Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Bury: Report
Published : 21 Feb 2012 22:31:23
Bowditch at the double for Dons
Dean Bowditch scored twice as promotion-chasing MK Dons came from behind to beat 10-man Bury 2-1 and record their second win in four days.
David Amoo's cool finish had put the Shakers ahead early on at stadiummk before Bowditch levelled with a close-range header.
Shakers midfielder Giles Coke then saw red for a second bookable offence a minute before half-time and Bowditch slotted the Dons' winner soon afterwards from the penalty spot.
Amoo put Bury ahead from a quick counter-attack in the 10th minute, racing clear on to Steven Schumacher's defence-splitting pass to coolly round David Martin and slot home.
But Bowditch equalised for the Dons 10 minutes later when he stooped to nod in from close range after Daniel Powell's cross had been flicked on by Charlie MacDonald.
MacDonald then fired against a post from an acute angle before Coke - who had been booked early on for a rash tackle - was given his marching orders for hauling back Powell.
Bowditch made the Dons' numerical advantage count just a minute later, sending Cameron Belford the wrong way from the penalty spot after the `keeper had tripped MacDonald in the box.
The Dons controlled the second half but Mark Hughes almost snatched an unlikely point for the Shakers at the death when he volleyed tamely at Martin from close range.
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