Defender netted his first Dons goal in the nick of time
Darren Jones struck his first Wimbledon goal in dramatic fashion at Burton yesterday and he said that the Dons got exactly what they deserved for putting a poor first-half behind them.
The defender turned out to be Wimbledon’s unlikely hero at the Pirelli Stadium and he believes his side can take plenty of positives from matching another one of the promotion contenders after holding Chesterfield on Tuesday.
Speaking to Rob Cornell on Dons Player, Darren said: “In the first-half we were poor and we were not backing things up when we were getting the ball up top. I did not think Burton created too many chances in the first-half, but going forward we did not look quite on it. It’s always hard playing with one up front because you have got to get the ball into the striker’s feet and he’s virtually playing one versus four. But Charlie Wyke came on and took the workload off Danny Hylton and that helped us get what we wanted. In the second-half we dominated the match.
“We have now got two points from the last two games. Though that’s not an awful lot, if you look at the opposition we’ve played against then we will take it. I just saw everyone going for the ball and I decided to hang back. Luckily, it bounced for me and I slotted it in.”
It was a rare goal for Jones and Ross Worner was delighted for his former Aldershot team-mate.
“I am thrilled for Darren and I was standing on the halfway line celebrating when he scored,” said Ross. “I’ve known Darren for a while now and I don’t think I’ve gone as crazy in my life as when that goal went in.”
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