Dons hope to call on FA Cup history to stop rot

Dons haven't won at Stadium MK since March
Dons haven't won at Stadium MK since March

MK Dons will have no better opportunity to stop the rot at home than when they take on non-league Spennymoor Town this Saturday.

Dons are 13 games without a win at home, but are heavy favourites to end that run against the EvoStik Northern Premier side in the FA Cup first round.

It is a trophy that has been, by and large, kind to Dons. The club haven’t been knocked out at the first round stage since 2010 when they lost to Stevenage.

Since, they’ve created fond club memories: beating QPR at Loftus Road, beating AFC Wimbledon in the first meeting between the two sides and filling Stadium MK for the visit of Premier League champions Chelsea last season.

Spennymoor head into the game having strung back-to-back wins together to climb to seventh in the Northern Premier table.

Manager Jason Ainsley said: “We’re delighted just to be in the first-round draw, it’s going to be a monumental occasion.”