Substitute Ryan Lowe scored the winning penalty as 10-man MK Dons stumbled into the League Cup second round with a shoot-out success at Cheltenham Town.

The visitors scored all five of their spot-kicks and goalkeeper David Martin kept out Darryl Duffy's shot.

Dons had Stephen Gleeson sent off after 40 minutes for a foul on Sam Deering but led when Dean Bowditch fired in.

Kaid Mohamed's crashed home a 30-yard equaliser and both sides had chances before the penalty drama.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"For 20 minutes we started very, very slow.

"It was very sticky out there and we couldn't move the ball as fluently as we'd like.

"To then lose Shaun Williams and Stephen Gleeson was difficult.

"But you bring on Alan Smith, you bring on Ryan Lowe and you bring on Antony Kay - there's a difference this year, they're men and they were superb."

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124:04 Penalty

Ryan Lowe scores a penalty. Cheltenham 3-5 Milton Keynes Dons on penalties.

123:36 Penalty

Penalty scored by Kaid Mohamed. Cheltenham 3-4 Milton Keynes Dons on penalties.

123:15 Penalty

Antony Kay scores a penalty. Cheltenham 2-4 Milton Keynes Dons on penalties.

122:56 Penalty

Shaun Harrad scores a penalty. Cheltenham 2-3 Milton Keynes Dons on penalties.

122:33 Penalty

Gary MacKenzie scores a penalty. Cheltenham 1-3 Milton Keynes Dons on penalties.

121:36

Penalty taken by Darryl Duffy saved by David Martin.

120:56 Penalty

Charlie MacDonald scores a penalty. Cheltenham 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons on penalties.

120:32 Penalty

Penalty scored by Billy Jones. Cheltenham 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons on penalties.

120:03 Penalty

Dean Bowditch scores a penalty. Cheltenham 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons on penalties.

120:01

The first player steps forward to start the penalty shoot-out.

120:00 +0:17

The match is going to penalties.

119:38

Billy Jones takes a short corner.

119:20

Darryl Duffy takes a shot.

117:58

Dean Bowditch has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

115:53

The official flags Ryan Lowe offside. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

115:04

The ball is swung over by Dean Bowditch, clearance made by Keith Lowe.

112:02

Shaun Harrad crosses the ball.

110:51

Marlon Pack takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

109:41

Unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Darren Potter results in a free kick. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

108:47

The ball is crossed by Jermaine McGlashan.

106:17

The referee penalises Jermaine McGlashan for handball. Free kick taken by Antony Kay.

105:42

Corner taken by Dean Bowditch, Sido Jombati manages to make a clearance.

105:01

The referee blows to start the second half of extra time.

105:00 +0:10

Corner taken right-footed by Billy Jones, clearance made by Gary MacKenzie.

103:59

Indirect free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

103:59 Booking

Booking Caution for Darren Potter.

103:48

Unfair challenge on Kaid Mohamed by Darren Potter results in a free kick.

100:32

Short corner taken by Billy Jones from the right by-line.

99:57

Effort from outside the box by Shaun Harrad goes wide right of the target.

98:54

Unfair challenge on Adam Chicksen by Sido Jombati results in a free kick. Gary MacKenzie takes the free kick.

97:39

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown.

96:19

The ball is crossed by Alan Smith, Shaun Harrad manages to make a clearance.

95:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darryl Duffy on Darren Potter. Gary MacKenzie takes the indirect free kick.

94:48

Unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie by Darryl Duffy results in a free kick. Darren Potter takes the free kick.

94:00

Darryl Duffy takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

92:49

Dean Bowditch takes the outswinging corner, Gary MacKenzie takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown.

90:52

Unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch by Shaun Harrad results in a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +5:33

The whistle goes for the end of normal time.

90:00 +3:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Chicksen. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:37

Ryan Lowe is caught offside. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Potter by Sido Jombati. David Martin takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:04

The referee gives a free kick against Ryan Lowe for handball. Free kick taken by Russell Penn.

89:26

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown.

87:57

Unfair challenge on Antony Kay by Kaid Mohamed results in a free kick. David Martin takes the free kick.

87:18

Charlie MacDonald fouled by Billy Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Antony Kay restarts play with the free kick.

84:50 Substitution

Substitution Keith Lowe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Bennett.

83:05 Substitution

Substitution Darryl Duffy comes on in place of Chris Zebroski.

82:47

Jermaine McGlashan has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

81:32

Shot from inside the area by Charlie MacDonald clears the bar.

