Patrick Bamford's strike was enough to help MK Dons secure their first win of the season against Crewe.

The on-loan Chelsea striker capped an impressive display when he tapped home a low Jason Banton cross, having earlier hit the crossbar.

Crewe were dominated in the first half but came alive in the closing stages as the Dons weathered a storm.

The best chance fell to George Ray, who placed his free header wide from Ajay Leitch-Smith's free kick.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons manger Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties:

"I thought that was a wonderful first half performance. Second half, I thought we had a 30 minute spell where we were poor, diabolical to an extent. Sloppy, lethagic and not like us.

"George [Baldock] played in the wide-right position - we took a chance on playing him because of his performance on Tuesday but he's proven it was a worthwhile decision for us.

"Second half, they showed their youthfulness in the final third, and rather than killing the game off in the first 15 minutes, we let them back into it.

"It's been a good week. Two wins and a draw. I don't think as a manager I can ask for too much more than that."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 05 Hodson
  • 06 Williams
  • 12 Reeves
  • 24 Kay
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 08 Potter
  • 18 Baldock Booked
  • 21 Banton (Chadwick - 69' )
  • 14 Alli Booked
  • 33 Bamford (McLeod - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 04 Flanagan
  • 10 Chadwick
  • 22 Carruthers
  • 11 Smith
  • 13 McLeod

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Martin
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Mellor
  • 04 Davis Booked
  • 12 Ray
  • 07 Clayton (Turton - 69' )
  • 08 Osman
  • 27 Colclough
  • 42 Grant (West - 74' )
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Oliver - 69' )
  • 26 Aneke

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Robertson
  • 05 Ellis
  • 20 Turton
  • 23 West
  • 19 Oliver
Ref: Lewis
Att: 6,911

Match Stats

Shots

19 10

On target

5 2

Corners

5 3

Fouls

11 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:38 Full time

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

90:00 +3:49

Bamidele Alli is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +3:49 Booking

Booking

90:00 +2:43

Free kick taken by David Martin.

90:00 +2:37

Unfair challenge on Antony Kay by Vadaine Oliver results in a free kick.

90:00 +1:19

Izale McLeod takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

90:00 +1:03

Ben Reeves delivers the ball.

89:44

Michael West has an effort at goal. David Martin safely holds on.

88:41

Shot by Oliver Turton went over the net.

88:24

Michael West takes a shot.

87:17

Unfair challenge on David Martin by Abdul Osman results in a free kick.

86:59

Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

86:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Williams on Chuks Aneke.

85:42

Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael West.

85:10

Ryan Colclough takes a shot. David Martin parries the ball away.

84:53

Matt Tootle produces a cross.

84:05

The ball is sent over by Ben Reeves.

83:49

Vadaine Oliver manages to make a clearance.

83:45

Corner taken by Ben Reeves from the .

83:10

Clearance by Harry Davis.

82:49

Centre by Vadaine Oliver.

81:25 Substitution

Substitution Izale McLeod joins the action as a substitute, replacing Patrick Bamford.

79:52

Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

79:43

The referee blows for offside.

79:16

Shot by Bamidele Alli. Alan Martin parries the effort to safety.

78:25

Alan Martin makes a clearance.

78:13

Ben Reeves sends in a cross.

76:39

Clearance by Antony Kay.

76:10

The ball is crossed by Lee Hodson.

75:28

Header at goal by Matt Tootle goes right of the post.

75:14

George Ray produces a cross.

73:52 Substitution

Substitution Michael West on for Anthony Grant.

72:40

Anthony Grant takes the free kick.

72:33

Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by George Baldock results in a free kick.

72:14

George Ray sends in a cross.

71:04

Bamidele Alli takes a shot. Blocked by George Ray.

70:36

Clearance by Harry Davis.

70:28

The ball is sent over by George Baldock.

69:43

Shaun Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Abdul Osman.

69:33

Ben Reeves takes the free kick.

68:55 Substitution

Substitution Luke Chadwick joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Banton.

68:28 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Turton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Max Clayton.

68:06 Substitution

Substitution Vadaine Oliver on for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

67:30

Anthony Grant challenges Bamidele Alli unfairly and gives away a free kick.

65:52

The ball is crossed by Patrick Bamford.

65:25

Clearance by Shaun Williams.

65:19

Matt Tootle sends in a cross.

63:38

Stephen Gleeson manages to make a clearance.

63:29

The ball is sent over by Max Clayton.

