League One
MK Dons1Shrewsbury0

Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

Rhys Healey scored a last-minute winner as MK Dons' League One campaign got up and running with victory over Shrewsbury.

This was the Dons' first game of the season following their opening-day postponement at Bury, and they left it late to snatch the points when Healey netted in the third minute of stoppage time.

Paul Tisdale's side went close inside six minutes when Hiram Boateng's cross found forward Jordan Bowery on the edge of the Shrewsbury box, but his first-time effort flew just over the crossbar.

The visitors should have gone in at half-time with a 1-0 lead when Ryan Giles picked out Dave Edwards inside the penalty area, only for his first-time effort to cannon off the underside of the crossbar before being scrambled clear.

Healey was brought back to Stadium MK in the summer after an impressive loan spell last term, and the former Cardiff striker was on hand to poke home a last-minute winner from a Ben Reeves cross.

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Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 16MartinBooked at 53minsSubstituted forCargillat 78'minutes
  • 4Walsh
  • 25Brittain
  • 24Houghton
  • 18McGrandlesSubstituted forReevesat 72'minutes
  • 3Lewington
  • 26Boateng
  • 14Agard
  • 9BowerySubstituted forHealeyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Poole
  • 6Cargill
  • 7Reeves
  • 8Gilbey
  • 10Healey
  • 22Moore
  • 33Harley

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 17Love
  • 5WilliamsSubstituted forBecklesat 12'minutes
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Pierre
  • 11Giles
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 27mins
  • 16Vincelot
  • 18McCormickSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes
  • 7Whalley
  • 20MorisonSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 3Golbourne
  • 6Beckles
  • 10Okenabirhie
  • 15Walker
  • 21Eisa
  • 26Rowland
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
7,967

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. George Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Callum Brittain (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Williams.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kieran Agard.

Attempt missed. Romain Vincelot (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

Attempt saved. David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Rhys Healey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Steve Morison.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Brad Walker replaces Luke McCormick.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Baily Cargill replaces Russell Martin.

Attempt missed. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Houghton.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Max O'Leary.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Conor McGrandles.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Rhys Healey replaces Jordan Bowery.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (MK Dons) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hiram Boateng.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Attempt missed. Luke McCormick (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Luke McCormick tries a through ball, but Shaun Whalley is caught offside.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke McCormick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Callum Brittain.

goal

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