Bamford helps Dons to victory
Last Updated: 14/09/13 6:50pm
Patrick Bamford: One goal, one assist
Patrick Bamford scored one goal and made another as MK Dons heaped more misery on Notts County with a 3-1 win at stadium:mk.
The on-loan Chelsea striker set up Luke Chadwick's opener and then sealed the win himself in the 90th minute after Shaun Williams had netted a brilliant free-kick, while Callum McGregor replied for the winless Magpies.
Chadwick handed the Dons a dream start after just five minutes when he neatly swept home Bamford's cut-back for his first goal of the season.
Marcus Haber almost levelled for County on his debut but his powerful header was acrobatically clawed away at the second attempt by goalkeeper David Martin.
But the Dons were firmly in charge and Williams curled a fine 25-yard free-kick into the top corner of the net to double their lead after 37 minutes, while Bartosz Bialkowski denied Bamford in a one-on-one situation and Stephen Gleeson saw a header hit the post.
County improved after the break and McGregor handed them a lifeline when he raced clear to slot the ball past Martin in the 76th minute.
However, it was the Dons who finished the strongest and substitute Izale McLeod missed two late chances before Bamford rammed in a loose ball at the death for his sixth goal of the season.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 14th Sep
Bradford2 - 2Colchester
Bristol C0 - 3Peterboro
Carlisle1 - 0Sheff Utd
Crawley1 - 1Shrewsbury
Crewe0 - 3Walsall
Leyton Or3 - 2Port Vale
MK Dons3 - 1Notts Co
Preston3 - 0Stevenage
Rotherham3 - 2Oldham
Tranmere3 - 4Brentford
Wolves3 - 2Swindon
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|2||Milton Keynes Dons||46||91|
|3||Preston North End||46||89|