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:

Joe Dunne

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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:

Karl Robinson

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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!"

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves1813412243
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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