MK Dons kept took the race for the runners-up spot in Sky Bet League One to the final day after a 3-2 win at Rochdale.
Victory left the Dons one point behind second-placed Preston, while the result ended Dale's pursuit of a play-off place.
Karl Robinson's men served notice of their intent early on when Dele Alli's volley from 25 yards smashed against the inside of the post and across face of Dale goalkeeper Jamie Jones' goal.
The visitors went one better in the 15th minute. Andy Cannon was dispossessed...