Lowe point for 10-man Dons
Last Updated: February 2, 2013 6:41pm
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.
npower League 1
Sat 2nd Feb
Bury2 - 0Doncaster
Crewe1 - 0Scunthorpe
MK Dons0 - 3Bournemth
Stevenage0 - 1Leyton Or
Walsall3 - 1Oldham
Portsmouth2 - 3Colchester
Hartlepool2 - 1Notts Co
Yeovil3 - 0Brentford
Tranmere0 - 1Carlisle
Preston1 - 2Shrewsbury
Crawley1 - 1Swindon
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|14||Preston North End||46||59|