Clinton Morrison grabbed a late equaliser for MK Dons to cancel out Wes Thomas' brace for Bournemouth.
Angelo Balanta put the hosts ahead when he volleyed home Dean Lewington's cross at the near post.
Thomas drew the Cherries level with a header from Warren Cummings' free-kick before making it 2-1 after a dreadful error by Dons defender Gary MacKenzie.
MacKenzie made up for his error late on - knocking down for Morrison to bundle in from close range.
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"We work so hard to create opportunities, which we did today. There was some really good passing but when you look for the killer instinct, it wasn't there.
"We don't defend poorly at set-pieces, we work on them religiously and it hurts me that it was a free header from six yards out. The other goal was just human error.
"I wish we were more clinical, whether that's shooting, passing or defending - more clinical and ruthless."
Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:
"Not many teams come here, go one down and then 2-1 up.
"I felt we were good enough to keep hold of the lead. I thought in the second half we were the better team.
"He (Wes Thomas) works really hard for the team, he does a great job for us and he got his just rewards today."
Milton Keynes Dons
- 01 Martin
- 02 Smith
- 03 Lewington
- 05 MacKenzie
- 06 Beevers
- 07 Gleeson
- 08 Potter
- 09 Bowditch (Powell - 70' )
- 11 Balanta
- 26 Chadwick (MacDonald - 74' )
- 29 Morrison
- 04 Doumbe
- 13 Williams
- 17 Powell
- 27 McNamee
- 10 MacDonald
- 23 Flahavan
- 05 Barrett
- 11 Peters (Fogden - 90' )
- 19 Purches
- 28 Cummings
- 40 Zubar
- 04 Cooper (Symes - 46' )
- 07 Pugh
- 08 Arter
- 15 Gregory
- 09 Thomas (Partington - 76' )
- 01 Jalal
- 06 Partington
- 12 Fogden
- 24 Symes
- 33 Fletcher
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The match has reached full-time.90:00 +0:41 Substitution
Substitution Jaime Peters goes off and Wes Fogden comes on.85:34
Marc Pugh fouled by Gary MacKenzie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Warren Cummings.79:45
Gary MacKenzie provided the assist for the goal.79:45 Goal scored
Goal! - Clinton Morrison - MK Dons 2 - 2 Bournem'th Clinton Morrison fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 2-2 Bournemouth.79:22
Corner taken by Angelo Balanta from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Marc Pugh.77:44
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Angelo Balanta.77:21
Shot by Daniel Powell from 12 yards. Save made by Darryl Flahavan.75:35 Substitution
Substitution Joe Partington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wesley Thomas.73:34 Substitution
Substitution (Milton Keynes Dons) makes a substitution, with Charlie MacDonald coming on for Luke Chadwick.72:08 Goal scored
Goal! - Wesley Thomas - MK Dons 1 - 2 Bournem'th Wesley Thomas fires in a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Bournemouth.69:56 Substitution
Substitution Dean Bowditch goes off and Daniel Powell comes on.67:35
Short corner taken by Marc Pugh.66:55
Darren Potter concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Symes. Warren Cummings restarts play with the free kick.66:01
Foul by Gary MacKenzie on Jaime Peters, free kick awarded. Harry Arter restarts play with the free kick.65:14
Foul by Wesley Thomas on Luke Chadwick, free kick awarded. Dean Lewington takes the free kick.64:00
Adam Barrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Clinton Morrison. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lewington.62:12
Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, Adam Barrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Martin. Free kick taken by David Martin.60:36
Warren Cummings provided the assist for the goal.60:36 Goal scored
Goal! - Wesley Thomas - MK Dons 1 - 1 Bournem'th Wesley Thomas finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Bournemouth.
Stephen Gleeson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh. The ball is sent over by Warren Cummings,58:40
Cross/shot by Gary MacKenzie.52:42
Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Adam Barrett from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.50:15
Foul by Luke Chadwick on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded. Adam Barrett takes the free kick.45:36
Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Darryl Flahavan makes a save.45:01
The referee gets the second half underway.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Michael Symes comes on in place of Shaun Cooper.45:00 +3:22 Half time
Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.45:00 +2:58
Luke Chadwick takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Darryl Flahavan.45:00 +1:25
Foul by Shaun Cooper on Dean Lewington, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lewington.41:59
Assist on the goal came from Dean Lewington.41:59 Goal scored
Goal! - Angelo Balanta - MK Dons 1 - 0 Bournem'th Angelo Balanta grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Bournemouth.37:17
Marc Pugh takes the inswinging corner, David Martin makes a save.36:36
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh from the right by-line, Gary MacKenzie manages to make a clearance.30:41
Shot by Stephen Gleeson. Save by Darryl Flahavan.29:35
Shot on goal by Angelo Balanta from just inside the area clears the crossbar.23:00
Dean Bowditch takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Marc Pugh.19:00
Darren Potter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.15:51
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch from the right by-line, Shaun Cooper manages to make a clearance.15:15
The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Mark Beevers.12:35
Short corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line.12:14
Adam Barrett has an effort at goal from 20 yards. David Martin gets a block in.11:14
Unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas by Gary MacKenzie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jaime Peters.6:51
Harry Arter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson. Direct free kick taken by Mark Beevers.5:41
Dean Bowditch takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Shaun Cooper makes a clearance.5:08
Dean Bowditch takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Marc Pugh makes a clearance.3:40
Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Dean Lewington.2:41
Effort from inside the area by Angelo Balanta misses to the right of the target.0:00
The game kicks-off.
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