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Paul Murray booked.
Stephen Gleeson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Gary Liddle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.
Unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Dean Bowditch results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Jabo Ibehre scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Milton Keynes Dons 2-2 Hartlepool.The assist for the goal came from Shaun Williams.
Jay O'shea is brought on as a substitute for Adam Chicksen.
James Poole scores a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Hartlepool.
Paul Murray challenges Stephen Gleeson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary MacKenzie takes the direct free kick.
Colin Nish leaves the field to be replaced by James Poole.
Outswinging corner taken by Angelo Balanta, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.
The official flags Colin Nish offside. Shaun Williams takes the free kick.
Foul by Andy Monkhouse on Dean Bowditch, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie.
Effort on goal by Dean Bowditch from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Short corner taken by Angelo Balanta.
Jabo Ibehre joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Chadwick. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Shaun Williams.
Corner taken by Angelo Balanta, clearance made by Neil Austin.
Foul by Adam Chicksen on Andy Monkhouse, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Monkhouse from left wing, clearance made by Gary MacKenzie.
Stephen Gleeson delivers the ball.
Short corner worked by Angelo Balanta.
Foul by Nathan Luscombe on Dean Lewington, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.
Dean Bowditch on for Daniel Powell.
Paul Murray replaces Adam Boyd.
Sam Baldock takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Scott Flinders.
Nathan Luscombe on for Nolberto Solano.
Darren Potter fouled by Neil Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Baldock produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Effort on goal by Angelo Balanta from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Luke Chadwick finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Hartlepool.
The official flags Adam Boyd offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Martin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chicksen on Evan Horwood. Free kick crossed by Nolberto Solano, Angelo Balanta manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Angelo Balanta results in a free kick. Angelo Balanta is booked. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
Effort from the edge of the box by Stephen Gleeson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta from the right by-line, clearance made by Peter Hartley.
Luke Chadwick takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta, clearance by Evan Horwood.
Andy Monkhouse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie. Gary MacKenzie restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Angelo Balanta from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Dean Lewington misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Adam Boyd by Daniel Powell results in a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line played to the near post, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Angelo Balanta from the left by-line, save by Scott Flinders.
The official flags Angelo Balanta offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.
Shot on goal by Sam Baldock from just inside the area goes over the target.
Adam Boyd finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Hartlepool.The assist for the goal came from Andy Monkhouse.
Stephen Gleeson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse. Nolberto Solano restarts play with the free kick.
Luke Chadwick has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Scott Flinders makes a save.
Corner taken left-footed by Shaun Williams, save by Scott Flinders.
Angelo Balanta takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Monkhouse.
The offside flag is raised against Sam Baldock. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta from the left by-line to the near post.
Daniel Powell has an effort at goal. Neil Austin gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Baldock on Peter Hartley. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
Shaun Williams takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Sam Baldock. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Kouo-Doumbe missing for Dons
Mathias Kouo-Doumbe will be absent for MK Dons when they kick off their League One campaign at home to Hartlepool.
Doumbe has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage during pre-season.
His absence has left manager Karl Robinson with a difficult decision of whether to put his faith in youth with Tom Flanagan or risk Shaun Williams in a weaker position as Gary MacKenzie's central defensive partner.
New signings Ian McLoughlin, Dean Bowditch, Darren Potter, Shaun Williams and Jay O'Shea will all be looking to make their first-team debuts.
Popular winger Angelo Balanta, on loan at stadium:mk last season, has returned from QPR for another stint with Robinson's side.
Hartlepool will be without strike pair James Brown and Colin Larkin.
Brown has been struggling with an ankle injury throughout pre-season and missed Ritchie Humphreys' testimonial against Sunderland on Tuesday.
Larkin has been sidelined since twisting his ankle in the recent friendly defeat at York.
Midfielder Paul Murray has also been used sparingly during pre-season due to a calf strain, but played the last 23 minutes for Pools against Sunderland and came through unscathed.
Pools manager Mick Wadsworth has no other injury scares, with his starting line-up expected to be similar to the one that kicked off against the Black Cats.
Summer signings Nolberto Solano, Colin Nish, James Poole, Nathan Luscombe and Jack Baldwin all featured at some stage against Sunderland and are in contention for their competitive debuts.M
Ibehre late show earns draw for Dons
Jabo Ibehre`s last-gasp strike rescued a 2-2 draw for MK Dons in an entertaining opening-day clash with Hartlepool.
James Poole looked to have secured three points for the visitors with five minutes remaining after Luke Chadwick had cancelled out Adam Boyd's opener, but there was to be another twist in the tale.
The Dons started brightly, with Daniel Powell hitting the crossbar via a deflection off Evan Horwood.
But Hartlepool weathered the early storm to take the lead in the 20th minute. Andy Monkhouse slipped the ball between two defenders to set Horwood clear and the full-back picked out Boyd to head home.
Colin Nish should have done better with a close-range header while Scott Flinders did well to keep out a Chadwick drive.
MK Dons grabbed an equaliser in the 53rd minute when the Hartlepool defence stood off Chadwick and he drilled home in style.
Angelo Balanta clipped the crossbar with a shot from distance and substitute Dean Bowditch curled an effort wide as the home side looked good for a second.
But it was the visitors who went ahead again late on, Poole picking up the ball 35 yards from goal and bundling his way past two defenders before slotting home.
There was still time for an equaliser, though, as Ibehre diverted a shot into the bottom corner.
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