Lewis Guy's volleyed winner for Carlisle against his former club ended MK Dons' unbeaten home run this season.

Daniel Powell, Darren Potter and Samir Carruthers all flashed half-volleys narrowly wide as the Dons controlled a subdued first half an hour.

But Guy then swivelled to meet David Amoo's knock-down, crashing the ball high into the net.

Mark Gillespie protected the first-half lead, tipping Carruthers' curled effort over the bar as the hosts battled back

Izale McLeod and Patrick Bamford both planted headers narrowly wide as the Dons slipped to their third defeat in four games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"There was part of that we know wasn't acceptable.

"Today we've shown that maybe our squad isn't good enough.

"For 25 minutes we dominated that game, we passed it quickly, we had three or four guilt-edged chances which we missed and we can't keep missing these chances.

"If you go and take five players out of any group, they are going to be extremely weakened."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 05 Hodson (Baldock - 54' )
  • 03 Lewington
  • 08 Potter Booked
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 04 Flanagan
  • 17 Powell
  • 22 Carruthers (Chadwick - 54' )
  • 15 Bamford
  • 12 Reeves
  • 21 Banton (McLeod - 54' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Chadwick
  • 11 Smith
  • 13 McLeod
  • 18 Baldock
  • 19 Galloway
  • 20 Rasulo
  • 50 Burns

Carlisle United

  • 01 Gillespie
  • 31 McSweeney (Livesey - 55' )
  • 02 Townsend
  • 12 Thirlwell Booked
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 39 Chimbonda
  • 07 Amoo
  • 16 Potts (Miller - 84' )
  • 29 Guy (Symington - 63' )
  • 08 Noble
  • 03 Robson

Substitutes

  • 05 Livesey
  • 09 Miller
  • 14 Gillies
  • 17 Beck
  • 19 Symington
  • 21 Fleming
  • 22 Eccleston
Ref: Andy D'Urso
Att: 6,675

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

3 2

Corners

9 2

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, MK Dons 0, Carlisle United 1.

90:00 +4:23 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Carlisle United 1.

90:00 +2:28

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

90:00 +2:28

Conor Townsend (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:27

Foul by Tom Flanagan (MK Dons).

90:00 +1:27

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:02

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:02

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

85:53

Danny Livesey (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

85:15

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by George Baldock.

84:48

Foul by Luke Chadwick (MK Dons).

84:48

Conor Townsend (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Lee Miller replaces Brad Potts.

83:24

Jon Otsemobor (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:24

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

82:50

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

82:50

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:28

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Paul Thirlwell.

81:22

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

79:46

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:46

Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).

78:54

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

78:09

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

72:39

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

69:47

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

69:47

Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:26

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

63:58 Booking

Booking Darren Potter (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

63:49

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

63:49

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Lewis Guy.

59:50

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

59:10

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

58:34

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:34

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

57:11

Foul by Tom Flanagan (MK Dons).

57:11

Lewis Guy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Danny Livesey replaces Leon McSweeney.

53:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Luke Chadwick replaces Samir Carruthers.

53:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Izale McLeod replaces Jason Banton.

53:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. George Baldock replaces Lee Hodson.

51:28

Attempt missed. Conor Townsend (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:24

Leon McSweeney (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49:21

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

48:33

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

47:21

Attempt missed. Lewis Guy (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:54

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Liam Noble.

45:00

Second Half begins MK Dons 0, Carlisle United 1.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, MK Dons 0, Carlisle United 1.

45:00 +0:47

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:19 Booking

Booking Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:07

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:07

Foul by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United).

43:33

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

42:32

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Matty Robson.

42:13

Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

41:56

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

41:46

Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

34:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 0, Carlisle United 1. Lewis Guy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Amoo.

31:43

Tom Flanagan (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:43

Foul by Lewis Guy (Carlisle United).

31:29

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

30:29

Hand ball by Leon McSweeney (Carlisle United).

28:50

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

27:09

Attempt missed. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

25:30

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

23:06

Attempt missed. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

15:25

Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:25

Foul by Leon McSweeney (Carlisle United).

13:20

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

13:20

Leon McSweeney (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:02

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

11:41

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Paul Thirlwell.

11:23

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

11:07

Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

4:51

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

3:43

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

2:29

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

2:29

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:39

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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