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Stadium:MK (ATT 7,384) 12th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: F Graham

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Bury Bury

MK Dons 1

D Bowditch (15)

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Bury 1

S Schumacher (66)

Dons held by battling Shakers

Last Updated: 12/01/13 7:07pm

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Schumacher: Memorable equaliser

Schumacher: Memorable equaliser

A Steven Schumacher equaliser helped Bury secure their first point in three games as they battled to a 1-1 draw at MK Dons.

The Shakers skipper hooked in a fine half-volley in the 66th minute to cancel out Dean Bowditch's early opener for the Dons, whose winless run at home stretched to three games.

Milton Keynes dominated the first half and Bowditch put them ahead after a quarter of an hour when he cut inside from the left and curled a low right-foot shot past Trevor Carson for his eighth goal of the season.

Efe Sodje came closest for Bury in the first half with a looping header that was pushed over the crossbar by David Martin before Izale McLeod, making his second Dons debut, saw his fierce deflected strike loop against the post.

McLeod then missed a good opportunity to double the Dons' lead shortly after the break when he blazed wide when well-placed before Schumacher equalised for the Shakers, hooking a bouncing ball over his shoulder and past Martin from 15 yards.

Both sides wasted chances to win it in a frantic finale, with McLeod missing his kick from six yards and Shakers striker Lenell John-Lewis firing wide when one-on-one with Martin.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24