November 20, 2012
Last-gasp Bowditch rescues Dons
Dean Bowditch volleyed a stoppage-time equaliser to resuce a point for high-flying MK Dons from an exciting 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury.
The Dons were in danger of sliding to a surprise defeat when Bowditch took aim from the edge of the penalty area to smash a volley past goalkeeper Chris Weale.
It was cruel on Shrewsbury, who were seconds away from claiming a notable scalp to boost their fight against escaping the relegation zone.
Bowditch was earlier the provider as the Dons moved ahead on the stroke of half-time. He broke with pace down the right and crossed for Angelo Balanta to fire home from 12 yards into the bottom corner of the net.
Shrewsbury produced a tremendous response in the second half to take the lead. Luke Rodgers, on loan from Portsmouth, grabbed the equaliser in the 64th minute after Marvin Morgan rounded goalkeeper David Martin before unselfishly setting up his strike partner.
Then winger Mark Wright completed the turnaround eight minutes later when he bent a fine shot in off the far post against one of his former clubs. But Dons kept going and Bowditch earned them some reward.
|Shrewsbury Town||Milton Keynes Dons|
|1 Chris Weale||1 David Martin|
|5 Darren Jones||24 Antony Kay|
|28 Julian Bennett||2 Jon Otsemobor|
|3 Joe Jacobson||3 Dean Lewington|
|2 Jermaine Grandison||11 Alan Smith|
|7 Mark Wright||26 Luke Chadwick|
|11 John Taylor||8 Darren Potter|
|8 Matthew Richards||6 Shaun Williams|
|4 Luke Summerfield||7 Stephen Gleeson|
|29 Luke Rodgers||9 Dean Bowditch|
|10 Marvin Morgan||29 Angelo Balanta|
|25 Joe Anyon||Ian McLoughlin 16|
|18 Connor Goldson||Mathias Doumbe 4|
|6 Robert Purdie||Adam Chicksen 12|
|14 Asa Hall||Daniel Powell 17|
|20 Aaron Wildig||Ryan Lowe 14|
|26 Jeremy Helan||Charlie MacDonald 10|
|16 Ryan Doble||Ibrahim Sekajja 28|
|Adam Chicksen for Dean Lewington (58)|
|Daniel Powell for Angelo Balanta (58)|
|Charlie MacDonald for Luke Chadwick (74)|
|Alan Smith (83)|
|Charlie MacDonald (85)|
|· Squads: Shrewsbury Town | Milton Keynes Dons|