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Brunton Park (ATT 4,919) 3rd September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Clattenburg

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Carlisle 1

L Miller (52)

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MK Dons 3

C MacDonald (45+1)
D Bowditch (47)
D Lewington (62)

Dons' dream start goes on

Last Updated: 03/09/11 5:57pm

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Lewington (centre): Fired in the third for MK Dons

Lewington (centre): Fired in the third for MK Dons

MK Dons kept their unbeaten run going in style with a 3-1 League One victory at Carlisle United on Saturday.

Charlie MacDonald put them ahead on the stroke of half-time, Dean Bowditch added a second after the break and although Lee Miller scored on his home debut for Carlisle, Dean Lewington wrapped up the victory.

Early on Bowditch missed a couple of half-chances while ex-Middlesbrough striker Miller tested David Martin with a fierce drive at the near post.

However, it was the Dons who grabbed the lead in first-half injury time. Darren Potter floated a pinpoint cross in from the right and found MacDonald unmarked six yards out to lob the ball past the stranded Adam Collin.

Within two minutes of the restart Dons made it 2-0 with a sweeping move in which Adam Smith and Stephen Gleeson combined down the right. Gleeson's cross gave Bowditch a simple finish at the far post.

Carlisle badly needed some inspiration and it came in the 52nd minute when Andy Welch won a free-kick just outside the area and Miller leapt highest in a crowded penalty box to head home James Berrett's cross.

But the Dons once again exposed the frailties in the home defence in the 62nd minute when MacDonald's clever lay off inside the box enabled Lewington to come bursting through and rifle a first time shot low past Collins.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19