Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons

6 Aug

MK Dons started life after relegation from the Championship with a hard-earned win at Shrewsbury.


Daniel Powell’s second-half goal proved the difference as Karl Robinson’s men collected maximum points.

Dons threatened from two early corners, with Dean Lewington heading over and Joe Walsh then forcing a comfortable save from goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.

But Shrewsbury, once they settled, started to pose the visitors problems. Louis Dodds dragged a shot wide and saw an effort well held by goalkeeper David Martin, diving to his left.

AJ Leitch-Smith was denied by an excellent challenge from defender Walsh and then Jim O’Brien also went close for Shrewsbury when he fired narrowly wide from the edge of the penalty area.

Shaun Whalley attempted to break the deadlock for the hosts early in the second half, but his effort was safely gathered at his near post by the alert Martin.

Dons had found clear chances hard to come by until they struck the winner in the 73rd minute.

Shrewsbury sub Abu Ogogo was dispossessed in his own penalty area by Ed Upson and Powell rifled an angled shot powerfully past Leutwiler from 15 yards to settle a tight game in favour of the visitors.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

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Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, MK Dons 1.

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

Substitution, MK Dons. George B Williams replaces Nicky Maynard.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Baldock.

Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Hand ball by Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons).

Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Shrewsbury Town).

Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ethan Jones replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town).

Giorgio Rasulo (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces George C Williams.

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Shaun Whalley.

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, MK Dons 1. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ed Upson.

Foul by George C Williams (MK Dons).

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Walsh (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Attempt blocked. Jim O’Brien (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Abu Ogogo replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Attempt blocked. George C Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by George C Williams (MK Dons).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

George C Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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