MK Dons tasted victory for the first time in six games at the expense of struggling Scunthorpe.

Luke Chadwick capitalised on keeper Sam Slocombe's error to give the Dons their first goal in four games, before curling a second into the top corner.

Mark Duffy and Josh Walker forced decent saves from visiting keeper David Martin, but Alan Smith nodded in for 3-0 after poor defending from the hosts.

Chadwick then saw a penalty saved after David Mirfin had felled Angelo Balanta.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's the goals again that have killed us. There was nothing in the game until they scored and if you're struggling it knocks all the stuffing out of you and everybody thinks 'here we go again'. It was quite difficult to take, especially the manner of the goal.

"It's a case of quickly getting over that and keeping faith with the players because these are the players that we have and moving on quickly.

"It's football management isn't it, so everyday you live with that. What will be will be, you can't do anything about it, it's someone else's decision.

"All you do is get on with the job as best you possibly can and I'm doing that as best as I can possibly can."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Reid
  • 21 Newey
  • 04 Walker
  • 16 Duffy
  • 19 Collins Booked
  • 24 Prutton (Grella - 63' )
  • 12 Jennings (Ryan - 71' )
  • 22 Hawley

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 15 Canavan
  • 07 Ryan
  • 14 Gibbons
  • 23 Keegan
  • 10 Grella

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 03 Lewington
  • 24 Kay Booked
  • 06 Williams
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 08 Potter
  • 11 Smith Booked (Lowe - 74' )
  • 17 Powell (Chicksen - 38' )
  • 26 Chadwick (O'Shea - 83' )
  • 29 Balanta

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 04 Doumbe
  • 12 Chicksen
  • 21 Ali
  • 23 O'Shea
  • 10 MacDonald
  • 14 Lowe
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 2,737

Match Stats

Shots

12 16

On target

5 7

Corners

9 9

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:50 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

88:22

Strike on goal comes in from Dean Lewington from the free kick, save by Sam Slocombe. Darren Potter decides to take a short corner. The ball is swung over by Stephen Gleeson, Header by Dean Lewington from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

88:22 Booking

Booking Caution for Michael Collins.

88:16

Michael Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James O'Shea.

87:05

Ryan Lowe produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save made by Sam Slocombe. Corner taken right-footed by James O'Shea, Shaun Williams takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Sam Slocombe. James O'Shea takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

85:55

The ball is sent over by Tom Newey, Shaun Williams makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy from the left by-line, Antony Kay manages to make a clearance. Dean Lewington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Mirfin. Josh Walker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Antony Kay makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Josh Walker.

85:34

The offside flag is raised against Ryan Lowe. Indirect free kick taken by David Mirfin.

85:01

Mike Grella is caught offside. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.

84:38

Stephen Gleeson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

83:40

Shot by Shaun Williams. Mark Duffy gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Darren Potter from the right by-line, Sam Slocombe makes a save. Angelo Balanta takes a short corner.

83:18

Angelo Balanta takes the inswinging corner, Sam Slocombe makes a save.

82:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Darren Potter, Tom Newey makes a clearance.

82:25 Substitution

Substitution James O'Shea joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Chadwick.

82:10 Penalty

A save by Sam Slocombe from penalty by Luke Chadwick. Scunthorpe 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons.

81:23

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Angelo Balanta by David Mirfin.

78:27

Angelo Balanta is penalised for a handball. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

76:29

Tom Newey concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chicksen. Free kick taken by Adam Chicksen. Shaun Williams takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

75:57

Long distance shot from Darren Potter misses to the left of the net.

75:17

Stephen Gleeson sends in a cross.

74:53

The ball is swung over by Dean Lewington, clearance made by David Mirfin.

74:39

Centre by Jon Otsemobor, David Mirfin manages to make a clearance.

72:55

Antony Kay challenges Paul Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

72:55 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Lowe comes on in place of Alan Smith.

72:55

Shot from 18 yards from Luke Chadwick. Blocked by David Mirfin. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta from the left by-line,

72:22

The ball is delivered by Christian Ribeiro.

69:49 Substitution

Substitution Jimmy Ryan is brought on as a substitute for Connor Jennings.

69:49

Luke Chadwick has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

68:49

Unfair challenge on Luke Chadwick by Connor Jennings results in a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the free kick.

68:32 Booking

Booking Alan Smith receives a caution for dissent.

68:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Alan Smith. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

67:20

Shot from long distance by Josh Walker goes wide of the left-hand upright.

