Bolton 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons- Match Report

Mark Howard spot-kick save denies MK Dons victory at Bolton

Mark Howard's brilliant second-half penalty save preserved a point against MK Dons and kept Bolton top of the League One table after a 1-1 draw

The former Sheffield United goalkeeper pushed Keiran Agard's spot-kick onto the crossbar moments after the Dons had brought themselves level through Ryan Colclough

Phil Parkinson's side took a seventh-minute lead when Jay Spearing's corner was headed back at the far post by Jamie Proctor and Mark Beevers swept home from close range

Wanderers dominated the half and should have doubled their advantage when David Wheater headed over from close range

Agard missed a chance to open his account for the season when he failed to get a touch on Dean Bowditch's low cross and the Dons were level nine minutes after the restart when Colclough slotted home at the second attempt following a save from Howard

Agard then won a penalty after being pulled down by Lewis Buxton, only to be frustrated by a magnificent stop from Howard

Almost immediately Bolton had a good claim for a penalty of their own turned down when Proctor appeared to be fouled in mid-air by Joe Walsh

The home side turned the screw and Newcastle loanee Sammy Ameobi had two late efforts kept out of the net by some excellent goalkeeping by David Martin and some frantic defending.

Source : PA

Source: PA