MK Dons ended Crewe's five-match unbeaten run with a narrow victory.

The home side controlled the first half, taking the lead through Charlie MacDonald, who slotted in Dean Bowditch's low cross at the near post.

Bowditch went close to making it 2-0 with a 25-yard drive but saw it tipped wide by Crewe keeper Alan Martin.

Crewe improved after the break but AJ Leitch-Smith failed to convert two one-on-one chances.

Teenage Crewe striker Ryan Colclough, making only his second appearance as a substitute, finished the game with a suspected broken jaw, following a collision with Dons midfielder Darren Potter.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 03 Lewington
  • 06 Williams
  • 12 Chicksen
  • 24 Kay
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 08 Potter
  • 23 O'Shea (Powell - 61' )
  • 26 Chadwick (Allan - 71' )
  • 09 Bowditch
  • 10 MacDonald (Lowe - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 04 Doumbe
  • 11 Smith
  • 17 Powell
  • 28 Allan
  • 14 Lowe

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Martin
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 14 Mellor
  • 15 Robertson
  • 02 Tootle (Turton - 80' )
  • 08 Murphy
  • 11 Moore
  • 28 Bond
  • 07 M Clayton (Colclough - 68' )
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Pogba - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 12 Turton
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 17 Ray
  • 09 Pogba
  • 18 Daniels
  • 27 Colclough
Ref: Adcock
Att: 11,037

Match Stats

Shots

10 4

On target

5 2

Corners

4 3

Fouls

8 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +1:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Bond by Ryan Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

89:28

Effort from outside the box by Scott Allan goes wide right of the target.

88:52

Mathias Pogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Martin. David Martin takes the direct free kick.

88:03

Darren Potter challenges Byron Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Bond restarts play with the free kick.

87:38

Adam Chicksen takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

87:31 Full time

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

86:19

Darren Potter challenges Luke Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Davis.

85:13

Corner taken by Dean Bowditch, Dean Lewington takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

84:28

Byron Moore sends in a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by Mathias Pogba misses to the right of the target.

82:01 Substitution

Substitution Charlie MacDonald goes off and Ryan Lowe comes on.

80:11

Byron Moore challenges David Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Martin.

79:48

Dean Lewington delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

79:05 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Turton on for Matt Tootle.

77:22

Scott Allan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

75:38

Scott Allan takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

74:13

Dean Lewington delivers the ball.

73:21

Foul by Darren Potter on Ryan Colclough, free kick awarded. Luke Murphy crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by David Martin.

70:09 Substitution

Substitution Scott Allan on for Luke Chadwick.

69:11

Foul by Gregor Robertson on Daniel Powell, free kick awarded. David Martin takes the direct free kick.

68:37

Charlie MacDonald challenges Harry Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

67:03 Substitution

Substitution Max Clayton goes off and Ryan Colclough comes on.

64:37

Byron Moore delivers the ball.

62:00 Substitution

Substitution Mathias Pogba replaces Ajay Leitch-Smith.

61:40

The ball is crossed by Daniel Powell.

60:28 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Powell joins the action as a substitute, replacing James O'Shea.

60:04

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

58:34

Centre by Luke Chadwick.

55:52

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy.

55:29

Max Clayton takes a shot. Antony Kay gets a block in.

54:36

Matt Tootle is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

53:03

Corner taken right-footed by Gregor Robertson, clearance made by Antony Kay.

52:42

Luke Murphy takes a short corner.

45:01 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

42:45

Effort from outside the penalty box by Charlie MacDonald goes wide left of the goal.

41:59

Adam Chicksen fouled by Byron Moore, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Chicksen.

40:27

Dean Bowditch takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Darren Potter misses to the right of the target.

40:01

Outswinging corner taken by Dean Bowditch from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Gregor Robertson.

39:30

Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

37:19

Stephen Gleeson concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Moore. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luke Murphy, Luke Chadwick manages to make a clearance.

35:08

Luke Chadwick produces a cross, clearance made by Harry Davis.

34:20

Ajay Leitch-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

29:55

Luke Chadwick fouled by Andy Bond, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

29:08

The ball is crossed by Gregor Robertson, Header by Max Clayton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

28:09

The ball is crossed by Dean Bowditch, Alan Martin makes a save.

26:54

Charlie MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

22:53

Max Clayton is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Antony Kay.

22:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Charlie MacDonald. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

22:06

Unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald by Luke Murphy results in a free kick. Stephen Gleeson takes the direct free kick.

18:43

The ball is crossed by Dean Lewington, clearance made by Harry Davis.

14:08

Unfair challenge on Max Clayton by Shaun Williams results in a free kick. Luke Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

7:45

Assist on the goal came from Dean Bowditch.

7:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie MacDonald - MK Dons 1 - 0 Crewe A goal is scored by Charlie MacDonald from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Crewe.

7:39

The ball is swung over by Dean Bowditch,

6:03

Corner from right by-line taken by Dean Bowditch.

4:35

Luke Chadwick takes a shot. Harry Davis gets a block in.

3:28

Adam Chicksen crosses the ball, save made by Alan Martin.

0:52

Adam Chicksen crosses the ball.

0:31

Dean Bowditch produces a cross, clearance by Kelvin Mellor.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

The second half kicks off.

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