The home side edged the first half and scored what turned out to be the winner via Giorgio Rasulo in the 34th minute.
We gradually got on top of the game and had a number of chances in the second half without reward.
“It was a great work-out for us because MK Dons play in a style of football that we play,” said Chris, our Senior Professional Phase Coach. “In fact, in the first half, they did to us what we normally do to other teams.
“We were lucky we had the likes of Jake Livermore, Tom Carroll and Andros Townsend from the first team trip to Hong Kong and they showed good enthusiasm to want to play in this fixture.
“They all look like they are getting back to match fitness and the 70 minutes they played will be beneficial for them.
“We got stronger in the game and we’re looking for that resilience.
“As much as we want the lads to play with a freedom, you also want them to be resilient and to continue doing the things we want them to do all the way through.”