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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 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15