MK Dons drew 1-1 with Lincoln City, extending both their unbeaten run and their wait for a second away league win of the season.
Rhys Healey continued his scoring streak as he struck inside three minutes for his fourth goal in as many games. But they couldn’t hold it, as Lincoln’s Liam Bridcutt equalised for the Imps 20 minutes after the opener.
A point against a side who were promoted with the Dons last season sees them maintain a 10 point lead on the drop zone after Tranmere also drew, with the Merseysiders drawing against Bristol Rovers.
The point is also enough for the Dons to jump up a spot in the league. Russell Martin’s side leapfrogged Rochdale into 18th, after Dale lost 3-0 at Sunderland.
The visitors wasted no time in striking first. Healey won a free-kick 25 yards out, and launched a strike that flew into the back of the net.
From there, a lively game saw both sides try and find a way through. It was Lincoln would grab the second goal of the game, and it would be a thunderbolt, as recent Lincoln loan signing Bridcutt lashed a first time strike from outside the box past Lee Nicholls.
Lincoln came very close to completing a first half comeback. However, they failed to make the most of some good chances to do so.
Harry Anderson saw a shot saved by Nicholls and after MK Dons failed to clear, Tyreece John-Jules lashed a drive off the bar from close range.
Former Dons loanee Jake Hesketh then lashed two drives off target, with Healey missing a chance in between the two efforts from his former teammate.
Healey had a goal disallowed just after half-time, but the second half was a largely more patient affair than the opening 45.
However, the Dons came close to nicking the win in the second half, with Healey and Carlton Morris denied by Josh Vickers, and Alex Gilbey hitting one into the side-netting when well placed.