Nov 25, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadium MK
MK Dons
2-2
Rochdale
Grigg (19'), Green (84')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Flanagan (20' og.), Noble-Lazarus (76')
Hery (39'), Noble-Lazarus (78'), Bennett (91'), Lancashire (94')

Result: Late Danny Green goal earns draw for MK Dons

A late goal from Danny Green earns MK Dons a 2-2 draw in their League One fixture at home to Rochdale.

MK Dons have closed the gap on the top three in League One despite being held to a 2-2 draw against Rochdale.

Karl Robinson's side looked on course for defeat before a Danny Green equaliser six minutes from time earned his team a share of the spoils.

Reuben Noble-Lazarus of Rochdale celebrates after scoring his sides 2nd goal during the Sky Bet League One match between MK Dons and Rochdale at Stadium mk on November 25, 2014© Getty Images

The home side started the match on the front foot and it took only five minutes before Carl Baker and Dean Bowditch had sent efforts on goal while Tom Flanagan headed wide from close range.

Ben Reeves saw a free kick well kept out by the goalkeeper but MK Dons finally edged ahead when Will Grigg raced through on goal before clipping the ball over Conrad Logan for his seventh goal of the campaign.

However, a minute later, Rochdale stunned the home crowd with an equaliser courtesy of Flanagan diverting the ball into his own net from a Reuben Noble-Lazarus cross.

MK Dons were momentarily rattled as the visitors grew in confidence but 10 minutes before the break, a flowing move almost resulted in Baker driving a volley into the top corner after neat play from Reeves.

Like in the first half, MK Dons began sharply after the break and could have retaken the lead minutes after the restart when Reeves's shot clipped the underside of the crossbar before being cleared by the Rochdale defence.

Soon afterwards, Grigg was sent clear on goal but unlike earlier in the game, Logan was equal to it before Antony Kay failed to get enough power on his header when well placed.

The hosts continued to come up short in the final third and with 14 minutes remaining, Rochdale went in front when Noble-Lazarus let fly from 25 yards to net his second goal of his loan spell from Barnsley.

It was a strike that deserved to win any game but it wouldn't on this occasion as MK Dons found a response. After initially setting up Benik Afobe, Green reacted quickest after the striker's shot was saved to slot home the rebound.

Steve Cotterill stands on the touchline during his stint as Nottingham Forest on January 17, 2012.
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