MK Dons traded second half goals with Shrewsbury Town as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.

Shrewsbury opened the scoring through Omar Beckles. But MK Dons equalised 15 minutes through Rhys Healey, who scored for the 3rd game in a row.

Neither side was able to find a winner, and the two sides split the points and remain in their pre-game positions.

The Dons remain in 19th, although they now have a 10 point cushion on the relegation zone after 3rd from bottom Tranmere were beaten by Portsmouth.

Daniel Udoh missed an early chance for Shrewsbury, before the game had a significant early talking point. MK Dons thought they had been given a penalty after a challenge by home goalkeeper Joe Murphy on Carlton Morris, only for the referee to opt to give a corner instead after initially awarding a spot kick.

The two sides traded chances in the remainder of the half, with the home side’s Conor McAleny twice denied by Lee Nicholls, while Alex Gilbey hit one effort wide before Louis Thompson came agonisingly close with a strike that slammed off the inside of the post.

After a tighter opening to the second half, the home side would get the breakthrough. Shrewsbury came close as Udoh and Callum Lang both saw efforts denied, but the ball would then land at the feet of Beckles, who walloped a strike in from 25 yards.

But the Dons began to press in response, and moments after he fired over, it was Healey who got the equaliser. The in-form striker was on hand to score the rebound after an initial Sam Nombe shot was saved.

There were chances for a winner after that, with Udoh twice coming close for the hosts. But closer were the Dons, as Healey and Nombe both struck the woodwork, with Regan Poole and Gilbey also coming close.

However, neither side would ultimately be split at the close, and each side instead gained one point on the bottom 4 sides, who all lost.