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Stadium:mk (ATT 7,408) 11th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

MK Dons 3

D Alli (4)
C Long (21)
D Bowditch (75)

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Shrewsbury 2

R Woods (7)
J Jacobson (86)

Bowditch ices Dons' cake

Last Updated: 11/01/14 6:30pm

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Chris Long: Scored on debut

Chris Long: Scored on debut

Chris Long scored on his debut as MK Dons beat Shrewsbury 3-2 at Stadium:mk to move within four points of the play-off places.

The contest was an open one right from the off with the most heart-warming moment of the day unquestionably Dean Bowditch's goal on his comeback from long-term injury.

MK Dons got off to a flyer as Dele Alli got in front of the hesitant Chris Weale to nod in Stephen Gleeson's deep cross in the third minute.

However, Shrewsbury swiftly responded when Sidney Schmeltz played in Aaron Wildig down the right and Ryan Woods was able to bundle in the ball across for his first senior goal.

The Dons regained the lead after 21 minutes when Weale made a great save from Dean Lewington's header, only for Long to squeeze in the rebound.

Bowditch, four minutes into his first appearance of the season, then bent in a superb shot into the far corner before Joe Jacobson's well-taken goal with four minutes remaining gave the Shrews late hope.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12