Jeff Hughes scored a late penalty to earn Notts County a point in a heated clash with promotion-chasing MK Dons.

The visitors went ahead when Dean Bowditch's corner was controlled on the chest by centre-half Tom Flanagan before he acrobatically volleyed home.

County boss Martin Allen and Dons assistant John Gorman were both sent to the stands in the second half.

The hosts equalised when Adam Smith was adjudged to have handled in the area and Hughes converted the spot kick.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"First half we were the better team, second half they were by far the better team.

"They had two or three good chances to get something out the game, I'm just disappointed that the goal they got wasn't a fair goal.

"This is tough here, on a windy day, when we've played Tuesday night, this is as tough as you're going to get."

Notts County manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"The team played really well, the crowd got behind the lads and everyone contributed out on the pitch.

"Their goalkeeper made some fantastic saves. I was so proud of all the players to come back like that from conceding at a set-play.

"The lads stepped up to the plate and were magnificent."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (3)

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson
  • 05 Pearce
  • 20 Freeman
  • 23 Harley (Burgess - 53' Booked )
  • 35 Stewart
  • 06 Bencherif
  • 10 Bishop
  • 11 J Hughes
  • 14 Judge
  • 31 Mahon (Demontagnac - 54' )
  • 09 L Hughes Booked

Substitutes

  • 21 Mitchell
  • 24 Chilvers
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 08 Hawley
  • 22 Burgess

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Smith Booked
  • 03 Lewington
  • 04 Doumbe
  • 15 Flanagan Booked
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 08 Potter
  • 26 Chadwick Booked
  • 09 Bowditch (Powell - 66' )
  • 10 MacDonald
  • 19 Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 17 Powell
  • 18 Baldock
  • 23 O'Shea
  • 27 McNamee
Ref: Attwell
Att: 6,123

Match Stats

Shots

18 7

On target

7 5

Corners

8 4

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:29

The official flags Lee Hughes offside. David Martin takes the free kick.

89:36

Corner from right by-line taken by Stephen Gleeson.

89:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Bishop on Charlie MacDonald. Charlie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

88:32

Jeff Hughes takes the indirect free kick.

88:32 Booking

Booking Booking for Luke Chadwick for unsporting behaviour.

88:18

Handball by Charlie MacDonald.

87:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jabo Ibehre on Kieron Freeman. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

87:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chadwick by Ishmel Demontagnac. David Martin takes the free kick.

86:04

Alan Judge delivers the ball, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Alan Judge.

82:01 Booking

Booking The referee shows Adam Smith a yellow card.

82:00

Adam Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge. Jeff Hughes crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chadwick by Krystian Pearce. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

81:31

Free kick taken by Mathias Doumbe.

81:31 Booking

Booking Lee Hughes receives a caution.

81:24

Lee Hughes challenges Dean Lewington unfairly and gives away a free kick.

80:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Jeff Hughes - Notts Co 1 - 1 MK Dons Penalty taken left-footed by Jeff Hughes and scored. Notts County 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

79:21

Alan Judge takes a shot. Tom Flanagan gets a block in. Tom Flanagan handles the ball and concedes a .

78:47

Ishmel Demontagnac crosses the ball.

78:17

Alan Judge sends in a cross, blocked by Adam Smith. Alan Judge decides to take the corner short.

77:24

The official flags Lee Hughes offside. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.

77:08

The official flags Charlie MacDonald offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

75:24

Ishmel Demontagnac takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

75:13

The ball is crossed by Kieron Freeman, Mathias Doumbe makes a clearance.

73:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieron Freeman by Daniel Powell. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.

71:47

Tom Flanagan restarts play with the free kick.

71:47 Booking

Booking Booking for Ben Burgess for unsporting behaviour.

71:30

Ben Burgess gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Smith.

70:47

Centre by Adam Smith, save by Stuart Nelson.

69:34

Ishmel Demontagnac concedes a free kick for a foul on Mathias Doumbe. Free kick taken by Mathias Doumbe.

67:40

Effort from the edge of the box by Alan Judge goes wide of the left-hand upright.

67:26

The ball is delivered by Adam Smith, save by Stuart Nelson.

65:05 Substitution

Substitution Dean Bowditch leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Powell.

