Fleetwood Town 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons

24 Sep

Ryan Colclough scored a hat-trick as MK Dons ran out convincing 4-1 winners at Fleetwood in League One.


On-loan winger Colclough gave the Dons a ninth-minute lead when his cross from the left wrong-footed Fleetwood goalkeeper Chris Neal and slipped into the bottom corner.

Nathan Pond nearly levelled for the hosts before the break, heading David Ball’s corner on to the top of the crossbar.

Fleetwood looked to be gathering momentum as the first half came to a close but their purple patch did not continue after the interval. Neal gave away an indirect free-kick inside his own box when he handled a back pass before redeeming himself with a fine save to deny Nicky Maynard.

The visitors grabbed their second in the 61st minute when Dean Bowditch converted from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the area by Jimmy Ryan.

Colclough added a third shortly after, latching on to keeper David Martin’s punt forward and firing low inside Neal’s near post.

Dons keeper Martin was then at fault as Bobby Grant’s speculative effort from 20 yards pulled one back for the hosts with 20 minutes to play.

Colclough competed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in added time after George Baldock was upended inside the Fleetwood box.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

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Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, MK Dons 4.

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, MK Dons 4.

Substitution, MK Dons. George C Williams replaces Ryan Colclough.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, MK Dons 4. Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty MK Dons. George Baldock draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Martyn Woolford (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ed Upson.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) has gone down, but that’s a dive.

Amari’i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. George Baldock (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Fleetwood Town).

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces Dean Bowditch.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, MK Dons 3. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Conor McLaughlin.

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Martyn Woolford replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, MK Dons 3. Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Martin following a fast break.

Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Ashley Hunter.

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by George Baldock.

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, MK Dons 2. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty MK Dons. Dean Bowditch draws a foul in the penalty area.

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