By The MKDSA Media Team
Cheltenham 0 The Dons 0
Cheltenham and MK Dons played out an uneventful draw devoid of goalscoring chances as both sides
looked for the points to claw their way from the foot of the table. The Dons were the busier and wasted several good chances in Dean Lewingtons 900th career appearance.
The highlight of a cagey opening period in League One was a fine diving save from Dons on-loan
goalkeeper Jamie Cumming to keep out James Olayinka’s deflected shot in the 39th minute.
At the other end, on-loan Robins goalkeeper Luke Southwood made a comfortable save from Bradley Johnson early on, while Liam Sercombe fired wide for the hosts.
Johnson thumped another effort wide three minutes into the second half and Lewis Freestone made a vital challenge on Louie Barry in the box as Cheltenham put in some great last ditch tackles and blocks.
Jamie Cumming pulled a remarkable one handed reflex save as a shot bound for his left, he quickly adjusted his feet and turned the heavily deflected ball over for a corner.
Cheltenham substitute Christian Norton smashed an effort over the crossbar after rounding Zak Jules before Ben Williams volleyed high, after from Sean Long’s cross from the right as Cheltenham grew hopeful in snatching a win.
Ex-Robins favourite Mo Eisa making his second sub appearance of the season reminded Dons supporters what they’d been missing forcing keeper Southwood into a one-handed stop in the final seconds of the contest with a fierce snap shot across the face of goal.
And after claiming midweek league wins, both teams had to be content with a point from this bottom half scrap.
Attention now switches to the FA Cup with The Dons due to host non-league Taunton Town in the first round proper on November 5th, expect some fireworks.