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Luke Chadwick takes a short corner.
Shot from 20 yards from Daniel Powell. Save by Ben Williams.
Corner taken by Kemal Izzet from the right by-line, David Martin makes a save.
The referee books Dean Lewington for unsporting behaviour.
Daniel Powell is caught offside. Darren Potter is cautioned. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Steven Gillespie fouled by Shaun Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Gillespie.
Darren Potter concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Bond. John White takes the free kick.
Daniel Powell replaces Charlie MacDonald.
The referee gives a free kick against Steven Gillespie for handball. Caution for Steven Gillespie. David Martin takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Charlie MacDonald from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Magnus Okuonghae gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald. Magnus Okuonghae goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Shaun Williams produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Ben Williams.
John White gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre. Lloyd James goes off and Kemal Izzet comes on. Stephen Gleeson takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken short by Dean Bowditch.
Darren Potter fouled by Ben Coker, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.
Mathias Doumbe has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Mathias Doumbe has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Unfair challenge on John White by Darren Potter results in a free kick. John White takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on David Martin by Magnus Okuonghae results in a free kick. David Martin takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Dean Bowditch on John White, free kick awarded. Ben Coker comes on in place of Kayode Odejayi. John White takes the free kick.
Shot by Luke Chadwick. Ben Williams makes a save.
The referee blows for offside. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.
Mathias Doumbe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John White. Mathias Doumbe is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Tom Eastman takes the direct free kick.
Goal scored by Gary MacKenzie from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Colchester.Dean Bowditch provided the assist for the goal.
Short corner worked by Dean Bowditch.
Ian Henderson is penalised for a handball. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.
Darren Potter takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
Outswinging corner taken by Lloyd James, clearance by Jabo Ibehre.
Karl Duguid fouled by Dean Bowditch, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Steven Gillespie.
Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line, clearance made by Magnus Okuonghae.
Corner taken left-footed by Shaun Williams, Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.
Darren Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kayode Odejayi. Lloyd James restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Jabo Ibehre goes over the bar.
Jabo Ibehre challenges John White unfairly and gives away a free kick. John White takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line, Ben Williams makes a save.
Steven Gillespie handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the direct free kick.
Dean Bowditch produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Header from deep inside the area by Luke Chadwick goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Kayode Odejayi fouled by Mathias Doumbe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Foul by Karl Duguid on Dean Lewington, free kick awarded. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Gillespie challenges Stephen Gleeson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary MacKenzie takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Dean Bowditch from the left by-line, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Charlie MacDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch played to the near post, Karl Duguid fouled by Jabo Ibehre, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.
Kayode Odejayi concedes a free kick for a foul on Mathias Doumbe. Gary MacKenzie takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Charlie MacDonald. Magnus Okuonghae restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Shaun Williams.
Chadwick back for Dons
Luke Chadwick comes back into the reckoning for MK Dons ahead of the visit of Colchester.
Chadwick missed the 3-3 draw against Brentford on New Year's Eve through suspension after collecting his fifth yellow card of the campaign during the Boxing Day victory at Leyton Orient.
Angelo Balanta replaced the midfielder in the starting line-up at Griffin Park in the only change made by boss Karl Robinson.
More changes could be on the cards on Monday for a second game in the space of three days. Chadwick, along with the likes of fellow midfielders Shaun Williams, Daniel Powell and James O'Shea and defender Tom Flanagan, will hope to be recalled.
Robinson was distraught at only seeing his side draw at Brentford after leading 3-0 but, ahead of the visit of Colchester, told the club's official website: "We set ourselves a target of seven points over the Christmas period and we are still on course for that."
Colchester will assess Matt Heath ahead of the trip.
The defender was forced off with a knock 10 minutes into the second half of United's 2-0 victory over Exeter on New Year's Eve, with replacement Tom Eastman on standby to step in if required.
Manager John Ward is not expected to have any other new injury or suspension problems to contend with, aside from the usual bumps and bruises, as he battles with the demands of two games in three days.
The Us were back on song against the Grecians following their 6-1 Boxing Day reverse at home to Stevenage and Ward, who made three changes to his starting XI, will be reluctant to change a winning line-up too much.
Top scorer Anthony Wordsworth returned from suspension and duly grabbed the opener, while defender John White and striker Steven Gillespie were also handed recalls.
Colchester travel to stadium:mk aiming to avenge a comprehensive 5-1 defeat on home soil in November, a loss which was only eclipsed by the recent mauling by Stevenage.
MacKenzie fires Dons to victory
Gary MacKenzie's first goal of the season proved decisive as MK Dons completed a league double over Colchester with a 1-0 victory.
MacKenzie volleyed in from close range in the 53rd minute to secure a ninth victory in 11 games for the Dons, who had boss Karl Robinson sent to the stands at half-time for berating referee Carl Berry.
The Dons, who romped to a 5-1 victory at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in November, dominated a low-key first half but an unmarked Luke Chadwick missed their best chance when he headed over Jabo Ibehre's pin-point cross from only eight yards.
Dean Bowditch drilled two snap-shots narrowly wide and Ibehre fired over from 25 yards, while Colchester striker Steven Gillespie's free-kick deflected off the Dons wall and just over the crossbar on the stroke of half-time.
The Dons upped the tempo after the break and MacKenzie put them ahead eight minutes after the restart, powering in ahead of U's defender Magnus Okuonghae to volley home Bowditch's cross from close range.
Colchester keeper Ben Williams produced good saves to deny Darren Potter, Shaun Williams and Daniel Powell, while Charlie MacDonald clipped a cheeky back-heeled effort inches wide.
The U's piled forward late on in search of an equaliser but Gillespie had a goal ruled out for handball as the Dons hung on.
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