MK Dons took brew long to get going in this fixture as they had to come from behind again at Stadium MK. The only difference was that there were fans in the stadium to see The Dons concede early this time round but they also saw Scott Fraser score another penalty to give them something to cheer.
The Dons made a typically shaky start at Stadium MK, despite welcoming their fans into the ground for the first league match in nine months. Following Russell Martin’s men failing to clear a corner, Colin Daniel was able to smash The Brewers into the lead and the side with the third-worst away record in League One, going into the weekend, found themselves in front.
Jake Buxton’s team continued to have the better of the chances as the home side continued to make individual errors in front of their fans. The Dons somehow managed to stay in the game and towards the end of the half, forced a couple of good saves from Kieran O’Hara.
The end of a poor half was greeted with boos by the Dons faithful in the ground. Again, the men in white conceded early and gave themselves an uphill battle in the process.
Half-time: MK Dons 0-1 Burton Albion
Martin must have had some stern words during the break as the hosts came out of the changing rooms with much more intent ahead of the second period. The first 10 minutes of the second half were dominant from MK Dons and this is what the fans had come to expect from their side.
Just when it looked as though Albion were going to see this match out, Carlton Morris won a penalty following a Lasse Sørensen corner and gave Scott Fraser the chance to score against his former club. He duly took that opportunity and got his new side back on terms.
Fraser’s spot-kick did appear to loosen Burton’s shackles. As they no longer had a lead to protect, they seemed to have a presence going forward for the first time in this second period and Lucas Akins may have reinstated his side’s lead but fired over Andrew Fisher’s bar.
In the end, the two managers, who were both players in this fixture last season, had to settle for a share of the spoils. MK Dons failing to keep out an early goal seriously dented their chances of victory but it is the first-ever point against Burton Albion for the men from MK1.
Full-time: MK Dons 1-1 Burton Albion
Man of the match: Stephen Quinn