Kwesi Appiah spoke about the importance of snatching a last-gasp point on Saturday after delivering the goal that moved Wimbledon out of the League One drop zone.
Speaking after his late equaliser in the 1-1 draw versus Lincoln City, Kwesi said: “We’ve had a great upturn in form recently, so this is another step in that right direction. We will continue to push on like this and get some more points. It was great for us to move out of the drop zone, so that we can start looking up the table. It was the point we needed to get out of it.
“It was massive for us. We had managed to nick the three points against Portsmouth in similar fashion and this time it was only a point, but it’s still the same sort of feeling. To score and earn something for your team is a nice feeling.
“It was buzzing in there (the changing room), but we felt we deserved something from the game so we were not too over the top. Going forward we know we can get results and the lads are feeling confident.”
With Marcus Forss and Joe Pigott having formed Wimbledon’s regular forward partnership recently, Kwesi added that he had retained his focus in order to take his opportunity.
“I’ve been working hard behind closed doors and after games and stuff to keep myself in great condition for when I’m called upon to take my opportunity,” added Kwesi. “I will continue to do that for as long as I can.”
Fellow substitute Luke O’Neill also made a vital contribution on Saturday after returning from injury and Kwesi praised his impact.
“I’m delighted for Luke, he’s obviously had to work hard while he’s been injured to get himself back to match condition and he came on and took his chance. He did well for the team. The ball was getting switched (for the goal) and I know what Luke has got in the locker. We’ve got a bit of telepathy going on, I knew where he was going to put it and I managed to get on the end of his cross.”
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