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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
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1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16