Steven Schumacher equalised with a volley to earn lowly Bury a draw at promotion-chasing MK Dons.
Dons bossed the opening stages and took a deserved lead when Dean Bowditch cut inside from the left to curl home.
Shakers captain Schumacher pulled his side level by hooking a bouncing ball over his shoulder and in from 15 yards.
Both sides had chances to win it, as Izale McLeod missed from six yards for the hosts and Bury striker Lenell John-Lewis fired wide when through.
Despite extending the loan deals of Tom Hopper, Troy Hewitt, Zac Thompson and Ethan Ebanks-Landell this week, Bury could only name four substitutes for the match and did not include Hewitt on the team-sheet because of a virus.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"I thought that was an abysmal refereeing performance, but I can't blame him for our poor performance either.
"We lacked intensity, quality and almost played into their hands.
"We will get better because with the introduction of players they need time to bed into the team, but we can't keep waiting for it.
"It's definitely two points lost. If we've got aspirations of going up, we've got to win these games."
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Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.90:00 +3:48
Lenell John-Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington. Shaun Williams restarts play with the free kick.90:00 +3:29
Craig Jones produces a cross.90:00 +1:39
Steven Schumacher takes a short corner.90:00 +1:21 Booking
Booking Mark Carrington goes into the book.89:58
Inswinging corner taken by Joe Skarz.89:05
Mark Hughes takes the direct free kick.89:05 Substitution
Substitution Mark Carrington is brought on as a substitute for Tom Soares.89:05
Unfair challenge on Tom Soares by Zeli Ismail results in a free kick.85:44
Tom Soares concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chicksen. Free kick taken by Antony Kay.80:46
Dean Lewington crosses the ball, Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance. Antony Kay takes a shot.79:42
Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line, Ethan Ebanks-Landell makes a clearance.78:48
Dean Bowditch produces a cross, save by Trevor Carson.77:58 Substitution
Substitution Zeli Ismail comes on in place of Daniel Powell.77:58 Substitution
Substitution Alan Smith is brought on as a substitute for Izale McLeod.77:14
Izale McLeod fouled by Zac Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Harley.76:13
Corner taken by Ryan Harley played to the near post, clearance made by Tom Soares.74:37
Effort from a long way out by David Worrall goes wide right of the target.73:25
Craig Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Williams. Antony Kay takes the direct free kick.71:45
Tom Soares challenges Adam Chicksen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Shaun Williams, Unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Antony Kay results in a free kick. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.
Lenell John-Lewis produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.70:07
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Worrall by Dean Bowditch. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.65:26
Assist on the goal came from Lenell John-Lewis.65:26 Goal scored
Goal! - Steven Schumacher - MK Dons 1 - 1 Bury Steven Schumacher fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Bury.64:54
The ball is sent over by Craig Jones, clearance by Antony Kay.64:06
Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.64:06 Booking
Booking Dean Bowditch is cautioned.63:59
Foul by Dean Bowditch on Zac Thompson, free kick awarded.62:06
Efetobore Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Izale McLeod. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.58:34
Ryan Harley takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Tom Soares.57:53
Ethan Ebanks-Landell takes a shot. Save by David Martin.57:40
Mark Hughes sends in a cross.57:25
Ryan Harley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis. Steven Schumacher takes the direct free kick.54:09
Shaun Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Lenell John-Lewis. Steven Schumacher delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Antony Kay makes a clearance.53:29 Substitution
Substitution Craig Jones replaces Tom Hopper.53:07
Adam Chicksen delivers the ball, Mark Hughes makes a clearance.49:42
The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Powell. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.49:04
The ball is delivered by David Worrall.48:11
Izale McLeod has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.46:35
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Hopper on Shaun Williams. Shaun Williams takes the free kick.45:17
Effort on goal by Steven Schumacher from long range goes harmlessly over the target.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:00 +1:16 Half time
Half Time The match has reached half-time.45:00 +0:38
Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line, Ethan Ebanks-Landell manages to make a clearance.44:47
Izale McLeod takes a shot. Mark Hughes gets a block in.43:46
Adam Chicksen takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson.41:01
Daniel Powell takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.39:47
Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line, Antony Kay takes a shot. Joe Skarz makes a clearance.39:36
Dean Bowditch sends in a cross, clearance made by Tom Soares.39:18
Dean Lewington fouled by David Worrall, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Harley takes the direct free kick.38:49
Steven Schumacher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Harley. Free kick taken by Darren Potter.38:09
Daniel Powell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.35:31
Steven Schumacher has a shot and went wide of the right-hand post.35:01
Daniel Powell crosses the ball.33:38
The ball is crossed by Joe Skarz.32:29
Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.31:58 Booking
Booking Booking for Daniel Powell.31:40
The ball is sent over by Ryan Lowe.28:51
Free kick awarded for a foul by Efetobore Sodje on Dean Bowditch. Free kick crossed by Ryan Harley.25:23
Tom Hopper delivers the ball, Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Williams. Corner taken by Joe Skarz from the right by-line, Efetobore Sodje takes a shot. Save made by David Martin. Joe Skarz takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Antony Kay.24:37
Izale McLeod takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.23:36
Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot. Adam Chicksen manages to make a clearance.23:03
Corner from right by-line taken by Joe Skarz.22:21
Short corner taken by Joe Skarz from the right by-line.19:28
Izale McLeod takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson.18:45
Foul by Lenell John-Lewis on David Martin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Martin.17:37
Dean Bowditch has an effort at goal. Save by Trevor Carson.16:01
A cross is delivered by Dean Lewington, clearance by Mark Hughes. Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Lenell John-Lewis.14:01
Assist by Ryan Harley.14:01 Goal scored
Goal! - Dean Bowditch - MK Dons 1 - 0 Bury Goal scored by Dean Bowditch from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Bury.12:59
The ball is sent over by Dean Bowditch, clearance by Mark Hughes.12:17
Centre by Dean Lewington, clearance made by Efetobore Sodje.10:51
Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Williams. Corner taken by Joe Skarz.10:14
The assistant referee flags for offside against Izale McLeod. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.9:12
Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell on Ryan Lowe, free kick awarded. David Martin takes the direct free kick.8:26
Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot. Shaun Williams gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Joe Skarz.8:10
The ball is swung over by Lenell John-Lewis, Antony Kay manages to make a clearance.7:31
Centre by Adam Chicksen, clearance by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.6:16
Centre by Tom Soares.5:06
Free kick awarded for a foul by Efetobore Sodje on Izale McLeod. Ryan Harley takes the direct free kick.0:00
The referee gets the match started.
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