Interview with Fuller after remarkable turnaround
Barry Fuller saluted the attacking options in AFC Wimbledon’s squad after the late FA Cup goal blitz at Curzon Ashton on Sunday.
Substitute Tyrone Barnett provided a demonstration of the attacking ability that convinced Neal Ardley to sign him and all four strikers have been among the goals in recent weeks.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Fuller said: “At 3-0 down the manager brought on Tyrone to try and cause havoc so that we could turn it around. He came on and had a right go. He caused problems up there. To be fair, the front four boys really showed what they were about in the last 15 minutes. It just shows the squad depth we’ve got here and the firepower up front. Those four up front are causing a lot of teams problems.
“It was one of the craziest games I’ve ever been involved in. From our perspective, it was not a pretty game and we were not at our best, but to be 3-0 down with 15 minutes to go and win 4-3 shows the character and belief in the squad. We know we have to do better and we will work hard on the training ground. We are in the third round though so we are happy with that.”
The picture above (taken by Stuart Butcher, Pro Sports Images) shows Dominic Poleon steering home goal number two on Sunday for Wimbledon.
Wimbledon’s captain felt that Curzon Ashton were the better side on the day, but he thanked the Dons travelling support for staying behind their team.
“The manager had watched DVD’s of them and he told us that they were a really good footballing side,” added Fuller. “They only sign technical players and we knew they would pass the ball. When you come down to lower leagues that is not usually the case, but we trained all week for that. They were probably better than us at that on the day and it must hurt them.
“We believed we could still get a goal (at 3-0 down) and then we got another within 45 seconds to a minute. I think we believed we could go on and get something. For their three goals, I don’t think any of us as a back four touched the ball! Curzon played really well and they were probably the better team on the day.
minute winner for them to go home happy."“We gave our fans a clap after the warm-up and when we came in we were saying how amazing the fans were. We always says how appreciative we are of the support and the amount of fans who turned up was great, considering it was on TV on a Sunday. It was nice to give them a 94th