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Anderton winner sends holders out

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Darren Anderton hit a second-half winner as Bournemouth sent holders MK Dons crashing out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a 1-0 win at stadium:mk.

The former England midfielder diverted Danny Hollands' shot past Nathan Abbey in the 78th minute after Dons midfielder Flavien Belson was earlier sent off.

Immediately after half-time there was controversy as Belson received a straight red card for a late challenge on substitute Brett Pitman, but after 69 minutes Shwan Jawal pulled off a fine save to deny Gallen's point blank header.

Bournemouth came close to opening the scoring in the 75th minute when Anderton's 25-yard strike cannoned off the top of the crossbar. But three minutes later the midfielder struck to send the send Bournemouth through and give the struggling League Two side a much needed boost.

Luton dumped in-form Brentford out 4-3 on penalties after battling back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in an action-packed encounter at Kenilworth Road.

On-loan goalkeeper Conrad Logan was the hero saving two of the spot-kicks, allowing Rossi Jarvis to score the decisive kick from 12 yards.

The Bees, who went into the game on the back of a nine-match unbeaten run, took the lead in the 18th minute when Glenn Poole arrowed home an unstoppable shot from 30 yards.

Luton responded well and came close to levelling on the half-hour mark when Asa Hall's 10-yard header skimmed the crossbar after a cross from debutant Garreth O'Connor.

Instead Brentford went further ahead in the 37th minute when Michael Spillane was dispossessed on the edge of his own area by Marvin Williams, who rounded Logan to score.

The Hatters pulled a goal back two minutes later when Ed Asafu-Adjaye's deep cross was met by Hall, whose downward header bounced inside the far post. Luton made it 2-2 in the 55th minute when Chris Martin looped a 10-yard header past visiting stopper Ben Hamer after O'Connor's left-wing cross.

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