Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, MK Dons 1.
Super-sub Paddy Madden scored twice as leaders Scunthorpe fought back from behind to beat MK Dons.
He transformed the game after the visitors threatened a fifth away win after coming off the bench on the hour as part of a double change which also brought on Kevin Van Veen.
The two made an almost instant impact, combining for the 66th-minute equaliser.
Van Veen found room in the box to get in a shot that keeper David Martin could not hold and Madden raced in to apply the finishing touch from close range.
He then fired Scunthorpe in front in the 81st minute, sweeping his shot low into the bottom far corner from an inviting low cross from the right by Josh Morris.
The home side had started on the front foot and were almost gifted a second-minute lead when Martin fumbled a shot from Duane Holmes against his own crossbar.
Martin was the central figure again in the 11th minute when the home side had strong appeals for a penalty turned down when striker Tom Hopper appeared to be floored in the box by a high challenge from the keeper.
MK Dons, with one of the best away records in the Football League, weathered the early storm and snatched a 37th-minute lead when poor defending down Scunthorpe's right flank freed Ben Reeves to deliver a low cross into the box which was turned home by striker Kieran Agard.
They comfortably held that lead until Madden and Van Veen changed the game.
Match reports supplied by the Press Association.
- 1DanielsSubstituted forAnyonat 75'minutes
- 5M Wallace
- 12BishopBooked at 75mins
- 19HolmesBooked at 22minsSubstituted forMaddenat 61'minutes
- 18SmallwoodSubstituted forvan Veenat 61'minutes
- 10van Veen
- 3LewingtonBooked at 88mins
- 4WalshBooked at 70mins
- 23DowningBooked at 79minsSubstituted forTshimangaat 90+3'minutes
- 7CarruthersBooked at 75mins
- 10ReevesBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPowellat 87'minutes
- 8PotterBooked at 13mins
- 28MaynardBooked at 90mins
- 9BowditchBooked at 54minsSubstituted forColcloughat 71'minutes
- Mark Haywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, MK Dons 1.
Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).
Substitution, MK Dons. Kabongo Tshimanga replaces Paul Downing.
Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).
Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).
Hand ball by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Murray Wallace.
Attempt blocked. Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Ben Reeves.
Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Anyon.
Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.