Dons' dream start goes on
Last Updated: September 3, 2011 5:57pm
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.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 3rd Sep
Carlisle1 - 3MK Dons
Chesterfld0 - 0Leyton Or
Hartlepool2 - 0Exeter
Notts Co3 - 1Bournemth
Oldham1 - 1Huddersfld
Scunthorpe1 - 1Colchester
Sheff Utd4 - 0Bury
Stevenage4 - 2Rochdale
Tranmere0 - 0Yeovil
Walsall0 - 1Brentford
Sky Bet League 1
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|12||Milton Keynes Dons||18||22|