64:43

Kieron Freeman delivers the ball, Mathias Doumbe makes a clearance.

64:17

Dean Lewington concedes a free kick for a foul on Ishmel Demontagnac. Ishmel Demontagnac takes the indirect free kick.

63:34

Lee Hughes has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

62:38

Inswinging corner taken by Jeff Hughes from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Krystian Pearce misses to the left of the goal.

62:08

Alan Judge takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

61:20

Hamza Bencherif takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

60:11

Alan Judge takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.

59:41

Hamza Bencherif gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Chadwick. Luke Chadwick takes the free kick.

59:14

Ishmel Demontagnac delivers the ball, David Martin makes a save.

58:55

Ishmel Demontagnac sends in a cross, clearance by Tom Flanagan.

55:08

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alan Judge from left wing, clearance made by Adam Smith.

55:08 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Tom Flanagan for unsporting behaviour.

54:51

Unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Stephen Gleeson results in a free kick.

52:22

Jeff Hughes takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Tom Flanagan. Headed effort from inside the area by Krystian Pearce misses to the right of the goal.

52:22 Substitution

Substitution Ishmel Demontagnac is brought on as a substitute for Gavin Mahon.

52:22 Substitution

Substitution Ben Burgess is brought on as a substitute for Jon Harley.

52:22

Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

50:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Mahon on Luke Chadwick. Shot comes in from Dean Lewington from the free kick, save by Stuart Nelson. Header from close range by Mathias Doumbe clears the bar.

48:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hamza Bencherif on Adam Smith. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

46:51

Corner taken right-footed by Alan Judge, clearance by Darren Potter.

46:00

Kieron Freeman fouled by Dean Bowditch, the ref awards a free kick. Damion Stewart restarts play with the free kick.

45:37

Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:55

Gavin Mahon fouled by Jabo Ibehre, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

44:02

Effort on goal by Jeff Hughes from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

43:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damion Stewart by Jabo Ibehre. Free kick taken by Kieron Freeman.

42:36

A cross is delivered by Dean Lewington, Damion Stewart makes a clearance.

40:35

Stephen Gleeson takes a shot. Blocked by Gavin Mahon. Corner taken by Dean Bowditch from the left by-line to the near post, save by Stuart Nelson.

39:25

Tom Flanagan concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge. Gavin Mahon restarts play with the free kick.

37:49

Jon Harley is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Tom Flanagan.

37:02

A cross is delivered by Stephen Gleeson, clearance by Damion Stewart.

34:52

Short corner taken by Alan Judge.

34:06

Neal Bishop is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

33:36

Corner taken by Alan Judge from the left by-line played to the near post, save by David Martin.

32:59

Headed effort from close range by Damion Stewart goes wide left of the goal.

32:21

Darren Potter challenges Hamza Bencherif unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Harley takes the free kick.

31:10

Neal Bishop takes a shot. Tom Flanagan gets a block in. Alan Judge takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Close range headed effort by Damion Stewart misses to the right of the target.

29:26

Hamza Bencherif takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

27:05

Lee Hughes crosses the ball, Tom Flanagan manages to make a clearance.

25:57

Assist by Dean Bowditch.

25:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Flanagan - Notts Co 0 - 1 MK Dons Tom Flanagan grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Notts County 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

25:32

Outswinging corner taken by Dean Bowditch,

23:37

Handball by Neal Bishop. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

23:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jeff Hughes. Free kick taken by David Martin.

22:45

The ball is crossed by Kieron Freeman, clearance by Tom Flanagan.

21:52

Effort from a long way out by Lee Hughes goes wide right of the goal.

21:24

The ball is delivered by Alan Judge, save made by David Martin.

20:27

The ball is sent over by Stephen Gleeson, clearance by Kieron Freeman.

19:40

Lee Hughes is caught offside. David Martin takes the free kick.

14:23

Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Nelson. Dean Bowditch takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Lee Hughes.

13:11

Jeff Hughes challenges Adam Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Smith.

11:38

Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

10:20

Neal Bishop takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

10:07

Adam Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes. Free kick taken by Jon Harley.

8:57

Jon Harley crosses the ball, Tom Flanagan makes a clearance.

8:05

The official flags Charlie MacDonald offside. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.

6:45

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

5:13

Jabo Ibehre produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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