Goals in each half, from Ben Reeves and Jason Banton, gave MK Dons victory at Northampton in the Capital One Cup.

The Dons went in front when Reeves drilled in from 18 yards and could have been two up at the break but for Matt Duke's fine save from Shaun Williams.

After half-time Duke saved from Dele Alli, but Banton was on hand to poke in the rebound to double the Dons' lead.

Roy O'Donovan pulled one back for Town and Matt Heath and David Moyo had chances to level, but the Dons held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I was very pleased. The players who came on made a difference.

"It's a young team out there, and they conducted themselves very well

"(Ben Reeves) is a talent. The kid's a young player, 21 years of age, he's only going to get better during our time. He's still got a lot more to prove.

"(Dele Alli) - I don't think he's for sale, personally. I think it's going to take millions. But I don't want to sell him. There'll be a day that we have to. The kid's destined to be a great player."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 02 Amankwaah (Demontagnac - 70' )
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 06 Collins
  • 23 Heath Booked
  • 08 Morris
  • 12 Tozer
  • 17 Deegan Booked
  • 19 Emerton (Moyo - 85' )
  • 10 O'Donovan Booked
  • 16 Hooper (Toney - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Snedker
  • 18 Artell
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 20 Moyo
  • 22 Dias
  • 27 Toney

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 04 Flanagan
  • 05 Hodson
  • 06 Williams
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 12 Reeves Booked
  • 21 Banton (Galloway - 80' )
  • 33 Bamford (McLeod - 69' )
  • 14 Alli (Chadwick - 62' )
  • 18 Baldock

Substitutes

  • 01 Martin
  • 10 Chadwick
  • 19 Galloway
  • 24 Kay
  • 11 Smith
  • 13 McLeod
Ref: Sarginson
Att: 3,486

Match Stats

Shots

10 22

On target

3 11

Corners

5 7

Fouls

8 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:19 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +5:12

Free kick crossed by Matt Duke.

90:00 +5:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hodson on Ishmel Demontagnac.

90:00 +4:31 Booking

Booking

90:00 +4:31

The referee books Ben Reeves for time wasting.

90:00 +3:18

Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

90:00 +3:15

George Baldock is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

90:00 +2:41

Izale McLeod takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Matt Duke catches the ball.

90:00 +2:10

Corner taken by Ben Reeves from the left by-line.

90:00 +1:30

Headed chance falls to Brendon Galloway. Matt Duke parries the effort to safety.

90:00 +1:20

Corner taken by Ben Reeves.

90:00 +0:36

Clearance by Ian Morris.

90:00 +0:28

Free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.

90:00 +0:06

Matt Heath is caught offside.

89:22

Free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.

89:18

Lee Hodson fouled by Ishmel Demontagnac, the ref awards a free kick.

88:03

Shot by Brendon Galloway cleared the target.

87:37

Corner taken by Ben Reeves from the right by-line.

85:12

David Moyo takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

84:35 Substitution

Substitution David Moyo is brought on as a substitute for Danny Emerton.

83:57

Ishmel Demontagnac has an effort at goal.

83:35

Roy O'Donovan takes a shot.

80:56

Header by Matt Heath misses right.

80:40

Corner taken by Danny Emerton from the right by-line.

79:20

Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

79:12 Substitution

Substitution Brendon Galloway joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Banton.

78:56

The referee blows for offside against Luke Chadwick.

78:15

Free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.

78:04 Booking

Booking

78:04

The referee shows Roy O'Donovan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

77:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Roy O'Donovan on Stephen Gleeson.

76:12

Assist by Ishmel Demontagnac.

76:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Roy O'Donovan - Northamp'n 1 - 2 MK Dons Roy O'Donovan scores a right footed goal. Northampton 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons.

75:20

Shot by Roy O'Donovan went wide right of the post.

74:31

Ivan Toney takes a shot. Ian McLoughlin parries the ball but the danger is not over.

73:44 Substitution

Substitution Ivan Toney comes on in place of JJ Hooper.

