August 17, 2013
Williams on the spot
A Shaun Williams penalty in the second half ensured Preston and the MK Dons shared the spoils with a 2-2 draw at Deepdale.
Simon Grayson's team opened the scoring on nine minutes when Antony Kay turned the ball into his own net from Chris Humphrey's low cross.
Kevin Davies tried to double the advantage soon after, however the 36-year-old's powerful strike was parried by goalkeeper David Martin.
The former Bolton striker tried his luck once more but nodded Humphrey's cross inches wide of the left-hand post.
Instead Dons' Jason Banton levelled the score in the 31st minute with a stunning long-range strike that flew past Declan Rudd and into the top corner.
But Preston quickly regained their lead with Joe Garner pouncing on a short backpass from Jon Otsemobor and sliding the ball past Martin.
The hosts began the second half in similar high-tempo fashion and Garner flicked the ball on to Davies, who struck his shot wide.
But Karl Robinson's side responded with another equaliser with 27 minutes remaining after Humphrey conceded a penalty and Williams slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
|Preston North End||Milton Keynes Dons|
|23 Declan Rudd||1 David Martin|
|16 David Buchanan||24 Antony Kay|
|5 Tom Clarke||2 Jon Otsemobor|
|4 Paul Huntington||6 Steven Williams|
|6 Bailey Wright||5 Lee Hodson|
|19 John Welsh||8 Darren Potter|
|11 Lee Holmes||7 Stephen Gleeson|
|2 Keith Keane||18 George Baldock|
|7 Chris Humphrey||21 Jason Banton|
|9 Kevin Davies||14 Bamidele Alli|
|14 Joe Garner||15 Patrick Bamford|
|1 Thorsten Stuckmann||Ian McLoughlin 16|
|3 Scott Laird||Ben Reeves 12|
|8 Nicky Wroe||Tom Flanagan 4|
|21 John Mousinho||Luke Chadwick 10|
|17 Jeffrey Monakana||Samir Carruthers 22|
|27 Iain Hume||Alan Smith 11|
|10 Stuart Beavon||Izale McLeod 13|
|Nicky Wroe for John Welsh (67)||Luke Chadwick for Bamidele Alli (56)|
|Jeffrey Monakana for Chris Humphrey (68)||Izale McLeod for Jason Banton (56)|
|Stuart Beavon for Joe Garner (77)||Samir Carruthers for George Baldock (56)|
|Stephen Gleeson (73)|
|· Squads: Preston North End | Milton Keynes Dons|