MK Dons 4-1 Bradford City - Dons end win-less run in some style

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FULL TIME: MK Dons 4-1 Bradford City

Now that’s a new manager bounce! Dominant from the off, Dons have thumped Bradford here, and 4-1 is flattering because it could have been much more.

What a turnaround, and what a way to end a nine-match winless run in League Two.

MK Dons celebrate Joe Tomlinson’s opening goal against Bradford City
MK Dons celebrate Joe Tomlinson’s opening goal against Bradford City

Stoppage time

Six minutes to be added on... Don’t think we’ll be getting the same drama as last week...

90 mins: GOAL! Gilbey makes sure

That’s surely got to be enough, right?! Alex Gilbey through on goal, picks out the bottom corner to make it 4-1!

89 mins: Dons make their final change

Ethan Robson has run himself into the ground once again, and gets a little rest at the end here, replaced by Dawson Devoy

83 mins: Robson goes it alone

Ethan Robson bursts forwards from half-way, he’s got Tomlinson in ACRES of space to his left but he goes it alone, with options to his right too, but the shot brushes the outside of the net.

Tomlinson is FURIOUS

81 mins: Bradford make their final change

Osadebe is replaced by Harry Chapman

79 mins: Lewis saves again

Cross from Norman misses Eisa and picks out Gilbey, who looks to direct his header goalwards, and Lewis gets something on it but it bobbles onto the post for a fourth time

77 mins: Mo time, replacing Dean

Max Dean has been sensational again tonight and he being roared off the park as he is replaced by Mo Eisa

Tonight’s attendance

Tonight’s attendance is 5,510

73 mins: Another double change for Bradford

Cook hasn’t had a sniff tonight up front, he’s replaced y Tyler Smith.

And caretaker boss McDonald comes off for Clarke Oduor.

71 mins: Payne should have a second

Oh Payne really should be scoring there. He breaks through from the half-way line, one-on-one with Lewis after skipping past Taylor’s last ditch challenge, but the keeper once again denies Dons.

64 mins: Double change for Bradford

Rayhaan Tulloch replaces Bobby Pointon, and former Dons loanee Dan Oyegoke comes on for Adam Wilson

62 mins: Dons make a change

Conor Grant makes way for MJ Williams. Solid performance from the Irishman in his first league start of the season

58 mins: GOAL! Dean gets his reward

That was the hardest one of the lot! Somehow he gets something on Tomlinson’s low cross under pressure from Ash Taylor, diverting it into the top corner!

Dons are 3-1 up!

57 mins: Dons can’t clear

A couple of long throws into the Dons box have caused issues, Dons just can’t get rid of the ball. Pointon though gets his lines wrong from the edge of the box and puts his effort wide of the mark

54 mins: Dean hits the frame again!

Oh another chance for Dean, and he’s hit the post for a second time in as many minutes, this time off balance but he has Lewis beaten but hits the base of the frame

53 mins: What a save!

Harry Lewis has earned his keep tonight, Tomlinson does so well to nod down Gilbey’s cross into Dean 12 yards out in the middle of goal, but the striker’s fierce strike is tipped onto the bar!

49 mins: Bradford starting well

The visitors have come out of the dressing rooms well here so far, very much the team on top. Dons have not really had a lot of the ball, can’t get a lot of control as they did in the first-half


Max Dean restarts the game for the second-half, no changes for either side at the break

In the picture: Joe Tomlinson opens the scoring

What a half for MK Dons at Stadium MK - they lead 2-1 but should be even further ahead