61:15

A cross is delivered by Stephen Gleeson.

60:41

Shot by Matt Tootle went over the crossbar.

58:46

Shot by Harry Davis. Antony Kay gets a block in.

58:37

Free kick crossed by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

58:07 Booking

Booking

58:07

The referee shows George Baldock a yellow card.

57:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Baldock on Ryan Colclough.

57:15

Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

57:08

Unfair challenge on Harry Davis by Patrick Bamford results in a free kick.

55:25

Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

55:09

Unfair challenge on Harry Davis by Antony Kay results in a free kick.

54:55

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

54:45

Matt Tootle makes a clearance.

54:26

Header by George Ray misses right.

54:11

Free kick taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

53:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Williams on Ryan Colclough.

51:55

Free kick taken by Antony Kay.

51:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Colclough on George Baldock.

49:25

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

49:01

Shot by Patrick Bamford.

48:38

The ball is crossed by Darren Potter.

47:49

Shot comes in from Shaun Williams from the free kick. Alan Martin fumbles the ball.

47:07 Booking

Booking

47:07

Booking for Harry Davis for unsporting behaviour.

46:48

Harry Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bamidele Alli.

46:26

Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

46:17

Stephen Gleeson fouled by Chuks Aneke, the ref awards a free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:14 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +3:00

Antony Kay has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

45:00 +2:42

Corner taken by Ben Reeves.

45:00 +1:54

Kelvin Mellor makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:47

A cross is delivered by Jason Banton.

44:56

Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

44:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bamidele Alli by Chuks Aneke.

42:03

Shot by Max Clayton missed to the right of the net.

41:56

The ball is swung over by Ryan Colclough.

40:17

Bamidele Alli makes a clearance.

40:10

Free kick taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

39:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Mellor by Ben Reeves.

38:48

Bamidele Alli takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

38:37

Clearance made by George Ray.

38:28

The ball is delivered by Darren Potter.

38:01

Shaun Williams takes the free kick.

37:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Potter by Chuks Aneke.

37:08

Shot from the free kick by Shaun Williams went wide of the right-hand post.

36:22

Bamidele Alli fouled by George Ray, the ref awards a free kick.

34:49

Shot by Stephen Gleeson missed to the left of the net.

31:28

Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

31:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Patrick Bamford.

31:10

George Ray restarts play with the free kick.

30:38

Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Bamidele Alli results in a free kick.

28:12

Chuks Aneke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Potter.

24:32

Free kick taken by Shaun Williams.

24:24

Foul by Anthony Grant on Jason Banton, free kick awarded.

23:11

Stephen Gleeson takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

22:46

Jason Banton takes a shot.

19:33

The assist for the goal came from Jason Banton.

19:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick Bamford - MK Dons 1 - 0 Crewe Patrick Bamford grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Crewe.

19:25

Centre by Jason Banton.

18:49

Free kick taken by David Martin.

18:42

George Ray is ruled offside.

18:36

Free kick crossed by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

18:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Bamidele Alli.

17:21

Ajay Leitch-Smith delivers the ball.

17:12

Free kick taken by Kelvin Mellor.

16:57

Bamidele Alli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Mellor.

16:36

Stephen Gleeson sends in a cross.

16:09

Corner from the taken by Ben Reeves.

15:32

Shot by Shaun Williams. Alan Martin parries the effort to safety.

15:16

Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Bamidele Alli.

14:50

David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

14:36

Unfair challenge on Shaun Williams by Kelvin Mellor results in a free kick.

13:15

Patrick Bamford has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

12:25

Ryan Colclough has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

12:16

A cross is delivered by Matt Tootle.

11:59

Free kick taken by Harry Davis.

11:50

Darren Potter concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant.

11:11

Shot by Patrick Bamford went wide right of the target.

10:29

Antony Kay makes a clearance.

9:27

David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

9:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Williams by George Ray.

9:06

Corner taken by Ryan Colclough.

8:49

Lee Hodson makes a clearance.

6:44

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

5:14

Shot by Stephen Gleeson. Alan Martin catches the ball.

5:07

The ball is swung over by Jason Banton.

4:57

Jason Banton delivers the ball.

4:17

Shaun Williams takes the free kick.

4:09

The official flags Ryan Colclough offside.

3:10

David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

3:05

Ajay Leitch-Smith is ruled offside.

1:48

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

1:26

The ball is crossed by Ben Reeves.

1:06

Patrick Bamford fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

0:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Bamford by Abdul Osman.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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