Kwesi Appiah said that Wimbledon's first league victory this season at the fourth attempt had lifted pressure among the squad and he believes they can now push forward.
Speaking during a post-match interview for our iFollow channel, Kwesi said: "It had been a really hard-working week and we only had a point going into this game. We knew it was very important to get off the mark and we are very pleased to do so. The longer it goes on without winning, confidence can take a bit of a dent and it's nice to do it. It takes that pressure off us. It was very nice for the team morale to get a clean sheet, a couple of goals, and three points. We are buzzing to get off the mark and to give the fans something to cheer about. It was nice for me to get a goal and we can push on now."
Andy Barcham earned the Man of the Match award with his all-action display capped by a goal and Kwesi was full of praise for his team-mate.
"I thought he was fabulous," said Kwesi. "Andy was relentless all day, he gave their full-back a tough time. I was pleased to see him get on the score-sheet because he worked so hard."
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The full interview with Kwesi, plus Neal Ardley's post-match verdict, and extended highlights, are all on iFollow.