Stevenage and the MK Dons must try again after a disappointing goalless draw at Broadhall Way.
Chances were at a premium as both sides lacked a cutting edge in a tepid FA Cup tie.
A disappointing first half presented few clear-cut chances.
Early on Stevenage's Stacy Long tried a shot from just inside the box, but David Martin saved well at his near post.
The Dons responded with Peter Leven striking a shot just over the crossbar, but that came just a minute after Long had again been denied by a smart Martin save.
Shortly before the interval Stevenage almost went in front when Ben May rose well, but planted a powerful header narrowly wide.
The Dons opened the second half brightly and Angelo Balanta went close with a low drive.
At the other end Yemi Odubade brought a decent save out of Martin.
Late on Jemal Johnson fired inches wide for the Dons, but goalless it remained.