Match ends, MK Dons 4, Maidstone United 1.
Kieran Agard netted twice to salvage a 4-1 FA Cup second round victory and spare MK Dons' blushes after non-league Maidstone had threatened to cause an upset.
The Stones, who were looking to secure a place in the third round for the first time since 1978, got off to a flying start at Stadium MK, taking the lead through Magnus Okuonghae after 25 minutes.
The National League outfit took a deserved lead after Zavon Hines' corner caused confusion in the Dons defence and Okuonghae smashed home.
But MK's ruthless quality proved decisive in the second half as Aidan Nesbitt, Agard and Peter Pawlett all found the net for the League One side.
Nesbitt snatched the Dons' leveller after 54 minutes with a left-footed drive that flew past Stones keeper Lee Worgan into the bottom corner.
Agard then netted twice in eight minutes just moments after his introduction - first poking home on 64 minutes before making it 3-1 with a right-footed strike - before Pawlett wrapped things up from inside the box late on.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 19Ebanks-LandellSubstituted forWalshat 71'minutes
- 21NesbittSubstituted forPawlettat 80'minutes
- 15SeagerSubstituted forAgardat 63'minutes
- 14ReasonSubstituted forPaxmanat 83'minutes
- 27HinesSubstituted forLozaat 77'minutes
- 9Sam-YorkeSubstituted forCollinsat 68'minutes
- Martin Coy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, MK Dons 4, Maidstone United 1.
Attempt missed. George B Williams (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alex Finney.
Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Joe Walsh.
Attempt missed. Stuart Lewis (Maidstone United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Goal! MK Dons 4, Maidstone United 1. Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jamar Loza (Maidstone United).
Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).
Joe Anderson (Maidstone United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Josh Hare.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jack Paxman replaces Jai Reason.
Attempt missed. Jai Reason (Maidstone United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, MK Dons. Peter Pawlett replaces Aidan Nesbitt.
Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Maidstone United) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jamar Loza replaces Zavon Hines.
Foul by Conor McGrandles (MK Dons).