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Stadium:MK (ATT 7,443) 24th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Deadman

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Colchester United Colchester

MK Dons 5

L Chadwick (28, 64)
S Williams (pen 37)
J Otsemobor (61)
R Lowe (82)

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Colchester 1

I Henderson (63)
G Massey (S/O 67)

Five-star Dons go second

Last Updated: 24/11/12 6:39pm

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Chadwick: At the double

Chadwick: At the double

Luke Chadwick scored twice as MK Dons thrashed 10-man Colchester 5-1 on Saturday to climb up to second place in League One.

The Dons coasted to a fifth win in six games thanks to Chadwick's brace and further goals from Shaun Williams, Jon Otsemobor and substitute Ryan Lowe at stadium:mk.

Substitute Gavin Massey was sent off after 67 minutes for the U's, who only had Ian Henderson's consolation goal to show for their efforts.

The hosts controlled the first half and Chadwick put them ahead after 28 minutes when he latched onto debutant Patrick Bamford's clever pass and slotted the ball past goalkeeper John Sullivan.

Williams doubled their lead nine minutes later, sending Sullivan the wrong way from the penalty spot after Bamford had been tripped by Tom Eastman. Otsemobor made it 3-0 early in the second half when he ghosted in unmarked to head home Dean Bowditch's corner.

Henderson gave Colchester a slither of hope when he seized upon some slack Dons defending to fire past David Martin from 12 yards. But Chadwick made it 4-1 when he intercepted Eastman's poor backpass and beat Sullivan.

Massey was then shown a straight red card for a tackle on Adam Chicksen before Lowe curled a sublime 22-yard shot into the top corner of the net to seal the rout late on.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 38 52
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33