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Bury finished September with a 2-0 loss to MK Dons despite enjoying large portions of success throughout the game. It took The Dons only 6 minutes to take the lead, when a simple ball over the top put striker Osman Sow clean through and he finished coolly for his second goal of the season. It was MK who dominated the early proceedings, but gradually Bury grew into the game and had their first chance on the 16th minute when Michael Smith saw his shot saved after great work from Chris Maguire.
On the half hour mark Smith was played in again, but his shot was comfortably saved by Dons keeper Lee Nicholls. A few minutes later Bury broke away following an MK Dons corner and Jermaine Beckford played Josh Laurent through but with just the keeper to beat his effort crashed against the side netting.
No changes were made at the interval and the game resumed with Bury applying the pressure, Chris Humphrey went close with a volley from outside the box, but a deflection took the venom out of the shot and the keeper was able to make the save. Leo Fasan made a smart save to deny Alex Gilbey, but from the resulting corner ex Shaker Ethan Ebanks-Landell rose highest to nod home The Dons second of the afternoon.
On the seventy-minute mark Mihai Dobre came on for Alex Whitmore and yet again the on-loan winger looked dangerous, with his direct style of play scaring the life out of tiring defenders. Even winning Burys man of the match award despite only being on the pitch for twenty minutes.
The defeat ensures Mk Dons maintain their record of never losing at Gigg Lane and in the process ended Burys three game unbeaten run. Coincidentally the Shakers sit just outside the relegation zone on goal difference, and with no game next week due to Oldham having too many international call ups, boss Lee Clark must be feeling the heat after a poor start to the season.