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Stadium:MK (ATT 9,233) 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Mathieson

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Bournemouth B'mouth

MK Dons 0

R Lowe (S/O 44)

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B'mouth 3

L Grabban (9)
M Pugh (45+4)
H Arter (84)

Lowe point for 10-man Dons

Last Updated: 02/02/13 6:41pm

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Ryan Lowe: Saw red for a challenge on Tommy Elphick

Ryan Lowe: Saw red for a challenge on Tommy Elphick

Ryan Lowe was sent off as 10-man MK Dons' faltering promotion bid was dented further with a 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth.

Goals from Lewis Grabban and Marc Pugh, either side of Lowe's red card for a reckless lunge, plus Harry Arter's late stunner handed the Cherries their third straight win and condemned the Dons to a fourth defeat in six games.

Bournemouth were the better side from the start and Grabban put them ahead after nine minutes when he intercepted Jon Otsemobor's weak back-pass and rounded goalkeeper David Martin to slot the ball home.

Lowe was shown a straight red card in the 45th minute for a challenge on Tommy Elphick after the pair had squared up minutes earlier.

Pugh doubled the Cherries' lead in first-half stoppage time, firing a rebound high into the net after Martin had saved Grabban's low strike.

The Dons showed plenty of spirit after the break and Shaun Williams curled a long-range shot against the post.

But Bournemouth were always in charge and Grabban was denied in one-on-one by Martin before Arter lashed a stunning 25-yard drive into the top corner to seal the visitors' win six minutes from the end.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 38 52
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33