Date: 19th September 2015 at 6:28pm
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MK Dons fell to an unlucky 2-1 loss at home to Leeds this afternoon.

Josh Murphy and Sam Gallagher replaced Dean Bowditch and Church in the line-up for a match the Dons were eager to win following three consecutive losses.

The Dons started well with both Baker, Hall and Murphy all having shots from distance fly just wide, while in reply all Leeds could produce was a tame long-range effort from Chris Wood.

But it was the visitors who took the lead on 31 minutes, when Wood converted the penalty given away by Baker.

Leeds then went close again when Wood`s Grigg-esque chested effort from a pin-pint cross missed the target.

Hall then had the Dons` best chance of the half. After an excellent run he found space in the box, but his powerful strike was pushed onto the post before Gallagher somehow failed to convert the rebound, firing over the bar.

The Dons were made to rue their missed chance when Leeds doubled their lead on 43 minutes through a Taylor strike into the bottom right-hand corner too powerful for Martin to save.

Robinson`s side didn`t start the second half quite so well with Mowatt forcing a good save from Martin on 57 minutes.

Yet a double substitution, Church and Reeves for Gallagher and Hall, revitalised the Dons who began to look dangerous, with Poyet`s long-range effort tipped over the bar and Murphy`s powerful shot striking the post.

And their persistence paid off on 74 minutes when Church got a goal back with a tap-in from Murphy`s cross – the Dons` first goal from a striker this season.

Even Carruthers`s deserved sending off on 78 minutes didn`t hinder the Dons attack as they were impressive in looking for the equaliser, but Leeds were able to hold on for three points.