MK Dons downed 10-man Brentford to record their first away win since the opening day of the season.
Mathias Doumbe grabbed the opener when he rose well to head a corner past Bees goalkeeper Richard Lee.
The away side doubled their lead three minutes later as on-loan striker Angelo Balanta fired an unstoppable volley beyond Lee from 20 yards.
Brentford's misery was compounded when Pim Balkestein saw red for picking up two bookings in as many minutes.
Brentford manager Andy Scott told BBC London 94.9: "We were not alert enough, we weren't on the front foot and we didn't dominate the game in areas that we needed to.
"People didn't do their jobs properly and it is as simple as that.
"We had too many players that were off colour today and didn't influence the game."
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio: "We had a bit of a cutting edge today and didn't make as many individual errors. We had three one-on-ones and it could have been a lot more.
"Credit to them, the way they came out in the second half, and the way they conducted themselves and did the right things, they were a credit to us all.
"It's only a stepping stone and a foot in the right direction, but we have got a long way to go."
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Saturday, 13 November 2010
Npower League One
03 Woodman yellow card
06 Balkestein two yellow cards, red card
22 Osborne yellow card
11 Weston (Forster 70)
16 Wood (Simpson 46)
20 McIndoe (Guy 73 yellow card)
22 Leven yellow card
10 Baldock (Powell 79)
11 Balanta (Ibehre 68)
Ref: GrahamAtt: 4,789
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:28 The referee signals the end of the game.
90:00+2:11 The assistant referee flags for offside against Robbie Simpson. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.
90:00+1:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Woodards by Gary Alexander. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.
88:36 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman from the left by-line.
87:13 Peter Leven crosses the ball in from the free kick, Karleigh Osborne makes a clearance.
87:13 Sent off Red card for Pim Balkestein.
87:06 Pim Balkestein concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Powell.
86:29 David Martin takes the direct free kick.
86:29 Booking The referee books Pim Balkestein for unsporting behaviour.
86:12 Pim Balkestein challenges Daniel Powell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
85:01 Booking Lewis Guy is given a yellow card.
81:01 Dean Lewington fouled by Nicky Forster, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Martin.
80:01 Jabo Ibehre fouled by Pim Balkestein, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Peter Leven, Karleigh
Osborne makes a clearance.
78:38 Substitution Daniel Powell is brought on as a substitute for Sam Baldock.
76:11 Luke Chadwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Woodman. Kevin O'Connor crosses the ball from the free
kick right-footed from left wing.
74:11 Centre by Stephen Wright, Stephen Gleeson makes a clearance.
72:33 Substitution Lewis Guy is brought on as a substitute for Michael McIndoe.
72:12 Michael McIndoe is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.
71:26 Effort on goal by Marcus Bean from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
70:24 Corner taken by Kevin O'Connor from the left by-line played to the near post, Jabo Ibehre manages to make a clearance.
69:37 Substitution Nicky Forster comes on in place of Myles Weston.
67:17 Substitution Angelo Balanta leaves the field to be replaced by Jabo Ibehre.
62:56 Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.
62:56 Booking Karleigh Osborne goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
62:43 Unfair challenge on Angelo Balanta by Karleigh Osborne results in a free kick.
59:00 GOAL - Angelo Balanta:Brentford 0 - 2 MK Dons Angelo Balanta gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford
0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.
58:20 Free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
58:20 Booking Peter Leven goes into the book for persistent infringement.
58:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Woodards on Charlie MacDonald.
56:28 Assist on the goal came from Michael McIndoe.
56:28 GOAL - Mathias Doumbe:Brentford 0 - 1 MK Dons Mathias Doumbe finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Brentford 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.
56:15 Inswinging corner taken by Michael McIndoe,
55:54 Corner taken by Michael McIndoe.
55:41 Angelo Balanta takes a shot. Richard Lee makes a save.
54:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Carrington by Kevin O'Connor. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.
51:59 Corner taken by Kevin O'Connor from the right by-line.
51:40 Craig Woodman takes a shot. David Martin makes a fantastic save.
50:52 The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael McIndoe. Richard Lee takes the free kick.
46:53 Charlie MacDonald is ruled offside. David Martin takes the free kick.
46:10 Unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson by Craig Woodman results in a free kick. Michael McIndoe takes the free kick.
45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
45:01 Substitution Robbie Simpson on for Sam Wood.
45:00+1:01 The ref blows to signal half-time.
44:39 Peter Leven fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.
43:59 Effort from just inside the area by Angelo Balanta hits the post.
41:19 Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael McIndoe, Gary Alexander makes a clearance.
40:52 Corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe, clearance by Gary Alexander.
40:47 A cross is delivered by Michael McIndoe, Stephen Wright manages to make a clearance.
39:33 Angelo Balanta crosses the ball.
38:57 Gary Alexander challenges Dan Woodards unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Martin takes the free kick.
38:08 Shot by Sam Baldock from just outside the area goes over the net.
34:45 Corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor, Pim Balkestein has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
33:16 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe, Dan Woodards takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
32:54 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe from the left by-line, clearance made by Gary Alexander.
31:37 Myles Weston challenges Luke Chadwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Carrington takes the free kick.
30:07 The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by David Martin.
27:41 Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick.
27:41 Booking Craig Woodman receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
27:16 Craig Woodman concedes a free kick for a foul on Angelo Balanta.
26:57 Corner taken by Kevin O'Connor from the right by-line.
26:20 Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin O'Connor, clearance by Dan Woodards.
24:52 The ball is sent over by Michael McIndoe, clearance made by Karleigh Osborne.
23:43 Outswinging corner taken by Myles Weston.
22:44 Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael McIndoe, Header from close range by Dan Woodards clears the bar.
21:08 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevin O'Connor, Close range headed effort by Karleigh Osborne goes wide
of the left-hand post.
20:21 Sam Baldock takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
18:22 Mathias Doumbe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Alexander. Free kick crossed left-footed by Craig Woodman
from right wing.
17:16 The official flags Sam Baldock offside. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.
16:24 Gary Alexander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Angelo Balanta. Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.
15:44 Michael McIndoe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Wood. Stephen Wright restarts play with the free kick.
13:59 The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Baldock. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.
12:03 Effort on goal by Gary Alexander from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
11:35 The offside flag is raised against Michael McIndoe. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.
10:50 Angelo Balanta concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin O'Connor. Craig Woodman takes the direct free kick.
10:00 Charlie MacDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.
9:22 Myles Weston takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Dan Woodards.
8:54 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Myles Weston from the left by-line to the near post, Angelo Balanta makes a clearance.
8:48 The ball is crossed by Stephen Wright, Stephen Gleeson manages to make a clearance.
7:31 Craig Woodman concedes a free kick for a foul on Angelo Balanta. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.
6:00 The ball is swung over by Craig Woodman, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance.
1:25 Stephen Wright fouled by Michael McIndoe, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.
0:00 The referee starts the match.
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