Match report posted by John_ (view the full thread on the forum )
Delighted though I am with the three points I feel that this game had a draw written all over it.
The first half was instantly forgetable. The searing heat was the only winner and the only real chance fell to the Franchise but Phil Smith, who''d replaced Brezovan, dealt with it.
JP McGovern had been dropped for Easton and I''m assuming it was he who was filling the right side of midfield. The trouble was he looked to me to be playing more as a right-sided centre-midfielder and this gave the team a rather lopsided look.
Aljofree made a careless mistake early on and this was met by a rather disappointing response of jeers from the Town faithful. Unfortunately this riled Hasney a bit who turned to his taunters and hand gestured. It wasn''t what you think but even so this sort of thing is doing none of us any favours.
At half-time we scarpered back up into the concourse to cool down.
The second half was everything the first wasn''t. The Town fans found their voices we looked more composed and determined on the ball and, most importantly of all, we were attacking the end we were all situated at. Well, we were sort of in the corner but you catch my drift.
Casal had departed this world at half-time from cramp and Amankwaah came on to replace him. He went to right-back and Jack Smith moved over to the left side.
we took the lead on 52 minutes. Sean O''Hanlon, bless him, was caught out by a persistant Simon Cox and suddenly he was clean through. He cut inside and unselfishly laid it on a platter to Billy Paynter to drill home from 7 yards to cue a frenzy in the away end.
The Dons roared back into it and we were sitting quite deep at times. The equaliser came from a corner. I''m sorry, but from my perspective, Phil Smith went to claim it and totally misjudged the cross. Jude Stirling was waiting to smack a head home. At the train station afterwards some Dons fans were suggesting Billy Paynter or someone got the last touch but we''ll wait and see the highlights later.
Simon Cox''s last minute penalty winner was, as expected, celebrated as though the FA Cup had been won, but there were certainly a few of us who felt we were very fortunate indeed to have been awarded it in the first place.
Who cares, we won.