Aug 1, 2015 at 2pm UK at ​Spotland
Rochdale
2-1
MK Dons
FT(HT: 0-1)
Bowditch (38')

Result: Donal McDermott, Reuben Noble-Lazarus help Rochdale upset MK Dons

Result: Rochdale shock MK Dons
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Rochdale beat Championship side MK Dons after Reuben Noble-Lazarus and Donal McDermott cancelled out Dean Bowditch's opener.

League One side Rochdale will be the happier of the two teams as they beat Championship team MK Dons 2-1 this afternoon.

Ian Henderson looked Rochdale's strongest player from the off, lobbing the ball over David Martin and the crossbar before heading narrowly over from a corner.

Dons defender Dean Lewington had to receive stitches after clashing heads with a Rochdale player while challenging for the ball, but he was fine to continue after a few minutes on the sideline.

Dean Bowditch then got MK Dons in front with a fine low drive from 15 yards out.

The second half was a slow affair, broken up by the number of substitutions, but Reuben Noble-Lazarus equalised for Dale after 65 minutes, his shot from close range ending up in the back of the net.

Donal McDermott then put Rochdale in front with a smashing shot from 25 yards out six minutes from full time.

Rochdale's first league game of the season will be at home to Peterborough United on August 8.

Ian Henderson of Rochdale celebrates with team mate Bastien Hery after scoring his sides 1st goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Rochdale and Northampotn Town at Spotland Stadium on October 22, 2013
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