Colchester 1-5 MK Dons

MK Dons rallied from going a goal behind to eventually hammer Colchester.

Matt Heath gave the U's the lead when he headed home Lloyd James's cross before Charlie MacDonald levelled from close in, from Daniel Powell's centre.

Tom Flanagan fired in from Stephen Gleeson's corner to put the Dons ahead before MacDonald notched his brace from Mark Beevers' cut-back.

Gleeson added to the Dons' lead with a fine long-range effort before Jabo Ibehre sealed victory with a tap-in.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester manager John Ward told BBC Essex:

Colchester's heads dropped - Ward

"At 2-1, coming out in the second period, we stepped our game up and had an opportunity or two to get that back and you would have seen the opposite happen.

"We did drop our heads a little bit, or just lose our spirit at 3-1 down, I understand that but I don't like it.

"We've disappointed them [the fans] today, I don't think we've let them down, I think we've disappointed them."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

I told some home truths - Robinson

"I thought for 35 minutes that they were sensational the way they moved the ball and passed the ball. But strangely, their goal game from horrific defending from a corner and was one that I'm furious with.

"I went really mad at half-time, but they were also arguing with each other. There were a few home truths and I laid into them. In the second half, I thought we were a touch of class.

"We looked like a top quality team. Clinical, precise passing, defended really well. I thought we had all the components necessary in a good team."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Colchester

  • 01 Williams
  • 06 Heath
  • 18 Eastman
  • 20 Wilson
  • 24 Coker
  • 07 Vincent Booked
  • 22 Wordsworth
  • 23 James (Thomas - 69' )
  • 14 Bond
  • 15 Odejayi
  • 16 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 03 Rose
  • 25 White
  • 10 Izzet
  • 27 Duguid
  • 19 Thomas

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Smith Booked
  • 03 Lewington Booked
  • 06 Beevers
  • 15 Flanagan
  • 07 Gleeson Booked (Williams - 90' )
  • 08 Potter
  • 26 Chadwick Booked (Bowditch - 66' )
  • 10 MacDonald
  • 17 Powell (Balanta - 87' )
  • 19 Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 04 Doumbe
  • 13 Williams
  • 09 Bowditch
  • 11 Balanta
Ref: Malone
Att: 4,247

Match Stats

Shots

9 13

On target

4 5

Corners

5 10

Fouls

11 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:54 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +4:25

Assist by Dean Bowditch.

90:00 +4:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Jabo Ibehre - Colchester 1 - 5 MK Dons Jabo Ibehre scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Colchester 1-5 Milton Keynes Dons.

90:00 +3:23

Jabo Ibehre is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

90:00 +2:39

Handball by Andy Bond. Darren Potter takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:04

Effort on goal by Dean Bowditch from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

89:05 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Gleeson leaves the field to be replaced by Shaun Williams.

87:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen Gleeson - Colchester 1 - 4 MK Dons Goal scored by Stephen Gleeson from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons.

86:57

Angelo Balanta takes a inswinging corner.

86:13 Substitution

Substitution Angelo Balanta is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Powell.

84:41

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Lewington from the right by-line, save by Ben Williams.

84:08 Booking

Booking Stephen Gleeson receives a caution.

81:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Vincent on Adam Smith. Free kick taken by Adam Smith.

79:58

Daniel Powell produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

78:50

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington.

78:06

Corner from the right by-line taken by Dean Lewington, save by Ben Williams.

77:15

Corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch from the left by-line, Matt Heath manages to make a clearance.

76:05

Foul by Ashley Vincent on Stephen Gleeson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

73:40

Mark Beevers provided the assist for the goal.

73:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie MacDonald - Colchester 1 - 3 MK Dons Charlie MacDonald finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Colchester 1-3 Milton Keynes Dons.

70:48

Foul by Matt Heath on Charlie MacDonald, free kick awarded. Darren Potter takes the free kick.

69:00 Substitution

Substitution Casey Thomas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lloyd James.

68:38

Andy Bond produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

66:48 Booking

Booking The referee shows Ashley Vincent a yellow card.

66:36

Dean Lewington fouled by Ashley Vincent, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

65:21 Substitution

Substitution Dean Bowditch replaces Luke Chadwick.

65:04

Charlie MacDonald has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

64:40 Booking

Booking Dean Lewington receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

60:11

Daniel Powell produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

56:55

Darren Potter concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd James. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Anthony Wordsworth.

55:52

Adam Smith handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ian Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

54:50

Effort from deep inside the area by Daniel Powell misses to the left of the target.

53:55

Shot from just outside the box by Ian Henderson misses to the right of the goal.

52:49

Corner from right by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth.

52:32

Kayode Odejayi takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.

52:02

The official flags Ashley Vincent offside. Tom Flanagan takes the direct free kick.

50:24

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington, Kayode Odejayi makes a clearance.

49:40

Corner taken right-footed by Stephen Gleeson, save by Ben Williams.

47:08

Effort on goal by Mark Beevers from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

46:29

Corner from the right by-line taken by Dean Lewington, clearance by Tom Eastman.

45:32

The offside flag is raised against Jabo Ibehre. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:55

Assist by Stephen Gleeson.

45:00 +1:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Flanagan - Colchester 1 - 2 MK Dons Tom Flanagan grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons.

45:00 +1:00

Corner taken by Stephen Gleeson from the left by-line, Ashley Vincent manages to make a clearance.

44:09

Foul by Matt Heath on Jabo Ibehre, free kick awarded. Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

41:00

Effort from just outside the box by Adam Smith goes over the bar.

39:19 Booking

Booking Luke Chadwick receives a yellow card.

38:57

Unfair challenge on Lloyd James by Luke Chadwick results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

37:28

Assist by Daniel Powell.

37:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie MacDonald - Colchester 1 - 1 MK Dons Charlie MacDonald finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

35:16

The official flags Charlie MacDonald offside. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

32:01

Charlie MacDonald fouled by Brian Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the direct free kick.

30:29

Unfair challenge on Mark Beevers by Kayode Odejayi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Beevers.

26:29

Effort from inside the area by Ashley Vincent misses to the right of the target.

25:34

Charlie MacDonald is ruled offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

25:00

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Martin.

24:21

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Wordsworth.

23:01

Ben Coker provided the assist for the goal.

23:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Heath - Colchester 1 - 0 MK Dons Matt Heath finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Colchester 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons.

22:11

Ben Coker crosses the ball,

21:10

Strike comes in from Andy Bond from the free kick, Ben Williams makes a save.

21:10 Booking

Booking Adam Smith is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

21:02

Adam Smith challenges Ian Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

19:08

Dean Lewington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Wordsworth. Anthony Wordsworth has an effort direct from the free kick.

15:52

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line.

15:13

Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

14:10

Adam Smith has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

13:55

Anthony Wordsworth concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Potter. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.

10:32

Stephen Gleeson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Tom Eastman.

9:06

Corner from right by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth.

7:33

Adam Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Coker. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

4:48

Ben Coker challenges Stephen Gleeson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Smith.

2:25

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth on Adam Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

0:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Potter by Anthony Wordsworth. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Potter.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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