Mark Robinson saluted Dylan Adjei-Hersey’s display after the winger helped AFC Wimbledon into the second round of the London Senior Cup.
Dylan struck the decisive penalty in the shoot-out victory versus Met Police and Mark praised his contribution afterwards. Just to be out there playing in a senior fixture for Wimbledon was also an achievement for Dylan because he had only recently returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to injury.
“I was really pleased with Dylan, I thought he came on and caused problems down that side," said Dylan. "He got in behind them and got some crosses in. He is always bright and he is doing very well for the Under-18s at the moment. It was nice for him to get the final penalty and put it away.”
Overall, Mark was disappointed that last night’s Wimbledon team, consisting of first-teamers and Under-18s, failed to find the goals to match their approach play.
“We had 80 per cent possession, but it’s about what you do with that possession,” said Mark. “If you get the goal it becomes easier because they have to change what they are doing. For all our good possession, did we ask enough questions of the opposition? Did we have enough people trying to get on the end of the crosses? Did we have enough quality in the final third? Some of the football was good, but when you have that much possession you have to make sure everything has got a purpose to it. It is quite difficult when you have so much of the ball sometimes. You can get a bit sloppy and your quality drops. They got through, but it’s a work in progress.
“It was a good test and we’ve dominated the ball, but I would have liked to see us cause them more problems than we did. I didn’t want it to be a game when it was just about players getting minutes. It’s a game that we wanted to win, no matter who was playing. Part of the objective is some of the players getting minutes, but you want to come and win. There were some positives, I’m glad we got through, but when a team sets you challenges like that you have to be more proactive in terms of how you are going to break them down.”
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