League Two
MK Dons1Port Vale1

Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Port Vale

Kieran Agard missed a penalty as MK Dons were held to a draw by Port Vale, which saw the hosts drop out of League Two's automatic promotion spots.

A largely quiet opening 40 minutes saw Vale happy to let the hosts play in front of them as MK Dons probed for the opener.

But when Mitch Clark's overhead clearance was deemed dangerous play, Dons' top scorer Agard saw his penalty and follow-up effort superbly saved by Scott Brown.

Tom Conlon's stylish finish early in the second-half put the visitors in front, only for David Wheeler to tap in Jake Hesketh's cross just four minutes later to restore parity.

Substitute Chuks Aneke had a glorious chance to win it for the Dons in the final quarter, only to find the outside of the post when clean through.

The result leaves Paul Tisdale's outfit with plenty still to do to secure a return to the third tier.

The Dons slip down to fourth place on goal difference with two games to play, ahead of a trip to Colchester and a final day meeting with Mansfield.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 16Martin
  • 24Houghton
  • 3Lewington
  • 18McGrandles
  • 6Cissé
  • 33HarleySubstituted forSimpsonat 77'minutes
  • 21Wheeler
  • 14AgardSubstituted forAnekeat 56'minutes
  • 11HeskethSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 7Watson
  • 10Aneke
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
  • 34Walker

Port Vale

  • 1BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 23Clark
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 14CrookesBooked at 49mins
  • 22ConlonBooked at 51mins
  • 4Joyce
  • 3MontañoSubstituted forVassellat 90+3'minutes
  • 11HannantSubstituted forKayat 65'minutes
  • 7Worrall
  • 17ElliottSubstituted forPopeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Kay
  • 9Pope
  • 12Hornby
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 21Vassell
  • 24Whitfield
  • 28Calveley
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
8,386

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Port Vale 1.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Scott Brown (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Theo Vassell.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Theo Vassell replaces Cristian Montaño because of an injury.

Delay in match Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Adam Crookes (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Conor McGrandles (MK Dons).

Foul by David Wheeler (MK Dons).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Simpson replaces Ryan Harley.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. George Williams replaces Jake Hesketh.

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Daniel Elliott.

Attempt saved. Daniel Elliott (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Leon Legge (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Jake Hesketh (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Crookes (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Antony Kay replaces Luke Hannant because of an injury.

Delay in match Luke Hannant (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Leon Legge (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Luke Hannant (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Mitchell Clark.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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