League One
MK Dons6Colchester0

Milton Keynes Dons 6-0 Colchester United

Benik Afobe
Benik Afobe moved on to 18 goals in all competitions this season

Benik Afobe scored a hat-trick as MK Dons thrashed Colchester to keep up the pressure on their promotion rivals.

Dele Alli's strike opened the scoring before on-loan Arsenal striker Afobe netted from 25 yards and then chipped cooly past goalkeeper Sam Walker.

Afobe headed in to complete his treble in the second half before Ben Reeves scored from the spot after Will Packwood saw red for fouling Afobe.

Lee Hodson's curling right-footed shot confirmed the comfortable victory.

Afobe has now scored 18 goals in 23 appearances for the League One club, having joined on-loan from Arsenal in August.

MK Dons remain fourth in League One, five points off leaders Bristol City.

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Colchester win

MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's always nice when you get a club record and the fans were magnificent.

"I'll put today down to the way the fans were on Tuesday night at the end of the game. We went into this game full of confidence.

"I thought the players were sensational today, every single one of them.

I know Benik will get the headlines but it's great for Dele to get to eight goals. It reminded me of Steven Gerrard's goal against West Ham in the FA Cup."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzeanSubstituted forFlanaganat 68'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 2Hodson
  • 8Potter
  • 14AlliSubstituted forGreenat 63'minutes
  • 13BakerSubstituted forGriggat 73'minutes
  • 10Reeves
  • 17Powell
  • 23Afobe

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 7Green
  • 9Bowditch
  • 11Grigg
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Baldock

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 41Hewitt
  • 43PackwoodBooked at 67mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 42KpekawaBooked at 52mins
  • 8GilbeySubstituted forEastmondat 57'minutes
  • 38FoxBooked at 33mins
  • 11Sears
  • 21Massey
  • 7Sanchez WattSubstituted forMoncurat 72'minutes
  • 19HealeySubstituted forHarneyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Eastmond
  • 12Lewington
  • 24Moncur
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
  • 40Harney
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
7,646

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home25
Away9
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 6, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 6, Colchester United 0.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 6, Colchester United 0. Lee Hodson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt blocked. Tom Flanagan (MK Dons) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt blocked. William Grigg (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Carl Baker.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jamie Harney replaces Rhys Healey.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. George Moncur replaces Sanchez Watt.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Tom Flanagan replaces Kyle McFadzean.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 5, Colchester United 0. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Dismissal

Will Packwood (Colchester United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Penalty MK Dons. Benik Afobe draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Will Packwood (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Will Packwood.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

Rhys Healey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Dele Alli because of an injury.

Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 4, Colchester United 0. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Reeves.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Eastmond replaces Alex Gilbey.

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Cole Kpekawa (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Carl Baker (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cole Kpekawa (Colchester United).

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City19116236191739
2Swindon19115336201638
3Preston19114432191337
4MK Dons17104338182034
5Sheff Utd189452521431
6Oldham197932820830
7Notts County188642517830
8Rochdale198383224827
9Peterborough198382624227
10Bradford197572625126
11Fleetwood197481918125
12Chesterfield196762626025
13Walsall195861516-123
14Port Vale196582527-223
15Barnsley186482830-222
16Doncaster176471824-622
17Crawley195771929-1022
18Coventry195682128-721
19Leyton Orient194782429-519
20Gillingham194782027-719
21Scunthorpe185492333-1019
22Colchester1945102434-1017
23Yeovil1945101430-1617
24Crewe1944111537-2216
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