Sam Baldock hit a hat-trick as MK Dons demolished Chesterfield to move top of the table.

Baldock opened the scoring from a tight angle before Scott Boden tapped in an equaliser.

Baldock slid home his second and Dean Bowditch made it 3-1 from close range before Boden headed one back.

In the last 20 minutes Luke Chadwick curled home, Baldock completed his hat-trick from 25-yards and Jay O'Shea made it six from the penalty spot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Before today we have had the performance levels. The difference today was we got the ball in the net on a consistent basis. It was a wonderful performance by a group of men that worked hard all week, all season and all summer.

"People will start to listen to us about how good he [Sam Baldock] is. He is a very, very exceptionally gifted footballer. We see him do that all the time in training and it is no surprise when we seem him put them in the back of the net.

"It was a good test today, Chesterfield are a good team. Maybe it wasn't their day."

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Some of the goals we let in were shambolic. I've got to look at the players and think, can they handle it? I have to make decisions.

"When you're losing, you have to look at other things."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Lewington Booked
  • 05 MacKenzie
  • 12 Chicksen
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 13 Williams Booked (Chadwick - 66' )
  • 09 Bowditch
  • 10 Baldock (O'Shea - 77' )
  • 11 Balanta (Powell - 79' )
  • 19 Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 17 Powell
  • 18 Baldock
  • 23 O'Shea
  • 26 Chadwick

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 15 Downes
  • 28 Smith
  • 07 Allott (Lowry - 80' )
  • 08 Niven
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 11 Mattis (Holden - 76' )
  • 14 Lester Booked (Morgan - 76' )
  • 19 Boden
  • 21 Bowery
  • 25 Talbot Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Fleming
  • 04 Lowry
  • 05 Holden
  • 24 Clay
  • 17 Morgan
Ref: Ward
Att: 7,011

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

8 4

Corners

11 1

Fouls

6 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:22

Dean Bowditch fouled by Jamie Lowry, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Smith.

90:00 +3:03

Unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch by Jamie Lowry results in a free kick. Dean Bowditch takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:36

Jamie Lowry takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

89:57

Jamie Lowry concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Powell. Dean Lewington produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

87:04

The ball is sent over by Jamie Lowry.

85:31 Goal scored

Goal! - James O'Shea - MK Dons 6 - 2 Chesterfld James O'Shea scores a power penalty. Milton Keynes Dons 6-2 Chesterfield.

84:06 Booking

Booking Drew Talbot is cautioned.

82:23

Foul by Drew Talbot on James O'Shea, Penalty awarded.

79:31 Substitution

Substitution Mark Allott leaves the field to be replaced by Jamie Lowry.

79:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dean Morgan. Indirect free kick taken by David Martin.

78:32 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Powell replaces Angelo Balanta.

78:32

James O'Shea takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

78:11

Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.

77:23

Corner taken by Dean Bowditch, clearance made by Danny Whitaker.

76:09 Substitution

Substitution James O'Shea replaces Sam Baldock.

75:22 Substitution

Substitution Jack Lester goes off and Dean Morgan comes on.

75:22 Substitution

Substitution Dwayne Mattis goes off and Dean Holden comes on.

74:11

Corner taken by Dean Bowditch, The ball is swung over by Luke Chadwick, Danny Whitaker gets a block in.

73:59

Dean Bowditch delivers the ball, Aaron Downes makes a clearance.

71:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Baldock - MK Dons 5 - 2 Chesterfld A goal is scored by Sam Baldock from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 5-2 Chesterfield.

69:32

Assist on the goal came from Sam Baldock.

69:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Chadwick - MK Dons 4 - 2 Chesterfld Luke Chadwick finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 4-2 Chesterfield.

67:50

Shot from just outside the box by Scott Boden misses to the right of the goal.

66:13

Jordan Bowery provided the assist for the goal.

66:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Boden - MK Dons 3 - 2 Chesterfld Scott Boden finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Chesterfield.

65:18 Substitution

Substitution (Milton Keynes Dons) makes a substitution, with Luke Chadwick coming on for Shaun Williams.

63:38 Booking

Booking Shaun Williams goes into the book.

