Striker's delight after his dramatic double
Danny Hylton said he was relieved to end his nine-match scoring drought in such emphatic fashion yesterday with a performance that went some way to justifying Neal Ardley’s faith in him.
Since scoring the winner on his debut against Hartlepool at the end of January, it had been a frustrating run in front of goal for Hylton (pictured above). However, the striker netted twice in just three minutes after entering as a second-half substitute against Cheltenham Town with a display that provided the inspiration for a dramatic 4-3 win.
and you can also view yesterday’s goals against Cheltenham on our official video channel.You TubeClutching his bottle of Champagne after the man of the match presentation, Hylton told WDON commentator Rob Cornell that it meant a lot to him to finally show what he could do in a Wimbledon shirt. Part of his Dons Player interview can be viewed by clicking on
“After some really inconsistent performances and probably not doing myself justice, it was nice to come on and score two goals to repay the faith that the manager has shown in me,” Hylton said. “It’s great to get a win for the fans too because they are always brilliant and it was good to give them something to go home happy about. I’ve missed a few chances, but we’ve not been free-flowing as a team. It was good though that the forwards got three goals between us today.
“Hopefully this can be a turning point for us now and we can go from strength to strength in the last eight games. We want to try and win all of them. It’s a great result, but we have a big game on Tuesday night. We need to make sure that we’re right going into this match and if we win then it will be a massive step. It’s good to get a bit of confidence for myself too and hopefully I can get more goals now.”
The on-loan Rotherham striker was full of praise for his fellow striker Jack Midson, who netted Wimbledon’s last-gasp winner.
Hylton added: “When Jack’s name was called out before the game it was the biggest cheer of the day and he is ‘Mr AFC Wimbledon’. Jack deserves it because of everything that he’s done for the club and the loyalty that he has shown.”
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