David Martin – 6 – Couldn’t really do much about the goal, and wasn’t really required for much of the game. A cold, wet afternoon for the keeper.
Adam Chicksen – 6 – Didn’t really need to be on his game as he stepped in for Dean Lewington. Scythed down in the second half which earned Gavin Massey his marching orders.
Jon Otsemobor – 7 – Rose highest to nod home his first goal for the club, but wasn’t really needed in defence as the visitors offered little.
Antony Kay – 6 – Could have watched from the stands, such was the level of work Colchester made the Dons defence do.
Shaun Williams – 6 – Hardly had anything to do as Colchester’s attack barely got started. Coolly slotted home the penalty to make it 2-0.
Darren Potter – 7 – Was given far too much time and spaced in the middle to play his game. Unnoticed in his excellence.
Stephen Gleeson – 7 – Played a captain’s role, anchoring the midfield in difficult conditions.
Luke Chadwick – 9 – Sensational once again, with two more goals to his name. Played a part in everything, and could have netted a hat-trick with a handful of close shots late on.
Angelo Balanta – 7 – Looked strong on the ball, though the conditions didn’t really play into his hands as the turf held back Dons’ wide game.
Dean Bowditch – 7 – Ran for miles without really seeing much of the ball. Could have had a couple of goals to his name, and played in Chadwick for the opener.
Patrick Bamford – 8 – Quite brilliant on his debut. Was part of three goals, had a great first touch, and looked desperate to impress. And he did.
Ryan Lowe – 7 – Had to go some to impress as he replaced Bamford, but scored an absolute pearl to make it 5-1.
Zeli Ismail – 7 – Looks to be another excellent teenage signing, terrifying Potts and even forcing Sullivan into a decent stop. Another to watch.
Ibra Sekajja - Came on too late to make much of an impact, but got a decent shot away. Another exciting prospect.
Top Don: Chadwick