Colchester recorded their first win in seven games against MK Dons, dating back to January 2010.

Patrick Bamford missed an early Dons chance, before Craig Eastmond put the U's ahead with an effort off the post.

Jabo Ibehre made it 2-0, latching onto a mistake by Jordan Spence before rounding keeper Ian McLoughlin.

Spence gave the Dons hope with a second-half header, only for substitute Macauley Bonne to make it three for Colchester with a fine strike.

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"It was a tremendous effort by all the players. They work hard every day, I want them to enjoy it.

"It's a very pleasing result, very workmanlike, great effort, great commitment, we should have scored more goals.

"I think we created numerous chances, we needed to take that because they are a big threat.

"The pleasing thing was we haven't been creating many lately, and it looked like we were going to keep on creating."

MK Dons' boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm disgusted, I'm absolutely embarrassed. There isn't one positive to come out of that.

"I apologise to the fans who came, they deserve better than that.

"Colchester have battered us here tonight, I'm lucky I'm not stood here with it being six [goals]. That should have been six.

"I do not want to speak to them [the players] tonight!"

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Colchester United

  • 44 Walker
  • 20 Wilson
  • 27 Garbutt
  • 06 Eastmond (Bond - 78' )
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 22 Gilbey Booked
  • 02 Wright
  • 17 Ibehre (Szmodics - 92' )
  • 25 Vose (Bonne - 68' )
  • 03 Dickson

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins
  • 09 Morrison
  • 14 Bond
  • 23 Olufemi
  • 35 O'Donoghue
  • 40 Szmodics
  • 41 Bonne

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 05 Hodson
  • 03 Lewington
  • 08 Potter
  • 23 Spence
  • 06 Williams
  • 18 Baldock (Banton - 53' )
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 12 Reeves (McLeod - 69' )
  • 15 Bamford
  • 14 Alli (Powell - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Flanagan
  • 11 Smith
  • 13 McLeod
  • 17 Powell
  • 21 Banton
  • 22 Carruthers
  • 50 Burns
Ref: Tim Robinson
Att: 2,597

Match Stats

Shots

18 11

On target

6 4

Corners

5 10

Fouls

9 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Colchester United 3, MK Dons 1.

90:00 +7:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, MK Dons 1.

90:00 +3:00

Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:59

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

90:00 +1:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Jabo Ibehre.

88:54

Attempt missed. Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

88:14

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Stephen Gleeson.

87:03

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

85:45

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Darren Potter.

85:36

Attempt blocked. Andrew Bond (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

84:50

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

79:41

Attempt blocked. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79:15

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

77:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 3, MK Dons 1. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brian Wilson.

77:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Andrew Bond replaces Craig Eastmond because of an injury.

75:22

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ian McLoughlin.

74:15

Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

73:43

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

73:11

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

72:23

Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:48

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

70:42

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

68:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Izale McLeod replaces Ben Reeves.

67:40

Attempt missed. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

67:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Dominic Vose.

65:15

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:15

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

62:55

Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

62:27

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

62:05

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:05

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

59:54

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

59:54

Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:03

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:03

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).

56:12

Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

55:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 2, MK Dons 1. Jordan Spence (MK Dons) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Reeves following a corner.

54:50

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sam Walker.

54:43

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:24

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

52:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Jason Banton replaces George Baldock.

51:12

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Colchester United).

51:12

Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:26

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

48:43

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

47:25

Attempt missed. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:16

Attempt missed. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46:01

Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

45:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Bamidele Alli.

45:00

Second Half begins Colchester United 2, MK Dons 0.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Colchester United 2, MK Dons 0.

43:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 2, MK Dons 0. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

39:15

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

38:34

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

31:28

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

31:28

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:25 Booking

Booking Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

28:08

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

28:08

Shaun Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:10

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

26:10

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:33

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

21:32

Attempt blocked. Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 1, MK Dons 0. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

17:21

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

17:21

Shaun Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:02

Attempt missed. David Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

16:05

Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:05

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

14:25

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

14:25

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:35

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

11:28

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:53

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

10:53

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:33

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

9:37

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:37

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

8:22

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

8:22

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:27

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

5:12

Attempt missed. George Baldock (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

2:33

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sam Walker.

2:24

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:10

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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