Dons Make It Two Wins in Trophy

The BOBcat Digital Big Match Report Oxford United 0 MK Dons 1

A clean sheet and a win for the Dons at The Kassam Stadium sees the Dons on the verge of qualification in the EFL Trophy.

Ten changes from Saturday with a debut from Kelly in Goal and first starts for Payne and Tomlinson with Warren O’Hora being the only player to keep his place.

Lewington captained the side as the Dons faced our last manager, but one. MJ returned for his first start in ages as he makes his comeback.

The Dons started brightly, and Conor Grant put himself firmly in his bosses mind as he found himself at the centre of most of what the Dons did well. His touch, pace, and vision were creating a lot of forward motion.

The final third was where it fell down as the Dons had far more of the chances, and the half ended all square.

Callum Tripp replaced MJ in a planned swap, and he slotted into his preferred midfield position. He didn’t look out of place at all, and he made a decent shout to be in Alexander’s future plans.

On 55 minutes, the game got its goal. Jack Payne brought a clumsy tackle out of the home defence and was awarded a penalty, which he drove home himself, his first Dons goal.

The game was fairly even and open without either side overly looking likely to threaten the new scoreboard sny further, and that’s how it ended.

I have four thoughts to leave you with from this game. Both Dean and Leko should have scored with the chances they had in each half. Kelly has one hell of a boot on him, and how the chuff did we get five players booked?

Sutton anyone ?

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