Despite having more than 20 shots on goal, Dons drew a blank against the Sulphurites, and dropped to 11th in League Two as a result of their fourth defeat of the season.
Fans voiced their discontent at Graham Alexander and his side throughout the second-half.
Here’s how we rated the players.
1. How we rated the MK Dons players in the defeat to Harrogate Town on Saturday
It was yet another difficult afternoon at Stadium MK for MK Dons Photo: Jane Russell
2. Craig MacGillivray - 6
Didn't really have an awful lot to do for the most part, but crucially, his clearance into the back of Warren O'Hora resulted in the only goal of the game Photo: Jane Russell
3. Daniel Harvie - 6.5
A solid outing at centre-half. Contributed to attacks as Harrogate sat deeper and deeper, forcing the keeper into a decent save in the first-half Photo: Jane Russell
4. Anthony Stewart - 5
Was pulled all over the place by Sam Folarin and twice lost sight of the striker in the first-half. Withdrawn at the interval Photo: Jane Russell