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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40