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Colchester United 3-1 Milton Keynes Dons

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:

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"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:

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Colchester defeat

"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!"

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20B Wilson
  • 27Garbutt
  • 6EastmondSubstituted forBondat 78'minutes
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 22GilbeyBooked at 29mins
  • 2Wright
  • 17IbehreSubstituted forSzmodicsat 90+2'minutes
  • 25VoseSubstituted forBonneat 68'minutes
  • 3Dickson

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 9Morrison
  • 14Bond
  • 23Olufemi
  • 35O'Donoghue
  • 40Szmodics
  • 41Bonne

MK Dons

  • 16McLoughlin
  • 5Hodson
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 23Spence
  • 6Williams
  • 18BaldockSubstituted forBantonat 53'minutes
  • 7Gleeson
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forMcLeodat 69'minutes
  • 15Bamford
  • 14AlliSubstituted forPowellat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 11Smith
  • 13McLeod
  • 17Powell
  • 21Banton
  • 22Carruthers
  • 50Burns
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
2,597

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 3, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, MK Dons 1.
Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Jabo Ibehre.
Attempt missed. Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Stephen Gleeson.
Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Darren Potter.
Attempt blocked. Andrew Bond (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Andrew Bond replaces Craig Eastmond because of an injury.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ian McLoughlin.
Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Shaun Williams.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Shaun Williams.
Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Izale McLeod replaces Ben Reeves.
Attempt missed. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Dominic Vose.
Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).
Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Wilson.
Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).
Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).
Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).
Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

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.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sam Walker.
Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Jason Banton replaces George Baldock.
Foul by Luke Garbutt (Colchester United).
Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
Attempt missed. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Bamidele Alli.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 2, MK Dons 0.

Half Time

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

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.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tom Eastman.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.
Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).
Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).
Shaun Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).
Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

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2Leyton Orient1813322542
3Preston189721034
4Brentford181044934
5Peterborough181026932
6Bradford187741128
7Rotherham18774528
8Swindon18837827
9Walsall18765427
10Port Vale18828-226
11MK Dons17647122
12Crawley18576-422
13Coventry18945521
14Oldham17638-221
15Colchester18495-421
16Gillingham18639-521
17Carlisle18567-1121
18Shrewsbury18477-319
19Stevenage185211-1117
20Tranmere18459-1217
21Sheff Utd184410-1016
22Bristol City18297-515
23Crewe183411-2613
24Notts County183213-1411
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