Leaders MK Dons extended their unbeaten start to the League One season to six games with victory at Carlisle.

Charlie MacDonald headed in Darren Potter's cross for his third goal in three games to put the Dons ahead.

Dean Bowditch tapped in Stephen Gleeson's pass to double the lead before Lee Miller gave Carlisle hope by heading in James Berrett's free-kick.

But Dean Lewington sealed victory by firing past Carlisle keeper Adam Collin after a one-two with MacDonald.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"They looked like a group that were slightly down on themselves and feeling a bit sorry for themselves.

"We have got to regroup quickly and I think as a group and a dressing room everybody has got to help each other to work their way out of a situation like that.

"Some of the players there have waited for things, we seem to wait for things to happen on the pitch, we seem to be second best to certain things."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I am so proud of the fact that we can come and play football in that style. It just shows you how far we have come. But it is still very early days.

"When they (Carlisle) start turning it on, the crowd here are deafening. It is difficult.

"When we select our players, we select them very carefully. They were able to come in and look like they had been here all season and that is the most pleasing thing for me."

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

6 11

Corners

7 5

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:31

Defending throw-in by Adam Chicksen (Milton Keynes Dons).

90:00 +2:10

Defending throw-in by Adam Chicksen (Milton Keynes Dons).

90:00 +2:05

Cross by James Tavernier (Carlisle), resulting in open play.

90:00 +1:51

Defending throw-in by Matthew Robson (Carlisle).

90:00 +1:21

Shot by Anthony McNamee (Milton Keynes Dons) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken short by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

90:00 +0:53

Defending throw-in by Adam Chicksen (Milton Keynes Dons).

90:00 +0:32

Shot by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), save (with feet) by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

89:38

Defending throw-in by James Tavernier (Carlisle).

88:59

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle) on Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

88:39

Attacking throw-in by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle).

87:58

Cross by Stephen O'Halloran (Carlisle), clearance by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

87:04

Attacking throw-in by Matthew Robson (Carlisle). Cross by Matthew Robson (Carlisle), clearance by Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons).

87:04 Substitution

Substitution Milton Keynes Dons substitution: Charlie MacDonald replaced by Anthony McNamee (tactical).

86:42

Cross by Lee Miller (Carlisle), resulting in open play.

86:00

Cross by Matthew Robson (Carlisle), resulting in open play.

85:33

Attacking throw-in by Matthew Robson (Carlisle).

85:33 Substitution

Substitution Milton Keynes Dons substitution: Adam Smith replaced by Adam Chicksen (injury).

84:33

Attacking throw-in by James Tavernier (Carlisle). Cross by Matthew Robson (Carlisle), resulting in open play.

84:33 Booking

Booking Matthew Robson (Carlisle) booked for unsporting behaviour.

84:16

Cross by James Tavernier (Carlisle), blocked by Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons).

83:13

Cross by Matthew Robson (Carlisle), resulting in open play.

82:54

Defending throw-in by James Tavernier (Carlisle).

82:11

Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Collin (Carlisle) from own half, passed.

82:11 Booking

Booking Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) booked for dissent.

82:03

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) on James Tavernier (Carlisle).

81:38

Foul by Craig Curran (Carlisle) on Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

80:43

Handball by Matthew Robson (Carlisle). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

80:33

Cross by Matthew Robson (Carlisle), clearance by Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons).

79:02

Foul by Francois Zoko (Carlisle) on Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

78:25

Foul by Danny Livesey (Carlisle) on Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

77:45

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) to far post, clearance by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons). Cross by James Tavernier (Carlisle), clearance by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons). Attacking throw-in by James Tavernier (Carlisle).

77:19

Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

77:00

Foul by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) on James Berrett (Carlisle). Free kick taken right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) from own half, resulting in open play.

75:46

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

75:46 Booking

Booking Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons) booked for dissent.

74:20

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle) on Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

73:38

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) to centre, clearance by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons). Attacking throw-in by James Tavernier (Carlisle). Cross by James Tavernier (Carlisle), comfortable save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

72:37

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle) on Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

72:17

Attacking throw-in by James Tavernier (Carlisle).

71:53

Attacking throw-in by Francois Zoko (Carlisle).

70:53

Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

70:07

Foul by Stephen O'Halloran (Carlisle) on Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons) from right wing, clearance by Danny Livesey (Carlisle).

69:47

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

68:51

Foul by Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons) on Lee Miller (Carlisle). Free kick crossed right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) from right channel, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

68:28

Shot by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

67:55

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle) on Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.

67:38

Defending throw-in by James Tavernier (Carlisle).

66:37

Cross by Francois Zoko (Carlisle), blocked by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) to far post, resulting in open play. Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

66:15

Cross by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons), comfortable save (caught) by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

64:49

Cross by Matthew Robson (Carlisle), foul by Craig Curran (Carlisle) on Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

63:44

Attacking throw-in by James Tavernier (Carlisle).

63:44 Substitution

Substitution Carlisle substitution: Paul Thirlwell replaced by Liam Noble (tactical).

63:26 Substitution

Substitution Carlisle substitution: Andrew Welsh replaced by Francois Zoko (tactical).

63:15

Shot by Craig Curran (Carlisle) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons).

61:07

Assist (pass) by Charlie MacDonald (Milton Keynes Dons) from centre of penalty area.

61:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Lewington - Carlisle 1 - 3 MK Dons Goal by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Carlisle 1-3 Milton Keynes Dons.

60:45

Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

60:32

Cross by Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Danny Livesey (Carlisle).

60:03

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle) on Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.

59:43

Attacking throw-in by Matthew Robson (Carlisle).

