with a two-footed challenge on Shipley.
From then on, both teams had their fair share of the ball and were creating opportunities at both sides – three of which fell to Matt Smith who blazed the ball well over in all three attempts.
Overall, another terrible showing by a lacklustre Dons side who looked miles behind the opposition who were nothing special either. Even worse with Devoy now being side-lined for potentially our next three games.
Up next, we play Bristol Rovers at Stadium MK on Tuesday night which is a must win for Manning and his squad.