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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hughes by David Perkins. Dan Woodards takes the free kick.
Close range headed effort by Ashley Vincent clears the crossbar.
The official flags Ashley Vincent offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Searle.
Kayode Odejayi has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Corner taken short by Stephen Gleeson.
Luke Chadwick goes off and Lewis Guy comes on. Nathan Clarke challenges Dan Woodards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Gleeson restarts play with the free kick. Lee Beevers goes off and Brian Wilson comes on.
Goal scored by Sam Baldock from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 1-3 Milton Keynes Dons.The assist for the goal came from Luke Chadwick.
Andy Bond takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.
Header by Steven Gillespie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Sam Baldock takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save.
Jabo Ibehre comes on in place of Rowan Vine.
Nathan Clarke shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rowan Vine by Nathan Clarke. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.
Effort from deep inside the area by Andy Bond misses to the right of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Lloyd James, clearance made by Mathias Doumbe.
(Colchester) makes a substitution, with Ashley Vincent coming on for Ian Henderson. (Colchester) makes a substitution, with Andy Bond coming on for Anthony Wordsworth.
Sam Baldock grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons.The assist for the goal came from Daniel Powell.
Gary MacKenzie leaves the field to be replaced by Sean O'Hanlon. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line to the near post, Steven Gillespie produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Searle.
Unfair challenge on Ian Henderson by Dean Lewington results in a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth shoots direct from the free kick, Stuart Searle makes a save.
Ian Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Lewington. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Searle.
Sam Baldock produces a lobbed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Dean Lewington takes a corner.
Corner taken left-footed by Dean Lewington from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Wordsworth.
Sam Baldock concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Clarke. Indirect free kick taken by Nathan Clarke.
Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save by Stuart Searle.
Sam Baldock fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Hughes.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington.
Gary MacKenzie fouled by Kayode Odejayi, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie.
Foul by Steven Gillespie on Gary MacKenzie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson by Lloyd James results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sam Baldock.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Williams by Daniel Powell. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
Daniel Powell is given a yellow card.
John White concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Powell. Free kick crossed by Stephen Gleeson, Ben Williams makes a save.
Corner taken left-footed by Lloyd James from the right by-line, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.
Kayode Odejayi is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Searle.
A goal is scored by Steven Gillespie from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Colchester 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons.The assist for the goal came from Anthony Wordsworth.
Dean Lewington fouled by Steven Gillespie, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Searle takes the indirect free kick.
Ian Henderson is caught offside. Stuart Searle takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kayode Odejayi by Dan Woodards results in a free kick. John White restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James from the left by-line, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Lloyd James.
The ball is swung over by John White, save by Stuart Searle.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Lloyd James, Gary MacKenzie manages to make a clearance.
Kayode Odejayi takes a shot. Save by Stuart Searle.
Stephen Gleeson receives a caution. Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Gleeson on Steven Gillespie. Anthony Wordsworth has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Stuart Searle.
Corner taken right-footed by Stephen Hughes to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Clarke.
Effort on goal by Sam Baldock from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
The offside flag is raised against Kayode Odejayi. Free kick taken by Stuart Searle.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Baldock. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Sam Baldock is caught offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Powell by Steven Gillespie. Gary MacKenzie takes the free kick.
Ward to ring changes
Colchester boss John Ward has hinted that he will make changes to his starting line-up for the home clash with MK Dons.
The U's boss saw his side fall to their third defeat in four games with a 1-0 reverse at Dagenham on Tuesday night and he looks set to react by shuffling his place against the Dons.
"One or two areas in the team are up for grabs. I will be looking at training and we'll come up with a team that can give MK Dons a good game," Ward told the club's official website.
Ward will again be without striker David Mooney, who serves the second game of a three-match ban, while defenders Brian Wilson and Morten Knudsen remain doubtful despite having returned to training following ankle and knee problems respectively.
Fellow defender Magnus Okuonghae will be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on an ankle problem.
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson could have Angelo Balanta back in his squad.
On-loan QPR forward Balanta has not featured since suffering an ankle injury in November but played 50 minutes in a behind-closed-doors match on Wednesday and came through unscathed.
He could be on the bench and offers another attacking option for Robinson.
Midfielder Peter Leven completes a two-match suspension after picking up his 10th booking of the season during the 4-1 win at Rochdale last Saturday but central defender Sean O'Hanlon is back from a ban.
On-loan midfielder Keanu Marsh-Brown picked up an injury during the win over Charlton in midweek and is having his groin strain assessed by parent club Fulham.
Baldock treble sees off Us
Sam Baldock struck a fine second-half hat-trick as MK Dons maintained their good form with a 3-1 victory at Colchester.
Dons goalkeeper Stuart Searle, a late replacement for Dave Martin who suffered an ankle injury in the warm-up, denied both Anthony Wordsworth and Kayode Odejayi.
But Steven Gillespie gave the Us the lead just before the half hour when he controlled and curled in from 10 yards after Mat Doumbe had inadvertently helped on Wordsworth's cross inside his own area.
However, Dons were level less than three minutes after half-time when Baldock finished neatly from close range after being picked out by Stephen Hughes following a sweeping move.
After goalkeeper Ben Williams had denied him twice in the space of two minutes, Baldock netted again in the 62nd minute when he finished smartly from Daniel Powell's incisive pass.
And he completed his hat-trick with four minutes to go when he converted from the edge of the area after Williams had parried Luke Chadwick's shot.
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