Date: 19th December 2015 at 8:57pm
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MK Dons fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat away at Nottingham Forest this afternoon.

Robinson made two changes from the side that beat Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, with Bowditch and Reeves replacing Baker and Murphy.

The Dons were in good spirits following that 2-1 victory, but their mood was quashed after just two minutes when Oliveira broke through a sleeping away defence, with Lewington absent from his left-back position, to finish from 15 yards.

Hall did produce a good effort from a 25-yard-effort, but as soon as the Dons had begun to get into the game Forest had their second on 16 minutes. The home side had already had a couple more good efforts, and this time Mendes completely evaded the Dons defence, having ample time and two touches to finish past Martin after the ball was crossed in.

That was the last real action of the first half during which the Dons were looking to get forward but Forest remained comfortable.

Dean Bowditch had a great chance to pull one back on 55 minutes, but his effort from short range was fired straight at the keeper.

The home side then had a number of good chances of their own. Martin tipped Lansbury`s free kick behind for a corner on 62 minutes before Oliveira saw his long range effort hit the post.

It was looking impossible for the Dons to find a way back into the game, but they were given a lifeline when Murphy was brought down in the box. From the resultant penalty however, Maynard`s poor effort was saved.

The pain of this was quelled however as, just a couple of minutes later on 81 minutes, Murphy finished superbly from a tight angle after being played in by Lewington.

Much like the game against Ipswich last Saturday, the Dons piled on the pressure in the last 10 not just with desperation but good football. But despite their efforts, Forest defended well, as they had down throughout the game, to claim all three points.