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  • Date:21 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:stadium:mk
  • Attendance:6,405
  • Bowditch (19)
    Bowditch - pen (45)
  • Amoo (9)

Live Commentary

92:36 +2.36

Shaun Williams fouled by Lenell John-Lewis, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by David Martin.


Foul by Lenell John-Lewis on James Tavernier, free kick awarded. Luke Chadwick is brought on as a substitute for Dean Bowditch. Shaun Williams takes the direct free kick.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Shaun Williams, Lenell John-Lewis makes a clearance.


Dean Bowditch decides to take the corner short.


Mathias Doumbe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.


Shot from just outside the area by James O'Shea misses to the right of the target.


Max Harrop replaces Steven Schumacher.


James O'Shea takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save.


James O'Shea joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Powell.


David Worrall is caught offside. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.


Effort on goal by Dean Lewington from 20 yards. Save by Cameron Belford.


(Bury) makes a substitution, with Ashley Eastham coming on for Phil Picken.


Corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Steven Schumacher.


Effort on goal by Darren Potter from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.


Shaun Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Lenell John-Lewis. Free kick taken by Lenell John-Lewis.


Shot by Dean Bowditch from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.


Mark Carrington fouled by Alan Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hughes.


David Worrall replaces Peter Sweeney.

46:42 +1.42

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Smith by Cameron Belford. Penalty taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch and scored. Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Bury.Assist on the goal came from Alan Smith.


Corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, clearance made by Darren Potter.


Jabo Ibehre on for Stephen Gleeson.


Giles Coke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathias Doumbe. Giles Coke is sent off by the referee. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.


Corner taken left-footed by Mark Carrington, clearance by Alan Smith.


Outswinging corner taken by Darren Potter.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Dean Lewington. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.


Corner taken left-footed by Shaun Williams from the right by-line, Alan Smith produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.


Unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch by Efetobore Sodje results in a free kick. Stephen Gleeson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Cameron Belford.


Peter Sweeney goes into the referee's book. The referee cautions Stephen Gleeson for unsporting behaviour.


Unfair challenge on Shaun Williams by Peter Sweeney results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Tavernier.


Steven Schumacher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Williams.


Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Williams, clearance made by Mark Hughes.


Peter Sweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Potter. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.


Dean Bowditch grabs a headed goal from close range. Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Bury.Assist by Charlie MacDonald.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Smith by Efetobore Sodje. Dean Lewington takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Dean Lewington results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Sweeney, James Tavernier makes a clearance.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch, save made by Cameron Belford.


Dean Lewington fouled by David Amoo, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Potter.


A goal is scored by David Amoo from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Bury.Assist on the goal came from Steven Schumacher.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson by Giles Coke. Giles Coke receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.


The referee blows for offside. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.


Shot on goal by Alan Smith from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

Match Preview

Mounting injury worries for Dons MK Dons have mounting injury problems ahead of the visit of Bury. Defender Dean Lewington, midfielder Luke Chadwick and strikers Jabo Ibehre Dean and Dean Bowditch are all nursing knocks following the 5-0 home victory over Oldham. Striker Charlie MacDonald was only fit enough for the bench for that game on Saturday and on-loan midfielder Alan Smith missed out with a knock. Both of those players will also continue to be assessed. One man who is certain not to be involved is Gary MacKenzie. The defender will serve the second game of the four-match suspension for his red card at Charlton. With so many potential absentees, the likes of Adam Chicksen, Tom Flanagan and James O'Shea could be set for recalls. Bury manager Richie Barker has a pair of injury problems to contend with in attack ahead of the rearranged trip to MK Dons. Top scorer Andy Bishop remains a doubt with the ankle injury he first picked up in the 1-1 draw with Chesterfield last week. Lenell John-Lewis will also be assessed before the contest after picking up an ankle knock of his own during Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Exeter. As a result, Barker is expected to give a debut to striker Lateef Elford-Alliyu, who joined on a youth loan from West Brom until the end of the season on Monday. Bury are without a win in four matches, recording two draws and as many defeats since overcoming Yeovil 3-2 last month. The Shakers last won away from home at Scunthorpe on Boxing Day.

Formation:4411Manager: Karl Robinson

Milton Keynes Dons

Formation: 442Manager: Richie Barker


  • David Martin
  • James Tavernier
  • Mathias Doumbe
  • Shaun Williams
  • Dean Lewington
  • Daniel Powell
  • Stephen Gleeson
  • Darren Potter
  • Dean Bowditch
  • Alan Smith
  • Charlie MacDonald
  • SUBS
  • Ian McLoughlin
  • Adam Chicksen
  • Jabo Ibehre
  • James O'Shea
  • Luke Chadwick



Match Report

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.

Form Guide

  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • VS
  • Bury

Last Meetings

  • Bury
  • 0 - 0
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • 24/09/2011
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • 0 - 1
  • Bury
  • 26/02/1980
  • Bury
  • 1 - 2
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • 29/09/1979

Top Scorers

Milton Keynes Dons

  • C MacDonald 7
  • D Bowditch 7
  • J Ibehre 6
  • S Gleeson 4
  • D Lewington 3
  • D Powell 3
  • T Flanagan 3
  • L Chadwick 2
  • M Doumbe 2
  • D Potter 1
  • G MacKenzie 1
  • S Williams 1
  • J O'Shea 1


  • A Bishop 7
  • P Sweeney 4
  • L John-Lewis 4
  • S Schumacher 3
  • D Amoo 3
  • G Coke 2
  • E Sodje 1
  • J Skarz 1
  • A Eastham 1


Milton Keynes Dons

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 59
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 39
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins