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Mixed emotions for Simon

21 October 2015

Post-match reaction after victory at Accrington

Simon Bassey was far from getting carried away with Wimbledon’s dramatic win at Accrington Stanley and he said there was mixed emotions after the victory.

Speaking during a post-match interview for Dons Player after the 4-3 win, Simon summed up the mood of the management team after an eventful match up in Lancashire.

“It was certainly a game of differing emotions, that’s for sure,” said Simon. “From a coaching point of view there are loads of things to work on. It was great character from the boys to come back from 2-0 down, but we should not have to score four goals away from home to win a game. We are disappointed with that, but thrilled with the character that the side showed.

“There were some really good performances, but we attack and defend together as a team. Overall, we have to do better. It’s a minimum requirement when you come away from home. We got beat 4-0 here the other year and lost 1-0 last season. At 2-0 down after 10 minutes you are fearing the worst, but the boys rolled their sleeves up and full credit to them. With the standards we set we are a little bit disappointed, even though we are pleased with the victory.”

Simon added that new on-loan goalkeeper Ben Wilson had impressed him, despite conceding three goals on his debut.

“He could not have done anything about the goals we conceded and after 10 minutes he was probably wondering what he had walked into,” said Simon. “He made a terrific save from a free-kick near the end and I thought he had quite a good debut. We are happy to come away from home and get a win. Hopefully, we can repeat that feat at York on Saturday.”

A video interview with Simon Bassey will feature on Dons Player later

Picture credit: Stuart Butcher, Pro Sports Images.

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