Carlisle returned to form after a run of four straight defeats as they secured a convincing win over MK Dons.

Chris Long and Ben Reeves both had decent efforts saved by Carlisle keeper Greg Fleming early on, before the home side took control.

James Berrett's probing free-kick was steered in by Lee Miller and David Amoo set up Brad Potts to slide home for a 2-0 half-time lead.

And Amoo made sure of the points as he headed in from Berrett's corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I've got to stand up and be counted as well, don't think it's just the players. I feel sorry for the fans who have come all this way up to Carlisle.

"The first 20 minutes were abysmal. No style, nothing.

"The players have no excuses. I've just said to them, they've got their individual meetings tomorrow and some of them will be told they've played their last game for me.

"We've got to use some of that money to build this team, because if we don't we'll be struggling."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Carlisle United

  • 20 Fleming
  • 39 Chimbonda
  • 03 Robson
  • 08 Noble
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 30 Meppen-Walter
  • 16 Potts
  • 21 Berrett
  • 09 Miller (Drennan - 76' )
  • 07 Amoo (Dempsey - 84' )
  • 33 Lawrence (Symington - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Livesey
  • 06 Buaben
  • 19 Symington
  • 29 Guy
  • 31 Drennan
  • 32 Dempsey
  • 40 Bouzanis

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 05 Hodson
  • 03 Lewington
  • 08 Potter
  • 24 Kay
  • 04 Flanagan
  • 12 Reeves
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 15 Long (Bowditch - 61' )
  • 14 Alli (Baldock - 45' )
  • 22 Carruthers (Powell - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Bowditch
  • 10 Chadwick
  • 11 Smith
  • 13 McLeod
  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 17 Powell
  • 18 Baldock
Ref: David Coote
Att: 3,007

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

4 3

Corners

4 5

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Carlisle United 3, MK Dons 0.

90:00 +2:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, MK Dons 0.

90:00 +1:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Tom Lawrence.

90:00 +0:49

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by James Berrett.

88:15

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

88:15

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:15

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:15

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

84:47

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

83:51

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United).

83:51

Lee Hodson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Kyle Dempsey replaces David Amoo.

77:03

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:03

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

75:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Michael Drennan replaces Lee Miller.

72:57

Attempt missed. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

72:39

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

70:44

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

64:08

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

64:08

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:03

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

60:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Chris Long.

60:00

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:57

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

58:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 3, MK Dons 0. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Berrett with a cross following a corner.

57:32

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

57:00

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:56

Foul by Anthony Kay (MK Dons).

55:25

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

54:09

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

53:01

Attempt missed. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:50

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:50

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

45:00

Second Half begins Carlisle United 2, MK Dons 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. George Baldock replaces Bamidele Alli.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Samir Carruthers.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Carlisle United 2, MK Dons 0.

43:57

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

43:21

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

42:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 2, MK Dons 0. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Amoo.

37:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 1, MK Dons 0. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Berrett.

37:01

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:01

Foul by Bamidele Alli (MK Dons).

36:31

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:31

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

36:11

Attempt blocked. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

35:41

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

34:08

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

34:08

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

33:42

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

33:42

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:24

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

32:50

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tom Lawrence.

28:06

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

26:25

Attempt missed. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

25:55

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lee Hodson.

23:43

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lee Hodson.

22:40

Foul by Bamidele Alli (MK Dons).

22:40

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

20:41

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

20:04

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:04

Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

16:20

Attempt saved. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

15:53

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

14:55

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

12:39

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

12:03

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

5:29

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

5:29

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:03

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:03

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

3:52

Anthony Kay (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:52

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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