September 18, 2012
Supersub O'Shea rescues Dons
MK Dons substitute Jay O'Shea stepped off the bench to rescue a point for Karl Robinson's side against high-flying Notts County.
O'Shea curled home an exquisite 68th-minute strike to cancel out Neal Bishop's long-range opener for County, but the Dons' 100% home record came to an end.
County bossed the first half and Jamal Campbell-Ryce had a shot well-saved by David Martin before Bishop put the visitors ahead after 25 minutes, smashing a swerving 25-yard drive into the bottom corner.
Martin then superbly pushed wide a curling free-kick from Alan Judge as the Dons struggled to contain a rampant County in the first period.
The home side improved after the break and substitute O'Shea equalised after 68 minutes, curling a neat finish past Bartosz Bialkowski from the edge of the box.
Shaun Williams also had a rasping 25-yard drive tipped over the crossbar by Bialkowski, but despite late pressure, the Dons were unable to force a winning goal.
|Milton Keynes Dons||Notts County|
|1 David Martin||1 Bartosz Bialkowski|
|24 Antony Kay||27 Carl Regan|
|2 Jon Otsemobor||6 Dean Leacock|
|3 Dean Lewington||8 Gary Liddle|
|5 Gary MacKenzie||2 Julian Kelly|
|8 Darren Potter||20 Jamal Campbell-Ryce|
|6 Shaun Williams||4 Neal Bishop|
|7 Stephen Gleeson||10 Alan Judge|
|17 Daniel Powell||16 Joss Labadie|
|10 Charlie MacDonald||13 Francois Zoko|
|26 Luke Chadwick||15 Yoann Arquin|
|16 Ian McLoughlin||Fabian Speiss 23|
|12 Adam Chicksen||Hayden Hollis 26|
|13 Jimmy Bullard||Jake Wholey 24|
|11 Alan Smith||Jeff Hughes 11|
|23 James O'Shea||Hamza Bencherif 18|
|14 Ryan Lowe||Lee Hughes 19|
|9 Dean Bowditch||Enoch Showunmi 9|
|James O'Shea for Antony Kay (54)||Jeff Hughes for Jamal Campbell-Ryce (64)|
|Ryan Lowe for Luke Chadwick (63)||Lee Hughes for Francois Zoko (77)|
|Alan Smith for Charlie MacDonald (82)||Enoch Showunmi for Yoann Arquin (86)|
|Dean Lewington (44)||Joss Labadie (75)|
|Darren Potter (73)|
|Jon Otsemobor (56)|
|· Squads: Milton Keynes Dons | Notts County|