66:10

Karl Hawley is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Martin.

65:15

A cross is delivered by Mark Duffy, Shaun Williams manages to make a clearance.

63:30

Alan Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on David Mirfin. Free kick taken by David Mirfin.

62:50 Substitution

Substitution Mike Grella on for David Prutton.

62:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Williams by Karl Hawley. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

61:33

Unfair challenge on Adam Chicksen by Christian Ribeiro results in a free kick. Darren Potter takes the direct free kick.

59:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Smith - Scunthorpe 0 - 3 MK Dons Alan Smith grabs a headed goal from close range. Scunthorpe 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons.

59:42

Adam Chicksen delivers the ball,

58:06

Adam Chicksen delivers the ball, Christian Ribeiro gets a block in. Angelo Balanta takes the inswinging corner, save made by Sam Slocombe.

56:36

Josh Walker takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Martin makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by David Prutton from the right by-line, Header on goal by Paul Reid from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

53:44

Foul by Shaun Williams on Karl Hawley, free kick awarded. Josh Walker fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

52:47

Foul by Adam Chicksen on Christian Ribeiro, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Christian Ribeiro.

51:23

Foul by Antony Kay on Karl Hawley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Josh Walker. The ball is sent over by Christian Ribeiro, Adam Chicksen gets a block in. Corner taken by David Prutton from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by David Mirfin goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

50:44

Shot by Adam Chicksen from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

47:47

Josh Walker has an effort at goal. Save by David Martin.

46:01

Free kick crossed right-footed by David Prutton.

46:01 Booking

Booking Antony Kay is cautioned.

45:44

Antony Kay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Duffy.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:23

Mark Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Lewington. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

45:00 +0:25

David Prutton challenges Alan Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Gleeson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

40:25

Foul by David Mirfin on Alan Smith, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Shaun Williams, clearance by Paul Reid.

39:57

Foul by Josh Walker on Adam Chicksen, free kick awarded. David Martin takes the free kick.

38:31

Unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Dean Lewington results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Walker.

37:21 Substitution

Substitution Adam Chicksen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Powell.

35:42

Daniel Powell has a drilled shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe. Daniel Powell takes a shot. Sam Slocombe makes a comfortable save.

34:07

The ball is delivered by Dean Lewington, Paul Reid makes a clearance.

31:59

Daniel Powell crosses the ball, Sam Slocombe makes a comfortable save.

31:01

Centre by Tom Newey, Shaun Williams manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Jennings on Luke Chadwick. David Martin takes the direct free kick.

29:16

The assist for the goal came from Alan Smith.

29:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Chadwick - Scunthorpe 0 - 2 MK Dons A goal is scored by Luke Chadwick from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.

27:07

Alan Smith fouled by Paul Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

26:52

Connor Jennings is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Martin takes the free kick.

26:25

Mark Duffy produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Shaun Williams gets a block in.

24:39

The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy.

23:59

The ball is crossed by Jon Otsemobor, Paul Reid makes a clearance.

22:25

Corner taken right-footed by David Prutton, save by David Martin. Corner from the left by-line taken by David Prutton, free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Hawley on David Martin. Free kick taken by David Martin.

21:18

The ball is sent over by Luke Chadwick, David Prutton manages to make a clearance.

21:03

The ball is crossed by Christian Ribeiro, clearance by Shaun Williams.

20:01

A cross is delivered by Christian Ribeiro, clearance made by Shaun Williams.

19:08

The assistant referee signals for offside against Karl Hawley. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Williams.

17:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Chadwick on Connor Jennings. Paul Reid has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by David Martin. Inswinging corner taken by David Prutton from the left by-line.

16:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Chadwick - Scunthorpe 0 - 1 MK Dons Goal scored by Luke Chadwick from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

16:09

Dean Lewington sends in a cross, Sam Slocombe makes a save.

15:54

A cross is delivered by Darren Potter, Paul Reid manages to make a clearance.

13:39

Effort from 18 yards by Mark Duffy. Save by David Martin. David Prutton takes a short corner, Effort from inside the area by Karl Hawley misses to the left of the goal.

11:56

Mark Duffy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

10:56

David Prutton takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Darren Potter manages to make a clearance.

8:46

Angelo Balanta produces a cross, save made by Sam Slocombe.

7:02

Shot by Connor Jennings from 30 yards. Save by David Martin.

3:49

Darren Potter has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:45

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Martin.

0:27

Josh Walker delivers the ball, Antony Kay makes a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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