Twenty Years in MK

It’s twenty years ago today that League football was first played in Milton Keynes.

The National Hockey Stadium played host to Burnley on Saturday 27th September 2003.

The game played in front of 5,639 at the converted home of English Hockey kicked off 15 minutes late.

The Dons went two goals inside 37 minutes as Robbie Blakes brace took Burnley into the break 2-0 up.

Stuart Murdoch worked some magic at half time and the Dons hauled themselves back into the game to earn a draw.

The game was turned upside down when David May was red carded on 57 minutes, after his second yellow. The Dons took advantage with two goals in five minutes from Dean Holdsworth (66) and Patrick Ageymang (71).

Despite having Luke Chadwick on their side Burnley had to settle for a point. All in all, it was a very exciting opening game.

The Dons finished bottom of League One with 8 wins, 5 draws and 33 defeats, and just 29 points.

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