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Fleetwood Town 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons

Ryan Colclough scored a hat-trick as MK Dons ran out convincing 4-1 winners at Fleetwood in League One.

On-loan winger Colclough gave the Dons a ninth-minute lead when his cross from the left wrong-footed Fleetwood goalkeeper Chris Neal and slipped into the bottom corner.

Nathan Pond nearly levelled for the hosts before the break, heading David Ball's corner on to the top of the crossbar.

Fleetwood looked to be gathering momentum as the first half came to a close but their purple patch did not continue after the interval. Neal gave away an indirect free-kick inside his own box when he handled a back pass before redeeming himself with a fine save to deny Nicky Maynard.

The visitors grabbed their second in the 61st minute when Dean Bowditch converted from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the area by Jimmy Ryan.

Colclough added a third shortly after, latching on to keeper David Martin's punt forward and firing low inside Neal's near post.

Dons keeper Martin was then at fault as Bobby Grant's speculative effort from 20 yards pulled one back for the hosts with 20 minutes to play.

Colclough competed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in added time after George Baldock was upended inside the Fleetwood box.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Neal
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 34DempseyBooked at 63minsSubstituted forWoolfordat 69'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 11Grant
  • 22HunterSubstituted forColeat 63'minutes
  • 10Ball
  • 19LongSubstituted forJakubiakat 28'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jónsson
  • 12Bolger
  • 16Duckworth
  • 21Cairns
  • 23Woolford
  • 44Cole
  • 45Jakubiak

MK Dons

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 23Downing
  • 4Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 49ColcloughBooked at 83minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 90+3'minutes
  • 8Potter
  • 6Upson
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forCarruthersat 74'minutes
  • 14Agard
  • 28Maynard

Substitutes

  • 7Carruthers
  • 10Reeves
  • 11Williams
  • 12Williams
  • 16Hendry
  • 19Nicholls
  • 27Tshimanga
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
2,518

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, MK Dons 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, MK Dons 4.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. George C Williams replaces Ryan Colclough.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, MK Dons 4. Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Penalty MK Dons. George Baldock draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Martyn Woolford (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ed Upson.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

  12. Post update

    Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Booking

    Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  16. Post update

    Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

  19. Post update

    Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe95312091118
2Bury95221610617
3Bolton9441107316
4Bradford9360106415
5Northampton9351138514
6Port Vale94231211114
7Sheff Utd94231213-114
8Gillingham94231416-214
9Bristol Rovers93421313013
10Peterborough93331612412
11Fleetwood93331413112
12MK Dons93331211112
13Oxford Utd933399012
14Millwall93331617-112
15Chesterfield93241312111
16Charlton92521110111
17Swindon93241012-211
18Walsall92431012-210
19Rochdale92341113-29
20Wimbledon92341114-39
21Shrewsbury9225914-58
22Oldham915349-58
23Southend9225918-98
24Coventry9054410-65
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