Bury 0-0 MK Dons

Bury produced a battling performance to end their four-game losing run with a goalless draw against MK Dons.

MK Dons felt they should have had a penalty when Efe Sodje appeared to foul Daniel Powell inside the area, but the referee gave a free-kick instead.

Bury were denied in the final minute when Andy Bishop broke one-on-one but had his effort saved by David Martin.

At the other end, Trevor Carson pulled off a fine save to deny Dons debutant Clinton Morrison an injury-time winner.

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Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

Barker pleased to end run of defeats

"On top of the point, the performance was great.

"What pleased me most was that the players have come in after the game and recognised what it was that got them the point.

"They started decent, but I thought we grew into the game and grew in confidence."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson tells BBC Three Counties Radio:

Robinson questions 'mind blowing' refereeing

"I felt, for large parts of the game, we dominated. We had three or four chances in the first half.

"Second half we had two or three gilt-edge chances that have dropped in the six-yard box.

"But saying that, in the last minute of the game something ridiculous happens and David Martin has to pull us out of trouble, it was a strange ending to a strange draw."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Bury

  • 30 Carson
  • 02 Picken
  • 03 Skarz
  • 16 Sodje
  • 18 Eastham
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 07 Worrall
  • 14 Jones (Amoo - 73' )
  • 15 Coke
  • 23 Byrne
  • 25 Harrad (Bishop - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Belford
  • 04 Cregg
  • 21 Jones
  • 10 Bishop
  • 19 Amoo

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 03 Lewington
  • 12 Chicksen
  • 15 Flanagan
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 08 Potter
  • 13 Williams
  • 17 Powell (Morrison - 58' )
  • 26 Chadwick (Balanta - 58' )
  • 09 Bowditch
  • 19 Ibehre (McNamee - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 06 Beevers
  • 27 McNamee
  • 11 Balanta
  • 29 Morrison
Ref: Coote
Att: 2,378

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

6 7

Corners

4 4

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

93:05 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +0:44

Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Save by David Martin. Corner taken by Angelo Balanta, outswinging corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line, clearance made by Ashley Eastham. Ashley Eastham makes a clearance.

89:45

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Blocked by David Martin.

87:30

Anthony McNamee has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

86:59

David Worrall is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Martin.

86:27

Dean Bowditch takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.

84:40

Clinton Morrison is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

84:09

Shot from 25 yards by Shane Byrne. Save by David Martin.

83:08

Anthony McNamee concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Picken. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

81:47

Andy Bishop challenges Tom Flanagan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Martin.

81:35

The official flags Clinton Morrison offside. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

79:51

Peter Sweeney is penalised for a handball. Darren Potter takes the free kick. Shaun Williams takes a shot. Shane Byrne gets a block in. Shaun Williams takes a shot. Joe Skarz gets a block in.

78:24

Shot by Giles Coke from 12 yards. David Martin makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Sweeney, Shane Byrne has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

75:53

David Amoo fouled by Adam Chicksen, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Skarz. Andy Bishop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Flanagan. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.

74:08

Peter Sweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

72:13 Substitution

Substitution David Amoo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mike Jones.

72:13 Substitution

Substitution Jabo Ibehre leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony McNamee.

72:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Angelo Balanta.

71:57

Stephen Gleeson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

70:01

Giles Coke takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

66:53

David Worrall takes a shot. David Martin makes a comfortable save.

66:03 Substitution

Substitution Andy Bishop replaces Shaun Harrad.

66:03

Darren Potter takes a shot.

64:20

Foul by Peter Sweeney on Dean Bowditch, free kick awarded. Shaun Williams produces a cross, Clinton Morrison has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

61:24

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney, Efetobore Sodje takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

59:55

A cross is delivered by Dean Lewington.

59:16

Foul by Mike Jones on Adam Chicksen, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Chicksen.

58:37

Clinton Morrison challenges Ashley Eastham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

57:33 Substitution

Substitution Clinton Morrison replaces Daniel Powell.

57:33 Substitution

Substitution Luke Chadwick goes off and Angelo Balanta comes on.

57:33

Mike Jones is caught offside.

56:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jabo Ibehre. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

55:25

Mike Jones is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Adam Chicksen.

49:46

Unfair challenge on Mike Jones by Adam Chicksen results in a free kick. Peter Sweeney takes the direct free kick.

48:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Jones on Adam Chicksen. Luke Chadwick takes the free kick. Darren Potter takes a shot. Peter Sweeney gets a block in.

46:22

Daniel Powell fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bowditch takes the free kick.

45:40

Peter Sweeney sends in a cross.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +0:05 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:33

Darren Potter concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Sweeney. Phil Picken restarts play with the free kick.

43:14

Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Shaun Williams from the right by-line, clearance by Ashley Eastham.

41:13

Effort from the edge of the area by Daniel Powell goes wide of the right-hand upright.

40:18

Jabo Ibehre has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

37:48

Shot from outside the area by Mike Jones misses to the left of the goal.

36:07

Shane Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch. Direct free kick taken by Dean Bowditch. Drilled shot by Darren Potter.

34:57

Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Shane Byrne.

34:08

Stephen Gleeson concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Skarz. Direct free kick taken by Joe Skarz.

33:51

Daniel Powell produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Trevor Carson.

32:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Byrne by Luke Chadwick. Giles Coke takes the free kick.

31:50

Unfair challenge on Darren Potter by Shane Byrne results in a free kick. Luke Chadwick takes the direct free kick.

29:43

Dean Lewington challenges David Worrall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Sweeney crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Shaun Williams.

28:31

The referee blows for offside against Shaun Harrad. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

27:37

Darren Potter has a drilled shot and went wide of the right-hand upright.

27:23

Daniel Powell takes a shot. Trevor Carson gets a block in.

25:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Jones by Adam Chicksen. Direct free kick taken by Mike Jones. Jabo Ibehre has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

21:22

Peter Sweeney fouled by Luke Chadwick, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Sweeney takes the direct free kick.

20:42

Foul by David Worrall on Stephen Gleeson, free kick awarded. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.

17:24

Dean Lewington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Picken. Trevor Carson takes the direct free kick.

16:44

Stephen Gleeson concedes a free kick for a foul on David Worrall. Free kick taken by Peter Sweeney. Effort from long range by Giles Coke goes wide right of the target.

13:19

Peter Sweeney delivers the ball in from the corner, Shaun Williams manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney, clearance made by Jabo Ibehre.

10:05

Effort from the edge of the box by Giles Coke goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Powell by Efetobore Sodje. Dean Bowditch crosses the ball in from the free kick.

7:15

Giles Coke challenges Darren Potter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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