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Stadium:MK (ATT 7,738) 7th September 2013 - Kick off 12:15 Ref: S Attwell

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Swindon Town Swindon

MK Dons 1

P Bamford (55)

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Swindon 1

A Pritchard (17)
N Byrne (S/O 51)

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Dons hit back to deny Swindon

Last Updated: 07/09/13 2:25pm

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Patrick Bamford: Goal helped MK Dons earn a draw

Patrick Bamford: Goal helped MK Dons earn a draw

Patrick Bamford enhanced his growing reputation with a well-taken equaliser as MK Dons fought back to draw 1-1 with 10-man Swindon on Saturday.

On-loan Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard's stunning first-half opener was cancelled out by Dons striker Bamford, after Nathan Byrne's 51st-minute dismissal for stamping on Shaun Williams.

Swindon carried the greater threat in the first half and Pritchard put them ahead after 17 minutes, curling a brilliant 25-yard free-kick into the top corner after Massimo Luongo had been tripped by Darren Potter.

Dons goalkeeper David Martin had to be alert to deny Ryan Mason, Byrne and most notably Nile Ranger, while Stephen Gleeson fizzed a deflected long-range shot just wide for the hosts.

Swindon were reduced to 10 men six minutes after the break when Byrne maliciously stamped on Williams' foot as the Dons defender cleared the ball.

Bamford equalised for the Dons just four minutes later, racing on to Potter's defence-splitting pass to poke the ball past Wes Foderingham for his fifth goal of the season.

The Dons pressed for a winner in the closing stages, but Danny Green's angled curler was well-saved by Foderingham before substitute George Baldock had an 89th-minute goal controversially ruled out for offside.

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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 24 48
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Bradford City 25 36
7 Sheffield United 24 36
8 Chesterfield 25 35
9 Notts County 25 35
10 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
11 Port Vale 26 35
12 Fleetwood Town 26 34
13 Oldham Athletic 24 34
14 Walsall 26 33
15 Peterborough United 25 31
16 Barnsley 24 29
17 Scunthorpe United 23 29
18 Coventry City 26 29
19 Gillingham 26 28
20 Leyton Orient 25 26
21 Crewe Alexandra 25 26
22 Colchester United 25 24
23 Crawley Town 25 24
24 Yeovil Town 26 24