MK Dons’ last away game of the 2020-21 season saw them draw 1-1 with Fleetwood Town.
Charlie Brown’s goal in the last ten minutes secured a point for Russell Martin’s side, with the substitute’s goal cancelling out Ged Garner’s opener.
On a weekend when not even a win would’ve continued MK Dons’ faint play-off hopes to the final day, a point maintains the Dons’ 9th place position in the table going into a final day clash with relegated Rochdale.
Fleetwood had the game’s first big chance, which came when Wes Burns’ header hit a post from a corner.
Both sides had goals disallowed in a scrappy first half, with Garner offside from a Burns cross and Scott Fraser having a goal disallowed for an offside against Matty Sorinola.
Sorinola would later seeing a snapshot kept out by Alex Cairns, before MK Dons keeper Andy Fisher denied Danny Andrew’s firm free-kick right at the end of the first half.
MK Dons had a few half-chances in the opening phase of a similarly scrappy second period, but Fleetwood scored on the hour mark.
Garner was released by Barrie McKay, before his curling shot from 15 yards found the target via a post to put the Cod Army ahead.
Sam Finley saw a volley crash over the top as the home side came close to grabbing a second goal shortly after.
MK Dons had most of the ball thereafter, but it would take the final 10 minutes for them to eventually craft an equaliser.
It came through Brown, with the substitute flicking in the rebound after Cairns had kept out Sorinola’s initial drive.
With no winner forthcoming, it meant that the Dons ultimately returned down south with a point and with confirmation they will stay in League One next season, though the club are in a strong position for a top 10 finish.