League One
MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons6ColchesterColchester United0

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.

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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 6, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Goal!

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sam Walker.

  9. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Carl Baker.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Jamie Harney replaces Rhys Healey.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. George Moncur replaces Sanchez Watt.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Tom Flanagan replaces Kyle McFadzean.

  16. 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.

  17. Dismissal

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Will Packwood.