League One
MK Dons6Leyton Orient1

Milton Keynes Dons 6-1 Leyton Orient

Rob Hall
Rob Hall hit a hat-trick as MK Dons thrashed Leyton Orient

MK Dons moved to within a point of the League One automatic promotion places by thrashing struggling Leyton Orient.

Dean Bowditch tapped in for the Dons before Rob Hall doubled the lead with a cross that evaded everyone.

Will Grigg added a quick-fire third from the penalty spot before Hall scored a fourth with a deflected effort in a spectacular first half.

Hall completed his hat-trick before Jay Simpson grabbed a consolation goal and Dele Alli struck the Dons' sixth.

MK Dons remain in third in League One, and are eight games unbeaten, while Orient slip into the relegation zone with three games left to play.

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Robinson on MK Dons v Leyton Orient

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We knew the enormity of the challenge, we knew we had to win here today.

"I think all of the players deserve a special mention, because I thought they were outstanding. It was a really good afternoon.

"We have to be in that winning mentality, where we want to win in everything that we do. It's a phenomenal run we're on, we're seven or eight now unbeaten.

"If we end up on 91 points and don't go up I think it would be quite remarkable, it's important now that we refocus our minds totally on Doncaster."

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Clarke on MK Dons v Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient captain Nathan Clarke speaks to BBC London 94.9:

"I'm lost for words unfortunately, we came here off the back of some good results and good team performances but we did so many things wrong.

"As players we haven't just let ourselves down, we have let a good number of our travelling fans down - we need everyone to stick together.

"As professionals that shouldn't happen and we need to put this to one side. With only three games left we can't dwell on this."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Kay
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 67mins
  • 8PotterSubstituted forColeat 64'minutes
  • 14Alli
  • 38Hall
  • 34Baker
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forBakerat 78'minutes
  • 11GriggSubstituted forHitchcockat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 7Green
  • 13Baker
  • 17Powell
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 28Cole
  • 29Burns

Leyton Orient

  • 40Cisak
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 6BaudryBooked at 86mins
  • 15Clarke
  • 12Lowry
  • 11McAnuffSubstituted forHedgesat 70'minutes
  • 20Bartley
  • 8JamesBooked at 70mins
  • 35TaylorSubstituted forBattat 45'minutes
  • 27Simpson
  • 23DagnallSubstituted forPlasmatiat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 10Mooney
  • 14Batt
  • 17Wright
  • 30Plasmati
  • 31Sargeant
  • 34Hedges
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
10,137

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 6, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 6, Leyton Orient 1.

Attempt missed. Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Foul by Devante Cole (MK Dons).

Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alex Cisak.

Lewis Baker (MK Dons) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Hand ball by Tom Hitchcock (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 6, Leyton Orient 1. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Baker.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Carl Baker replaces Dean Bowditch.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Robert Hall (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Lewis Baker (MK Dons) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ryan Hedges replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Booking

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 5, Leyton Orient 1. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Batt.

Booking

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Tom Hitchcock replaces William Grigg.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Devante Cole replaces Darren Potter.

Attempt saved. Gianvito Plasmati (Leyton Orient) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Gianvito Plasmati replaces Chris Dagnall.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 5, Leyton Orient 0. Robert Hall (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Baker.

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins MK Dons 4, Leyton Orient 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Jake Taylor.

Half Time

First Half ends, MK Dons 4, Leyton Orient 0.

Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

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1Bristol City442712586365093
2Preston432314673383583
3MK Dons432410990414982
4Swindon422371270482276
5Sheff Utd4419121364511369
6Chesterfield4419111467521568
7Rochdale431861969581160
8Fleetwood441612164548-360
9Gillingham441514156163-259
10Barnsley441611175760-359
11Peterborough44178194852-459
12Bradford431513155254-258
13Doncaster431513155255-358
14Oldham441414165364-1156
15Walsall431316144343055
16Coventry441216164656-1052
17Scunthorpe431313175768-1152
18Port Vale44149215262-1051
19Crawley441311204973-2450
20Crewe441310214073-3349
21Leyton Orient431211205665-947
22Notts County431114184156-1547
23Colchester43129225374-2145
24Yeovil441010243468-3440
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