Alex Pritchard gave Swindon the lead, away to MK Dons. He scored with a bending free kick. Nathan Byrne was sent off for stamping on Shaun Williams, then Bamford scored the equaliser. MK Dons thought they had scored a late winner, but it was ruled offside.
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