72:28

The referee blows for offside.

69:59 Substitution

Substitution Ishmel Demontagnac on for Kevin Amankwaah.

69:40

The ball is delivered by Stephen Gleeson.

69:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Reeves.

68:48 Substitution

Substitution Patrick Bamford leaves the field to be replaced by Izale McLeod.

68:25

Shot by Jason Banton.

67:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Emerton.

65:08

Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

65:03

JJ Hooper challenges George Baldock unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:06

Shot by Patrick Bamford. Matt Duke safely holds on.

61:45 Substitution

Substitution Luke Chadwick comes on in place of Bamidele Alli.

61:14

Header at goal by George Baldock goes right of the post.

60:54

The ball is delivered by Jason Banton.

60:23

George Baldock takes a shot.

59:03

Ben Reeves takes a shot.

57:30

Ian Morris delivers the ball.

56:32

Danny Emerton produces a cross.

53:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Banton - Northamp'n 0 - 2 MK Dons Jason Banton scores with their right foot. Northampton 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.

53:01

Bamidele Alli takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

52:31

Corner taken by Ben Reeves.

52:09

Jason Banton takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Matt Duke fumbles the ball.

50:08

The ball is sent over by JJ Hooper.

49:52

Shot by Patrick Bamford. Matt Duke safely holds on.

47:55

Free kick taken by Ben Reeves.

47:20

Gary Deegan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

47:20 Booking

Booking

47:15

Foul by Gary Deegan on Bamidele Alli, free kick awarded.

46:04

Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

46:01

The assistant referee flags for offside against Roy O'Donovan.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:57 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:56

Ian Morris takes a shot.

44:15

Bamidele Alli takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

43:12

Stephen Gleeson restarts play with the free kick.

42:44

Matt Heath receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

42:44 Booking

Booking

42:18

Matt Heath challenges Bamidele Alli unfairly and gives away a free kick.

41:15

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Deegan.

40:36

Corner taken by Gary Deegan.

39:45

Roy O'Donovan takes a shot. A parry by Ian McLoughlin prevents the goal.

38:40

Free kick taken by Lee Collins.

38:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Emerton by Patrick Bamford.

37:32

The ball is sent over by Danny Emerton.

34:12

Roy O'Donovan takes a shot and cleared the net.

30:15

Free kick taken by Jon Otsemobor.

30:07

Handball by Gary Deegan.

27:10

Shaun Williams crosses the ball.

26:53

Shot by Bamidele Alli went over.

26:34

Shaun Williams takes a shot.

26:00

Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

25:51

Bamidele Alli fouled by Matt Heath, the ref awards a free kick.

25:06

JJ Hooper challenges Tom Flanagan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

24:16

Shot by Jason Banton went wide of the right-hand post.

22:53

Shot by Jason Banton.

20:36

Lee Hodson takes a shot.

19:21

Shaun Williams takes a shot and goes over the bar.

19:02

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Reeves.

18:18

Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

18:04

Foul by Kevin Amankwaah on Jason Banton, free kick awarded.

15:51

Gary Deegan restarts play with the free kick.

15:41

Unfair challenge on Gary Deegan by Jason Banton results in a free kick.

12:09

The assist for the goal came from Patrick Bamford.

12:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Reeves - Northamp'n 0 - 1 MK Dons Ben Reeves slots the ball left footed into the goal. Northampton 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

11:43

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Emerton.

9:38

Free kick taken by Lee Collins.

9:21

The official flags Patrick Bamford offside.

7:58

Shot by Patrick Bamford. Matt Duke parries the ball but the danger is not over.

7:23

Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

7:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against George Baldock.

6:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Reeves.

5:41

Jason Banton takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Matt Duke parries the ball but the danger is not over.

2:50

Free kick crossed by Joe Widdowson.

2:42

George Baldock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Morris.

2:17

Danny Emerton crosses the ball.

2:02

Joe Widdowson restarts play with the free kick.

1:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Bamford on Joe Widdowson.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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