59:08

Shot by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

57:50

Attacking throw-in by James Tavernier (Carlisle).

56:36

Shot by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

56:18

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) on Stephen O'Halloran (Carlisle). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen O'Halloran (Carlisle) from left wing, passed.

55:51

Cross by Andrew Welsh (Carlisle), resulting in open play. Cross by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle), clearance by Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons).

55:33

Cross by Andrew Welsh (Carlisle), clearance by Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons).

55:15

Foul by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) on Andrew Welsh (Carlisle). Free kick taken left-footed by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle) from left channel, passed.

53:00

Attacking throw-in by Matthew Robson (Carlisle).

51:56

Assist (cross) by James Berrett (Carlisle) from left wing.

51:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Miller - Carlisle 1 - 2 MK Dons headed goal by Lee Miller (Carlisle) (high centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Carlisle 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons.

51:30

Foul by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons) on Andrew Welsh (Carlisle). Free kick taken right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) from left wing,

49:35

Cross by Matthew Robson (Carlisle), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

49:24

Cross by Craig Curran (Carlisle), clearance by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

48:47

Shot by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

48:00

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) on Danny Livesey (Carlisle). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Collin (Carlisle) from own half, resulting in open play.

47:37

Cross by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle), comfortable save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

46:22

Assist (cross) by Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons) from right side of penalty area.

46:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Bowditch - Carlisle 0 - 2 MK Dons Dean Bowditch fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Carlisle 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.

46:19

The ball is crossed by Stephen Gleeson,

45:45

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) to centre, clearance by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons).

45:27

Shot by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) drilled right-footed from right channel (35 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Carlisle substitution: Tom Taiwo replaced by Craig Curran (injury).

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:49

Darren Potter provided the assist for the goal.

45:00 +0:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie MacDonald - Carlisle 0 - 1 MK Dons Headed goal by Charlie MacDonald (Milton Keynes Dons) (high centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Carlisle 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

45:00 +0:39

Cross by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Stephen O'Halloran (Carlisle).

45:00 +0:28

Attacking throw-in by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons).

45:00 +0:16

Shot by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), clearance by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle).

44:53

Cross by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Matthew Robson (Carlisle).

44:01

Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

43:52

Defending throw-in by Andrew Welsh (Carlisle).

43:16

Shot by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

42:09

Shot by Lee Miller (Carlisle) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (punched) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) to far post, clearance by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons). Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons). Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

41:27

Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

40:10

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) to near post, shot by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Stephen O'Halloran (Carlisle). Cross by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

38:50

Foul by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons) on Lee Miller (Carlisle). Free kick taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle) from left channel, passed. Shot by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

38:34

Attacking throw-in by Matthew Robson (Carlisle).

37:53

Cross by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons), header by Charlie MacDonald (Milton Keynes Dons) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

36:47

Shot by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) left-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

36:27

Cross by Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle).

35:53

Cross by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by James Tavernier (Carlisle). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) to far post, clearance by Danny Livesey (Carlisle).

35:14

Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

34:35

Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

34:35 Booking

Booking Tom Taiwo (Carlisle) booked for unsporting behaviour.

34:29

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Carlisle) on Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

33:04

Header by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

32:30

Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

32:04

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

30:03

Cross by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by James Tavernier (Carlisle).

29:33

Shot by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken short by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

29:16

Defending throw-in by Matthew Robson (Carlisle).

28:45

Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

27:53

Cross by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle), shot by Andrew Welsh (Carlisle) volleyed left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

25:50

Cross by James Tavernier (Carlisle), blocked by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) to far post, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

23:13

Foul by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons) on Lee Miller (Carlisle). Free kick crossed right-footed by James Berrett (Carlisle) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

22:49

Cross by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons), comfortable save (caught) by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

22:35

Cross by Andrew Welsh (Carlisle), clearance by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons).

22:05

Foul by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle) on Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.

20:47

Cross by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Danny Livesey (Carlisle). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) to far post, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

20:12

Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

19:36

Foul by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle) on Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

19:13

Cross by Jon-Paul McGovern (Carlisle), resulting in open play.

18:52

Cross by Andrew Welsh (Carlisle), blocked by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons). Attacking throw-in by Matthew Robson (Carlisle).

18:24

Shot by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

17:34

Attacking throw-in by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons). Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

16:25

Cross by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle).

15:21

Cross by Andrew Welsh (Carlisle), foul by James Tavernier (Carlisle) on Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

13:37

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) to far post, resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Matthew Robson (Carlisle).

13:07

Foul by Mark Beevers (Milton Keynes Dons) on Andrew Welsh (Carlisle). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle) from own half, passed.

12:56

Cross by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Stephen O'Halloran (Carlisle).

12:25

Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

11:17

Goal kick taken long by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

10:18

Cross by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Stephen O'Halloran (Carlisle).

9:30

Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

9:17

Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

7:47

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) to near post, save (punched) by Adam Collin (Carlisle). Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) on Adam Collin (Carlisle). Free kick taken left-footed by Adam Collin (Carlisle) from own half, passed.

7:15

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

5:54

Shot by James Berrett (Carlisle) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

5:39

Shot by James Tavernier (Carlisle) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (blocked) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

5:01

The ball is delivered by Matthew Robson, blocked by Adam Smith. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andrew Welsh.

4:18

Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

4:01

Shot by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Adam Collin (Carlisle).

3:40

Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

2:51

Shot by Lee Miller (Carlisle) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

2:03

Cross by Andrew Welsh (Carlisle), blocked by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

1:39

Cross by Matthew Robson (Carlisle), resulting in open play.

0:10

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle) on Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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