By Alfie Marlborough
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The Dons were wasteful in front of goal and were consequently made to pay by a clinical Exeter City who returned to Devon with all the points.
The visitors started quickly and had the first chance of the game through Jevani Brown. The ex-dons academy player received the ball just outside the box and curled an effort which ended up just wide.
The Dons had a massive opportunity to go ahead just before the twentieth minute through Eisa. Dawson Devoy played an excellent ball into Eisa who had just the goalkeeper to beat but put his shot wide.
Dan Harvie was next to have a chance on goal after a nice bit of skill to beat his man and some good link-up play with debutant Sullay KaiKai. The full-back received the ball on the left hand-side before playing a one-two with KaiKai – the defender then skipped past the Exeter player before driving forwards. His effort was dragged wide.
Exeter took the lead ten minutes before the interval from the spot after Zak Jules needlessly brought down former don Sam Nombe. Jevani Brown stepped up and sent Cumming the wrong way to give the visitors the lead going into the break.
HALF-TIME: MKD 0-1 EXE
The Dons were given a chance from a free-kick just ten minutes into the second half when Eisa was fouled by an Exeter defender. Eisa was the one to take but saw his effort fly over into the cowshed leaving the keeper untroubled.
The visitors doubled their lead midway through the second-half through Jevani Brown who grabbed his second of the afternoon. Paris Maghoma was pushed off the ball by the Exeter play who then attempted to play a pass which deflected off the knee of Devoy and into the path of Brown who fired past Cumming to put the game to bed.
Eisa had another brilliant opportunity to halve the deficit when he picked up the ball and was through on goal yet again but placed his effort over the bar despite only having the keeper to beat. In the closing stages of the game, Mo Eisa missed another chance in front of goal to get the Dons back in the game when McEachran laid the ball off to Eisa who somehow placed his shot wide.
FULL- TIME: MKD 0-2 EXE
Another dismal display in front of goal for the Dons who just can’t seem to get the ball in the back of the net no matter what. With that said, the overall performance was strong and dominant from the Dons – especially in the first-half.