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11 March

15 March

29 March

26 April

Dele Alli scores a hat trick v Notts County

Top Tier opens, v Peterborough. Att: 9,590

Record home league attendance of 20,516 v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Dean Lewington makes his 500th appearance, v Rotherham United D 2-2


26 August

20 September

29 November

20 December

3 May

Record home attendance of 26,969 as the Dons beat Manchester United 4-0 in Capital One Cup, Round 2

Dons beat Crewe 6-1. Dele Alli scores a hat trick

Dons beat Colchester 6-0, the highest winning
margin to date. Benik Afobe scores his first hat trick

Dons beat Oldham 7-0, their highest-ever score in a competitive game

Dons beat Yeovil 5-1 in front of a 16,965 crowd to win automatic promotion to the Championship


8 August

23 September

5 December

7 May

Dons play their first game in the Championship at Rotherham, winning 4-1 and topping the table.

Dons fall to their highest-ever defeat, losing 6-0 to Southampton in the Capital One Cup, Round 3

A 2-0 loss at Brentford means the Dons are 20th, a position they never better again in the season

Dons finish 23rd and are relegated to League One


6 August

23 October

2 December

10 December

30 April

Dons kick off the season in 8th place after a 1-0
win at Shrewsbury, their highest position apart from one game for the rest of the year

After a poor run of games and the Dons just above the relegation zone Karl Robinson is sacked

Robbie Neilson becomes Dons Manager

Dons' first home win for eight months, beating AFC Wimbledon 1-0 in Neilson's first game in charge

Dons finish 12th after a 4-1 win at Walsall


5 August

20 January

22 January

22 April

28 April

Dons start the season 19th in the table after losing 1-0 at home to Wigan and apart from a three-week spell in September never rise above 13th again

A 1-0 defeat at Northampton Town sees the Dons in the relegation zone and Robbie Neilson is sacked

Dan Micciche is appointed Manager

Micciche is sacked

A 2-0 loss at home to Scunthorpe sees the Dons relegated to EFL2


6 June

23 October

17 November

4 May

Paul Tisdale is appointed Manager

Dons go 2nd after beating Notts County 2-1

Dons reach the top spot with a 2-0 win against Macclesfield Town

Dons beat Mansfield Town to secure third place and automatic promotion back to League One


3 August

10 August

14 September

2 November

The opening game is suspended after opponents Bury fail to satisfy the EFL about their finances

Dons beat Shrewsbury 1-0 with a 93rd minute screamer from Rhys Healey.

Dons beat Blackpool 3-0 at home.

After nine league games without a win, Paul Tisdale is sacked as the Dons slip into the relegation zone. Russell Martin is appointed first team coach.

The Dons’ Timeline

2004 -2006

7 August 04

21 August

7 December

3 January 05

16 February 06

6 May

First game as MK Dons v Barnsley D.1-1. Att: 4,720

First Penalty scored by MK Dons Allan Smart,
v AFC Bournemouth. Lose 1-3  

Danny Wilson replaces Stuart Murdoch as Manager

Dons lose 5-0 v Hartlepool United

Dons lose 5-0 v Huddersfield Town

Relegated to Division Two


27 June

20 January

27 January

17 May

Martin Allen replaces Danny Wilson as Manager

Clive Platt scores the first MK Dons hat trick,
v Barnet

Dons lose 5-0 to Rochdale

Dons lose Play-off semi-final v Shrewsbury 1-2 on aggregate


25 June

11 August

8 December

2 February

30 March

26 April

Paul Ince replaces Martin Allen as Manager

First league game at Stadium MK v Bury, Lost 1-2 Attendance:5,002

Dons beat Accrington Stanley 5-0.

Mark Wright scores hat trick v Bury

Winners of Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, v Grimsby Town Win 2-0, Wembley Stadium (Att: 56,618)

Promoted to Division One as Champions of
Division Two


2 July

31 January

 15 May

Roberto Di Matteo replaces Paul Ince as Manager

Aaron Wilbraham scores a hat trick v Cheltenham Town

Dons lose Play-off semi-final v Scunthorpe United
7-6 on penalties after 1-1 on aggregate


3 July

16 January

13 February

Paul Ince replaces Roberto Di Matteo as Manager

Dons beat Hartlepool United 5-0

Dons lose 5-0 to Carlisle


10 May

12 March

 19 May

Karl Robinson replaces Paul Ince as Manager

Sam Baldock scores a hat trick v Colchester United

Dons lose Play-off semi-final v Peterborough United, 3-4 on aggregate


20 August

18 February

 15 May

Sam Baldock scores a hat-trick v Chesterfield

Dons beat Oldham Athletic 5-0

Dons lose Play-off semi-final v Huddersfield Town
2-3 on aggregate


22 September

2 December


26 January

16 February

27 April

Dean Bowditch scores a hat trick v Bury

Dons beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in the FA Cup 2nd Round with the legendary "heel of God" back flick from Jon Otsemobor in stoppage time

FA Cup 4th round: Dons beat QPR 4-2 away

FA Cup 5th Round: Dons lose 3-1 to Barnsley
at home

Dons finish 8th with a 2-0 win at Stevenage

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