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Jake: it can spark a run

21 March 2016

Midfielder on his goal of the season contender

Jake Reeves produced one of the best moments of AFC Wimbledon’s season on Saturday – and he believes it can spark a renewed push for the play-offs.

A fantastic 30-yard volley was Reeves’ first goal of 2015/16, but more importantly it ended a run of five games without a win for Neal Ardley’s men.

Speaking during a post-match interview with Rob Cornell for Dons Player, Reeves said: “The ball came out perfectly onto my chest and I just thought ‘let’s hit it’. You never know what’s going to happen and I was aiming for that back corner. It has flown in, luckily for us.

“When we went on a run of winning week in and week out we were putting all our chances away. Lately, we’ve created loads of chances, but the ball hadn’t been falling right for the strikers or anyone else. Hopefully, a goal like that to win it in the last minute will spark a bit more oomph and give us that belief again.

“It was frustrating because we could have been 3-0 up before they scored, but their lad finished it well to be fair. It was the type of game that we needed to dig out. Hopefully, this kind of win will get us on a run again.”

  channel.You TubeIf you haven’t yet seen our video of Saturday’s last-gasp win, including WDON reaction to Reeves’ stunning strike, visit our official 

Reeves reckons that bringing in Darius Charles will be a great addition for the run-in and he believes the Dons supporters will make him feel at home.

“It’s a great signing for us,” added Reeves. “Credit must go to the manager for bringing Darius in. He’s a big boy who likes to head it and he scares defenders. He did well (on his debut). The players understand that this is a fans-based club and it’s nice to get that interaction with the supporters here.”

The full interview with Jake Reeves featured on Dons Player yesterday, along with interviews with Darius Charles, Neal Ardley, and extended highlights from the York game.

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