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Emirates FA Cup Match Preview: MK Dons (H)

29 November 2020

The Bees are back in Emirates FA Cup action this afternoon, up against League One opposition again, in the form of MK Dons.

FIXTURE DETAILS:

Barnet FC vs MK Dons

Sunday 29th November 2020, 13:30 KO

The Hive London

Emirates FA Cup Second Round

THE DONS

League Position: 17th in League One (P14 W3 D5 L6)

Last Result: MK Dons 2-2 Shrewsbury Town (League One, Tuesday 24th November)

Manager: Russell Martin

Club Captain: Dean Lewington

The Dons were made to work to qualify for the second round of the Emirates FA Cup, needing penalties to get past the Bees Vanarama National League counterparts, Eastleigh.

The Milton Keynes side have struggled to find consistency this season, finding themselves only a point above the relegation zone, in what is already a tight battle in the bottom half of League One. As well as this they have been knocked out of the EFL Cup, though find themselves top of their EFL Trophy group.

Despite their poor form, they recently pulled off an impressive away win, their first in 14 months, against Sunderland.

They also bolster a strong core of players both defensively and offensively, including the likes of Irish International Richard Keogh and former Premier League striker Cameron Jerome, both of which the Bees will have to keep a close eye on.

THE BEES

A well-earned point on Tuesday night against play-off chasers Hartlepool United would have been a big boost for the players, after the previous three games since the last run out in the Emirates FA Cup had all been defeats, in which the Bees had conceded nine goals. Defensively the team looked sharper, especially boosted by the return of captain James Dunne, after he returned to the line up having been injured for nearly a month.

The Bees will know what to expect when Sunday comes around, having already beaten League One Burton Albion 1-0 in the last round of the competition, in what was a well-fought out win, despite having Matt Preston sent off before half time.

MK Dons may offer a different challenge, but as we have seen in the past, the Bees are always up for a cup upset and will be looking to get into the Third Round for the second time in three years. 

LAST TIME WE MET:

The sides last met in the First Round of the EFL Trophy back in 2016, with the Dons winning 5-3 on penalties, after the game had initially finished 2-2.

WHERE TO FOLLOW THE ACTION:

Just like the last round, you can follow all the action from today's Emirates FA Cup clash via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Digital Platforms. 

Stay tuned to our social media channels throughout the day as well, where we'll have the Team News and all the post-match reaction.

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Match Reports

Match Pack: Barnet 0-1 MK Dons

29 November 2020

The Bees went out of the Emirates Cup, after a battling display, losing 1-0 to MK Dons. Despite enjoying some good phases of possession and a few good chances, it was MK Dons who would get the win with just under ten minutes of the game to play, when Cameron Jerome scored to clinch his side a place in the next round.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Bees were aiming to cause yet another cup upset, as they welcomed League One opposition again to the Hive, this time in the form of MK Dons.

It was nearly the perfect start for the Bees, when Ephron Mason-Clark pounced on a loose ball straight after kick off, only for his shot to be palmed away by Lee Nicholls in the Dons goal.

This lightening start continued for the National League outfit, with Michael Petrasso inches away from being one on one with the keeper, only for Richard Keogh to pull off a superb last ditch challenge.

Neither side were really having any meaningful chances, but the Bees were the team having the greater joy on the ball. Mason-Clark especially was causing a lot of bother to the visitors backline.

Just after the half hour mark, the Dons had a fantastic opportunity to break the deadlock when Regan Poole hit the underside of the crossbar.

This instilled some confidence in the League One side, as they began to take a foothold in the game, with Stephen Walker blasting just over the bar, after his side had broken in numbers.

The Bees were resolute in defence to hold off some late surges from their visitors to keep the scores level as they went into the break.

Just like the first half, the Bees tried to get off the mark quickly, this time with JJ Hooper, who was given space to shot from 25 yards over, but his shot went well over.

The game really picked up with just under 35 minutes to go. Anthony Wordsworth played in an inch-perfect cross, with it eventually falling to Mason-Clark who attempted an acrobatic effort after Muhammadu Faal had guided the ball to him.

About five minutes later, the Dons had a near effort of their own, when they broke on the left with the incoming ball being cleared away by Jerome Binnom-Williams, as the game became real end to end stuff.

Chances were really starting to pick up for both sides, as we entered the last 20. The visitors were inches away from curling in the opener, before Wes Fonguck glided in a cross which somehow just evaded Hooper.

James Dunne was unlucky not to score from range, when he was laid off from about 30 yards out, but Nicholls got down to hold the ball well.

However, it was the Dons who would take the lead, when former Premier League striker Jerome poked home with back of his heel, from close range, on 81 minutes.

In stoppage time, the Bees threw everything at trying to find that vital equaliser, even with Ben Nugent playing high up the field and could have easily scored himself but decided to play in Antonis Vasiliou whose shot was blocked and so it was the Dons who would advance to the next round of the FA Cup.

Barnet Team: Loach, Dunne, McQueen, Petrasso (Faal 57'), Hooper, Taylor, Fonguck (Vasiliou 80'), Binnom-Williams, Mason-Clark, Nugent, Wordsworth

Subs not used: Callan (GK), Pascal, Connors, Hernandez, Tompkins, 

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