EFL Cup - First Round
Newport2MK Dons3

Newport County 2-3 Milton Keynes Dons

Dean Bowditch of MK Dons celebrates with team mates after he scores the winner in added time
Dean Bowditch of MK Dons celebrates with team mates after he scores the winner in added time

League One side Milton Keynes Dons advanced to the second round of the EFL Cup after overturning a two-goal deficit at Newport County.

Dean Bowditch scored in injury time to seal the win, adding to his earlier goal from the penalty spot and Ben Tilney's long-range strike.

Exiles' striker Marlon Jackson had opened the scoring on 31 minutes after a cross from the left by Dan Butler.

Mark Randall's penalty doubled County's lead before Dons' stirring comeback.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney said: "I'm angry. I thought we were comfortable in the game, got ourselves into a great position.

"Whenever they have a strong period you've got to be resilient.

"I said to the players, you can't keep conceding goals and we've done that tonight and lost the game."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 5TurleyBooked at 85mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 4Jones
  • 3Butler
  • 6Labadie
  • 8Randall
  • 7ComptonSubstituted forTozerat 4'minutes
  • 13JacksonSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 88'minutes
  • 27RiggSubstituted forGreenat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 12Tozer
  • 14Bignot
  • 15Green
  • 16Sheehan
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 30Bittner

MK Dons

  • 19Nicholls
  • 12Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 22Jackson
  • 24Tilney
  • 31KasumuSubstituted forBowditchat 62'minutes
  • 32Osei-Bonsu
  • 26FurlongSubstituted forPowellat 61'minutes
  • 20Rasulo
  • 30Thomas-AsanteBooked at 46mins
  • 27TshimangaSubstituted forWilliamsat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 9Bowditch
  • 11Williams
  • 17Powell
  • 23Downing
  • 29Burns
  • 33Nombe
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
1,402

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, MK Dons 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, MK Dons 3.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ben Tilney.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, MK Dons 3. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brandon Thomas-Asante.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Scot Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Marlon Jackson.

Jordan Green (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Osei-Bonsu (MK Dons).

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by George B Williams.

Attempt missed. George B Williams (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. George C Williams replaces Kabongo Tshimanga.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Day.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Foul by Jordan Green (Newport County).

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jordan Green replaces Sean Rigg.

Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, MK Dons 2. Ben Tilney (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Marlon Jackson (Newport County).

Scott Wootton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, MK Dons 1. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Ben Tozer (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty MK Dons. Dean Bowditch draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces David Kasumu.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Connor Furlong.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, MK Dons 0. Mark Randall (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by George B Williams (MK Dons) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Sean Rigg (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oran Jackson (MK Dons).

Booking

Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 1, MK Dons 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Newport County 1, MK Dons 0.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Connor Furlong.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Kasumu (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Day.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

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