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MK Dons avoid FA Cup shock at Hyde in style

MK Dons avoid FA Cup shock at Hyde in style
By PA Sport

04/11/2017 at 09:36Updated 04/11/2017 at 09:44

MK Dons ensured they were not early victims of an FA Cup first-round shock as they comfortably beat Hyde 4-0.

After the game was delayed when a flare burnt a hole in the Northern Premier League Division One North side's plastic pitch, Dons went about their business professionally.

Aidan Nesbitt scored a fine opening goal in the 14th minute, curling into the top corner, and Chuks Aneke supplied a similar finish from a free-kick to make it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell then made the game safe for the League One outfit midway through the second half, with Ed Upson putting gloss on the scoreline.

Fellow League One clubs Oxford and Bristol Rovers are out, though, as they both succumbed to League Two opposition.

Goals from Gavin Gunning and Tom Pope earned Port Vale a 2-0 win over Oxford at Vale Park.

Gunning opened the scoring with a header in the 16th minute and Pope doubled Vale's advantage eight minutes after the restart.

Rovers looked on course for a victory at Notts County as they led 2-0 after only 12 minutes at Meadow Lane, before the Magpies produced an impressive comeback.

Liam Sercombe and Stuart Sinclair gave Rovers a dream start, but Ryan Yates scored two goals in two minutes on the half-hour mark to draw County level.

Then veteran striker Jon Stead put Kevin Nolan's men ahead in the 58th minute and Jorge Grant made it safe at the death.

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