MK Dons 2-0 Morecambe: Gilbey strikes lift MK back to League Two summit
Last Updated: 27/11/18 11:30pm
Alex Gilbey fired MK Dons back to the top of Sky Bet League Two with a brace of long-range goals to see off Morecambe 2-0.
The 23-year-old midfielder eased a night of frustration for the hosts with a low skimming drive to open the scoring in the 58th minute.
And he followed his first goal of the season with an even better second six minutes from time when his rasping right-foot shot left goalkeeper Mark Halstead clutching at thin air.
The Dons merited their routine victory after it had threatened to be a costly night for Paul Tisdale's men.
Chuks Aneke was the second home player to limp off just seconds before Gilbey's opener following defender Jordan Moore-Taylor in the first period.
Milton Keynes defender Baily Cargill bundled a seventh-minute chance wide but it was Lee Nicholls who made the significant saves of the half, tipping a superb Andrew Tutte free-kick onto a post in the 16th minute and blocking Ajay Leitch-Smith's angled shot in added time.