80:08

Dean Lewington challenges Jermaine McGlashan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Penn restarts play with the free kick.

77:46

The ball is sent over by Jermaine McGlashan, Header by Chris Zebroski from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

77:10

The ball is sent over by Billy Jones.

73:34

The ball is crossed by Darren Potter, Ryan Lowe takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Scott Brown. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch played to the near post. Corner taken by Dean Bowditch from the left by-line, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.

72:18

Effort from outside the penalty box by Ryan Lowe goes wide right of the target.

69:59 Substitution

Substitution Luke Chadwick goes off and Ryan Lowe comes on.

69:59

The ball is sent over by Jermaine McGlashan, clearance by Dean Bowditch. The referee blows for offside against Jermaine McGlashan. David Martin takes the free kick.

67:34

Jermaine McGlashan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.

67:09 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Harrad is brought on as a substitute for Sam Deering.

66:53

Centre by Billy Jones, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance.

64:26

Effort from outside the penalty box by Marlon Pack goes wide left of the target.

60:21 Substitution

Substitution James O'Shea leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Smith.

60:21

Shot from just outside the area by Kaid Mohamed misses to the left of the target.

59:14

Jermaine McGlashan fouled by Dean Lewington, the ref awards a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the indirect free kick.

57:15

The assist for the goal came from Marlon Pack.

57:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Kaid Mohamed - Cheltenham 1 - 1 MK Dons Kaid Mohamed finds the back of the net with a goal from long range high into the middle of the goal. Cheltenham 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

56:10

Jermaine McGlashan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

53:26

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Antony Kay.

52:51

The ball is swung over by Adam Chicksen, save by Scott Brown.

50:53

Billy Jones has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

50:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Shea on Sido Jombati. Indirect free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

48:39

The ball is delivered by Dean Bowditch, clearance by Sido Jombati. Dean Bowditch decides to take the corner short. Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Sido Jombati gets a block in. Luke Chadwick takes a shot. Save made by Scott Brown.

48:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald by Harry Hooman. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.

47:11

Sido Jombati crosses the ball.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:26 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +3:02

Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Gary MacKenzie results in a free kick. Chris Zebroski takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +1:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Bowditch - Cheltenham 0 - 1 MK Dons Dean Bowditch fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

43:17

Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown. Inswinging corner taken by Darren Potter from the right by-line, Header on goal by Dean Lewington from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

39:59

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

39:59 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Stephen Gleeson a red card for professional foul.

39:27

Sam Deering fouled by Stephen Gleeson, the ref awards a free kick.

38:36

Russell Penn fouled by Luke Chadwick, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Marlon Pack.

36:52

Free kick crossed right-footed by Marlon Pack from right wing, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance.

36:52 Booking

Booking Antony Kay goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

36:43

Chris Zebroski fouled by Antony Kay, the ref awards a free kick.

35:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Stephen Gleeson. Marlon Pack takes the indirect free kick.

34:07

Jermaine McGlashan fouled by Dean Lewington, the ref awards a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

33:16

A cross is delivered by James O'Shea, Marlon Pack makes a clearance.

28:04 Substitution

Substitution Antony Kay is brought on as a substitute for Shaun Williams.

25:43

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones, Shaun Williams manages to make a clearance.

24:59

Indirect free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

24:59 Booking

Booking Luke Chadwick goes into the book.

24:50

Foul by Luke Chadwick on Sam Deering, free kick awarded.

23:35

The ball is sent over by Jermaine McGlashan, Kaid Mohamed has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

23:03

Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Williams. Shaun Williams takes the indirect free kick.

20:07

James O'Shea takes a shot. Adam Chicksen crosses the ball, save by Scott Brown.

19:15

Russell Penn concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie MacDonald. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

18:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sido Jombati by Stephen Gleeson. Marlon Pack takes the indirect free kick.

16:47

Sam Deering takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.

16:18 Booking

Booking Booking for Sam Deering.

14:30

Billy Jones takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Gary MacKenzie.

14:12

James O'Shea challenges Alan Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Bennett.

11:39

Sam Deering sends in a cross. Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Chadwick on Jermaine McGlashan. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

9:46

Foul by Shaun Williams on Sam Deering, free kick awarded. Jermaine McGlashan crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Shaun Williams makes a clearance. Shot on goal by Kaid Mohamed from just inside the area goes over the target.

7:09

Corner taken by Billy Jones from the right by-line, Shaun Williams makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones played to the near post.

5:03

Jermaine McGlashan sends in a cross, Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

4:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie by Jermaine McGlashan. Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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