April 16, 2013
Dons keep going
MK Dons kept their play-off hopes alive with a comfortable 2-0 win at struggling Colchester.
Magnus Okuonghae spooned a shot over from eight yards early on for Colchester.
But the Dons took a 12th-minute lead when Daniel Powell finished coolly low past U's keeper Sam Walker after a swift break by the visitors.
Walker pushed away Powell's first-time shot soon after but Colchester warmed to the task, with Gavin Massey's deflected low shot sailing into the side-netting for a corner.
Freddie Sears' hooked shot on the turn came back off the post and Billy Clifford and Andrew Bond both went close before half-time as the U's finished the first half strongly.
But Walker parried away Patrick Bamford's strike early in the second half and the Dons wrapped up their win with 12 minutes to go through Bamford, who planted a low shot past Walker after Luke Chadwick's pass has split the defence.
|Colchester United||Milton Keynes Dons|
|44 Sam Walker||16 Ian McLoughlin|
|20 Brian Wilson||4 Mathias Doumbe|
|4 Magnus Okuonghae||2 Jon Otsemobor|
|25 John White||3 Dean Lewington|
|41 Billy Clifford||26 Luke Chadwick|
|3 Bradley Garmston||8 Darren Potter|
|14 Andrew Bond||6 Shaun Williams|
|30 Drey Wright||7 Stephen Gleeson|
|17 Jabo Ibehre||17 Daniel Powell|
|11 Fred Sears||9 Dean Bowditch|
|21 Gavin Massey||33 Patrick Bamford|
|1 Mark Cousins||Antony Kay 24|
|6 Matt Heath||Alan Smith 11|
|15 Marcus Bean||Chris Lines 23|
|8 John-Joe O'Toole||George Baldock 18|
|39 George Porter||Ryan Lowe 14|
|9 Clinton Morrison||Izale McLeod 13|
|22 Michael Smith|
|George Porter for Drey Wright (74)||Antony Kay for Dean Lewington (50)|
|John-Joe O'Toole for Andrew Bond (82)||Ryan Lowe for Daniel Powell (73)|
|Michael Smith for Fred Sears (82)||Chris Lines for Luke Chadwick (80)|
|John White (60)||Shaun Williams (10)|
|George Porter (85)||Stephen Gleeson (56)|
|Darren Potter (90)|
|· Squads: Colchester United | Milton Keynes Dons|