Dean Bowditch grabbed a hat-trick to hand MK Dons their first away league victory of the season at winless Bury.

Bowditch made it 1-0 when finishing off Luke Chadwick's cross before grabbing his second from just inside the box.

The striker completed his hat-trick with a cool finish after latching on to a free-kick from Stephen Gleeson.

Bury scored when substitute Lenell John-Lewis lobbed the onrushing David Martin but Chadwick found the top corner to seal the win in injury-time.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought the players were magnificent in the first half. I thought we moved the ball and passed the ball with so much confidence and flair - not arrogance, just confidence.

"That's been us this season but this time we took our chances, we got the lead and we went from strength to strength.

"I thought all the goals were very good, and we defended well too. The substitutes came on and made a difference, so all the players really did shine.

"I still want to improve the squad and get better and better, that's my job. With games coming thick and fast you worry about fatigue."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 05 Lockwood (Marshall - 39' )
  • 16 Sodje
  • 17 Hughes
  • 06 Sweeney (Worrall - 59' )
  • 08 Schumacher Booked
  • 13 Carrington
  • 21 Jones
  • 25 Healy
  • 28 Hopper (John-Lewis - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Belford
  • 04 Byrne
  • 07 Worrall
  • 11 Marshall
  • 12 John-Lewis
  • 15 Elford-Alliyu
  • 19 Cullen

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Otsemobor (Doumbe - 45' )
  • 03 Lewington
  • 24 Kay
  • 06 Williams
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 08 Potter
  • 23 O'Shea
  • 26 Chadwick Booked
  • 09 Bowditch (Powell - 70' )
  • 10 MacDonald (Lowe - 41' )

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 04 Doumbe
  • 12 Chicksen
  • 11 Smith
  • 17 Powell
  • 14 Lowe
Ref: Haywood
Att: 2,321

Match Stats

Shots

9 17

On target

2 10

Corners

1 7

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:12

Assist on the goal came from James O'Shea.

90:00 +2:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Chadwick - Bury 1 - 4 MK Dons Luke Chadwick fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Bury 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons.

90:00 +0:12

David Worrall produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

88:16

Mathias Doumbe challenges Marcus Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Trevor Carson takes the direct free kick.

83:40

The ball is crossed by Joe Skarz, clearance by Dean Lewington.

81:53

Foul by David Healy on Dean Lewington, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Martin.

80:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Lenell John-Lewis - Bury 1 - 3 MK Dons Lenell John-Lewis grabs a goal from outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Bury 1-3 Milton Keynes Dons.

80:00

Centre by Dean Lewington, Joe Skarz manages to make a clearance.

78:43

Lenell John-Lewis challenges Antony Kay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Antony Kay.

77:59

Darren Potter takes the direct free kick.

77:59 Booking

Booking Steven Schumacher is cautioned.

77:52

Steven Schumacher concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Potter.

77:28

Ryan Lowe is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

76:16

Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot.

74:34

Luke Chadwick fouled by Mark Carrington, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick. Corner from left by-line taken by James O'Shea.

72:32

Effort from deep inside the area by David Healy misses to the right of the goal.

72:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Lowe. Mark Carrington restarts play with the free kick.

72:00

Marcus Marshall takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

69:13

Free kick crossed left-footed by Shaun Williams, clearance by Steven Schumacher.

69:13 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Powell is brought on as a substitute for Dean Bowditch.

69:13

Marcus Marshall challenges Darren Potter unfairly and gives away a free kick.

65:48

Stephen Gleeson provided the assist for the goal.

65:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Bowditch - Bury 0 - 3 MK Dons Dean Bowditch scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons.

65:04

Direct free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

65:04 Substitution

Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Lenell John-Lewis coming on for Tom Hopper.

65:04

David Healy concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Gleeson.

63:36

Dean Bowditch delivers the ball, Joe Skarz gets a block in. Dean Bowditch decides to take the corner short.

62:14

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson. Corner taken by Dean Bowditch, Efetobore Sodje makes a clearance.

60:55

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Mark Hughes gets a block in.

57:56 Substitution

Substitution Peter Sweeney leaves the field to be replaced by David Worrall.

57:56

The ball is delivered by Dean Bowditch.

56:44

Mark Hughes takes the direct free kick.

56:44 Booking

Booking Luke Chadwick goes into the book.

56:38

Foul by Luke Chadwick on Steven Schumacher, free kick awarded.

55:46

Ryan Lowe has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

54:08

The assist for the goal came from James O'Shea.

54:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Bowditch - Bury 0 - 2 MK Dons Dean Bowditch finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Bury 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.

53:28

Luke Chadwick takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a save. James O'Shea takes a shot.

52:55

The referee blows for offside. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

49:12

Mathias Doumbe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Sweeney. Free kick crossed by Steven Schumacher, Mathias Doumbe makes a clearance.

48:19

David Healy has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

47:46

The offside flag is raised against Luke Chadwick. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

45:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Healy by Shaun Williams. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +4:42 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:49

Foul by David Healy on Darren Potter, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Shaun Williams.

45:00 +2:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Healy on Stephen Gleeson. Stephen Gleeson restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:27 Substitution

Substitution Jon Otsemobor goes off and Mathias Doumbe comes on.

44:13

Shot by Stephen Gleeson from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

43:35

David Healy is ruled offside. Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

43:09

James O'Shea takes a shot. Andrai Jones gets a block in.

40:36 Substitution

Substitution (Milton Keynes Dons) makes a substitution, with Ryan Lowe coming on for Charlie MacDonald.

38:16 Substitution

Substitution Adam Lockwood leaves the field to be replaced by Marcus Marshall.

35:41

The ball is sent over by Dean Lewington, Dean Bowditch takes a shot.

32:31

Luke Chadwick provided the assist for the goal.

32:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Bowditch - Bury 0 - 1 MK Dons Goal scored by Dean Bowditch from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

28:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Hopper. Antony Kay restarts play with the free kick. Tom Hopper takes a shot. Save by David Martin. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line to the near post.

27:09

James O'Shea takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a comfortable save.

26:14

David Healy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James O'Shea. Antony Kay restarts play with the free kick.

25:32

Charlie MacDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Efetobore Sodje. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

24:58

David Healy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

22:33

Steven Schumacher challenges Jon Otsemobor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Shaun Williams, clearance made by Mark Hughes.

20:05

The referee penalises Adam Lockwood for handball. Jon Otsemobor takes the free kick.

19:28

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

15:13

Joe Skarz sends in a cross, save by David Martin.

14:20

The ball is sent over by Dean Bowditch, clearance made by Adam Lockwood.

9:38

James O'Shea takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hughes. Dean Bowditch takes a short corner, Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Efetobore Sodje. Dean Bowditch decides to take the corner short. James O'Shea takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Adam Lockwood manages to make a clearance.

8:39

Charlie MacDonald fouled by Andrai Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Potter.

8:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Shea on Mark Hughes. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

7:46

Centre by Dean Lewington, clearance by Adam Lockwood.

5:52

Mark Hughes challenges Charlie MacDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

4:12

Unfair challenge on David Healy by Shaun Williams results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by Peter Sweeney, Close range header by Mark Hughes goes over the crossbar.

3:46

Luke Chadwick produces a cross, save by Trevor Carson.

2:54

Luke Chadwick takes a shot. Blocked by Efetobore Sodje. Dean Bowditch takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

2:04

The ball is sent over by Dean Bowditch, save by Trevor Carson.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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