MK Dons - Where it all went wrong: Pt7

Nicky Maynard claps the fans after relegation was confirmed on Saturday
Nicky Maynard claps the fans after relegation was confirmed on Saturday

After MK Dons’ relegation from the Championship on Saturday, the Citizen looks back at seven key dates and reasons behind their return to League 1.

Part 7: April 23, 2016 - MK Dons 1-4 Brentford

Read the match report hee: MK Dons 1-4 Brentford
It was to be the final nail in the coffin for MK Dons. Knowing only a win and one of five others to lose would send them into the final week wit ha fighting chance, Dons went out with a wimper rather than a bang.

Nicky Maynard fired Dons into a sixth minute lead, but their enjoyment would last only three more minutes. Sergi Canos scored a wonderstrike to bring the Bees back on level ground, but the second half would tell a different story.

Cody Cropper and Joe Walsh were unable to make the second 45 minutes, and the patchwork Dons side were thumped by a Brentford side barely needing to get out of second gear.

While Josh Murphy was a constant thorn in their side, goals from Lasse Vibe, Ryan Woods and Jake Bidwell sent Dons back to League 1 with their tail between their legs.