Ten-man U's thrashed by rampant Dons

On target - but Ian Henderson's goal was only a consolation for Colchester at MK Dons.

On target - but Ian Henderson's goal was only a consolation for Colchester at MK Dons.

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Colchester United were thrashed 5-1 at high-flying MK Dons this afternoon.

The U's were put to the sword in the driving rain at stadium:mk, to fall to their heaviest defeat of the season.

The U's fell behind to Luke Chadwick's fine finish in the 28th minute and the Dons doubled their lead on 36 minutes through Shaun Williams, who scored from the penalty spot after Tom Eastman had fouled Dean Bowditch in the area.

Things got worse for the U's on the hour when Jon Otsemobor headed home unmarked from Bowditch's corner.

And although Ian Henderson drove home to make it 3-1 in the 63rd minute, the Dons restored their three-goal advantage when Eastman's weak backpass allowed Chadwick to run on and score his second of the game.

Colchester were reduced to ten men when substitute Gavin Massey was sent off for violent conduct, following a foul on Dons left-back Adam Chicksen.

And the U's misery was compounded with eight minutes to go when substitute Ryan Lowe scored a superb goal from long range, to complete the Dons' big win.

For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester United's defeat at MK Dons, see Monday's Gazette.

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6:51pm Sat 24 Nov 12

crazy comments says...

Not a bit surprised by todays result, and I was fully expecting at least a 5 goal thrashing which proved 100% right. I like the way Joe is trying to get the team playing but you need the players for the right pegs in the right holes. Again today their 4th goal seems to have stemmed from a sloppy back pass being intercepted. It leaves the defence with holes to run through. I missed Tuesdays game due to getting caught up in a huge traffic jam on the M3. Instead I turned round and made my way to watch Portsmouth and Orient. Watching the game,I thought,why the hell did we not try and sign Martin Rowlands on a short term deal like Orient did, I will never know. You need this kind of player in midfied to hold the ball and dictate play like he does.
Not a bit surprised by todays result, and I was fully expecting at least a 5 goal thrashing which proved 100% right. I like the way Joe is trying to get the team playing but you need the players for the right pegs in the right holes. Again today their 4th goal seems to have stemmed from a sloppy back pass being intercepted. It leaves the defence with holes to run through. I missed Tuesdays game due to getting caught up in a huge traffic jam on the M3. Instead I turned round and made my way to watch Portsmouth and Orient. Watching the game,I thought,why the hell did we not try and sign Martin Rowlands on a short term deal like Orient did, I will never know. You need this kind of player in midfied to hold the ball and dictate play like he does. crazy comments
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9:37pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Steve86 says...

This is worrying times, we could have at least tried to play football. Just sounds like it wasn't only the defence that was shocking, midfield couldn't play their passing game and the strikers were non existence. I'm actually starting to worry now, the passing game can be fun to watch, but now it doesn't seem like we have the players. Where's O'Toole gone? And Wright? They seemed to be good midfielders. Also I don't rate Cousins, but this Sullivan seems like a liability too, conceding 11 goals in 4 games. Dunne please don't renew his loan contract. Also... We need flair and someone that will scare/run at the opposition defence. Thinking about it now, I don't see Col Utd as a side threatening for play-offs, and at this poor rate, we will be back down in the relegation. Dunne please, please play 442 next game, with Henderson/Eastmond/B

ean/Wordsworth(left wing) and Sears/Ibehre up front. And get a striker on loan to make some conpetition (forget about Morrison, as he just fouls people, and is too slow, and lazy) Down the U's!
This is worrying times, we could have at least tried to play football. Just sounds like it wasn't only the defence that was shocking, midfield couldn't play their passing game and the strikers were non existence. I'm actually starting to worry now, the passing game can be fun to watch, but now it doesn't seem like we have the players. Where's O'Toole gone? And Wright? They seemed to be good midfielders. Also I don't rate Cousins, but this Sullivan seems like a liability too, conceding 11 goals in 4 games. Dunne please don't renew his loan contract. Also... We need flair and someone that will scare/run at the opposition defence. Thinking about it now, I don't see Col Utd as a side threatening for play-offs, and at this poor rate, we will be back down in the relegation. Dunne please, please play 442 next game, with Henderson/Eastmond/B ean/Wordsworth(left wing) and Sears/Ibehre up front. And get a striker on loan to make some conpetition (forget about Morrison, as he just fouls people, and is too slow, and lazy) Down the U's! Steve86
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