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Classic encounters: MK Dons

23 November 2020


Classic encounters: MK Dons

23 November 2020

Re-live classic encounters between Shrewsbury Town and MK Dons!

Town are back on the road on Tuesday night as Salop take on MK Dons in Sky Bet League One at Stadium MK.

Take a look back at previous meetings between the two sides as they prepare for their 17th meeting with one another.

League Two Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg, National Hockey Stadium, Friday 18 May 2007: MK Dons 1-2 Shrewsbury Town.

Shrewsbury substitute Andy Cooke scored twice as his team sealed a place in the League Two play-off final at Wembley.

Cooke scored from eight yards to put the Shrews ahead before Keith Andrews bundled home an equaliser for MK Dons but Cooke's brilliant finish with the outside of his right foot 92 seconds later restored the Shrews' lead.

The Shrews eventually enjoyed a spell of possession and started to threaten, although Kelvin Langmead could not direct his header on target after meeting a teasing free-kick. Leo Fortune-West then seemed certain to convert a cross but was denied by a superb finger-tip clearance from Ademole Bankole.

A long punt forward from Bankole caught out the Shrews defence early in the second half, with Izale McLeod latching on to the ball and closing in on goal only to direct his effort wide under pressure from the advancing Scott Shearer but Cooke, on for Fortune-West at the break, broke the deadlock after 58 minutes with his first-time finish.

Gareth Edds's deflected shot hit the post but the Shrews held on for a 2-1 aggregate victory and will meet Bristol Rovers in the final on 26 May.

MK Dons: Bankole, Edds, O'Hanlon, Diallo, Lewington (Knight 80), Stirling, Andrews, Blizzard (Taylor 90), Hayes (Dyer 67), Platt, McLeod.

Subs Not Used: Harper, Watts.

Shrewsbury: Shearer, Hall, Hope, Langmead, Ashton, Tierney, Davies, Drummond, Luke Jones, Fortune-West (Cooke 45), Symes (Burton 90).

Subs Not Used: Asamoah, MacKenzie, Humphrey.

Att: 8,212

League One, Stadium MK, Tuesday, 12 March 2013: MK Dons 2-3 Shrewsbury Town.

Town’s Tom Eaves struck twice in the opening 20 minutes and Dons’ striker Ryan Lowe was also at the double to square the game in the 47th minute but Shrewsbury came away with all three points after an own goal from Antony Kay in the 67th minute, gifting the Shrews their first win in four games.

Shrewsbury raced into a shock 2-0 lead inside the first 19 minutes as Eaves shrugged off Shaun Williams to drill in the opener before neatly curling in his second of the game from the edge of the box but Lowe pulled a goal back for the Dons in the 27th minute, bundling in the ball from close range after Kay had flicked on Dean Bowditch’s corner at the near post.

Lowe equalised for the Dons two minutes after the break when he headed in Williams’ inswinging free-kick at the far post. Izale Mcleod then blazed a good chance wide for the home side before Kay volleyed Matt Richards’ hopeful long pass past his own keeper Ian McLoughlin to gift Shrewsbury the lead.

The Dons piled forward in the dying minutes but Shrews keeper Chris Weale superbly denied Bowditch and substitute Alan Smith to condemn the hosts to a first defeat in seven games.

MK Dons: Ian McLoughlin, Dean Lewington, Mathias Doumbe (Gleeson 32’), Adam Chicksen, Antony Kay, Shaun Williams, Chris Lines (Smith 82’), Darren Potter, Dean Bowditch, Ryan Lowe, Izale Mcleod (Bamford 53’).

Unused subs: George Baldock, Tom Flanagan, Jon Otsemobor.

Shrewsbury: Chris Weale, Cameron Gayle, Yado Mambo, Darren Jones, Matt Richards, Joe Jacobson, David McAllister, Luke Summerfield, Jon Taylor (Parry 87’), Tom Eaves (Porter 90’), Marvin Morgan (Purdie 76’).

Unused subs: Connor Goldson, Stephen McGinn, Joe Anyon, Luke Rodgers.

Att: 6,662


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