63:25

Jabo Ibehre concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Niven. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

60:38

Assist on the goal came from Stephen Gleeson.

60:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Bowditch - MK Dons 3 - 1 Chesterfld Dean Bowditch finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 3-1 Chesterfield.

58:48

Jabo Ibehre provided the assist for the goal.

58:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Baldock - MK Dons 2 - 1 Chesterfld Sam Baldock finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Chesterfield.

58:28

The ball is swung over by Jabo Ibehre,

57:44

Jordan Bowery produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

55:43

The ball is swung over by Angelo Balanta.

55:01

Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the left by-line.

54:29

Angelo Balanta takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Jordan Bowery.

53:59

Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

52:24

Jabo Ibehre fouled by Dwayne Mattis, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

50:41

Danny Whitaker takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

49:58

Shot from just outside the box by Jabo Ibehre misses to the left of the goal.

49:11

Angelo Balanta produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

48:53

Nathan Smith challenges Angelo Balanta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Williams takes the free kick.

48:32

A cross is delivered by Jordan Bowery, blocked by Dean Lewington.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Jack Lester. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

44:48

Foul by Jordan Bowery on Adam Chicksen, free kick awarded. Adam Chicksen takes the indirect free kick.

43:32

The ball is sent over by Nathan Smith, clearance by Gary MacKenzie.

42:15

Shaun Williams challenges Jordan Bowery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Allott from right channel, clearance made by Jabo Ibehre.

41:16

Inswinging corner taken by Angelo Balanta from the left by-line.

41:10

Centre by Angelo Balanta, Mark Allott gets a block in.

39:41

Jack Lester has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

39:24

A cross is delivered by Adam Smith.

39:02

The ball is sent over by Jordan Bowery, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance.

37:40

Inswinging corner taken by Angelo Balanta from the left by-line, Adam Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Boden. Mark Allott restarts play with the free kick.

36:22

Assist by Jordan Bowery.

36:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Boden - MK Dons 1 - 1 Chesterfld Goal scored by Scott Boden from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Chesterfield.

35:22

Angelo Balanta delivers the ball, inswinging corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta, Drew Talbot gets a block in. Jordan Bowery manages to make a clearance.

34:33

Unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Jack Lester results in a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the indirect free kick.

34:15 Booking

Booking Dean Lewington is given a yellow card.

33:36 Booking

Booking Jack Lester goes into the referee's book.

31:14

Stephen Gleeson takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta, Dean Lewington takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

27:37

The official flags Jabo Ibehre offside. Free kick taken by Dwayne Mattis.

26:38

The ball is delivered by Stephen Gleeson.

23:16

Dwayne Mattis challenges Sam Baldock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

22:28

The ball is crossed by Dean Bowditch.

21:39

Angelo Balanta crosses the ball, save by Tommy Lee.

20:49

Outswinging corner taken by Shaun Williams, clearance made by Jordan Bowery.

19:19

Scott Boden takes the inswinging corner, save made by David Martin.

18:54

Mark Allott takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Williams.

18:25

Dwayne Mattis fouled by Jabo Ibehre, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Allott takes the indirect free kick.

17:27

Unfair challenge on Aaron Downes by Jabo Ibehre results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dwayne Mattis.

16:19

The ball is delivered by Jabo Ibehre, Corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta, blocked by Nathan Smith. Clearance by Aaron Downes.

13:50

The ball is swung over by Dean Bowditch, clearance by Dwayne Mattis.

11:36

The assist for the goal came from Jabo Ibehre.

11:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Baldock - MK Dons 1 - 0 Chesterfld Sam Baldock finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Chesterfield.

10:06

Shot by Angelo Balanta from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

9:17

Jordan Bowery challenges Dean Bowditch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

7:21

Stephen Gleeson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Whitaker. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Whitaker.

5:29

Jack Lester gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie. Free kick taken by David Martin.

4:30

The ball is delivered by Nathan Smith.

3:22

The ball is crossed by Danny Whitaker.

0:45

Angelo Balanta takes the outswinging corner, Gary MacKenzie has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

0:19

Dean Lewington fouled by Jack Lester, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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