Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Interviews

Robbo praises goalscoring pair after vital win

Post-match reaction from our Head Coach

20 April 2021

Interviews

Robbo praises goalscoring pair after vital win

Post-match reaction from our Head Coach

20 April 2021

Mark Robinson praised the overall contributions of goalscorers Joe Pigott and Alex Woodyard after the superb victory versus Oxford tonight.

Oxford came into this match bang in form with three successive wins having put them well in the hunt for the play-offs, but they were swept aside by a Dons side that refused to be beaten.

Alex Woodyard cracked home the winner in style - his first goal for the club - after Joe Pigott's 20th goal of the season, and Robbo was full of praise for the pair afterwards.

"I thought Alex was absolutely brilliant tonight, and he has been brilliant," said Robbo. "You could see what it meant to the players with Alex scoring the winner. He has got really good leadership qualities, but he has got potentially unbelievable leadership qualities. I am absolutely chuffed for him because the goal was thoroughly deserved. His energy and all-round performances have been outstanding.

"Joe is so pivotal to what we want to do moving forward. I was thinking about Joe and he has been so brilliant for the club. You look at players in the past who have kind of earned legendary status. I don't know whether or not it's because he doesn't come across how he is as a person on camera that he hasn't got the legendary status he deserves. He is a fantastic person, I've spent hours with him, and he is so intelligent. He gets this club, he understands it, and he has been so pivotal since we came together as a group. With the messages I'm putting across, he is relaying them to the lads. Not just on the pitch, but off the pitch, he has been such a huge help."

On tonight's victory, Robbo was pleased that his side kept going to grind out victory against a team with play-off ambitions.

"I thought we started well, but they were the better side in the first-half. They had a 15-20 minute spell when they were better and causing us problems, though they didn't have clear-cut chances. I thought in the second-half we were the better side and they scored against the run of play. We looked like we were going to get on top, but then they scored, and I thought the reaction from the lads was excellent. We earned the penalty, and in many ways we earned the sending off. It happened for a reason, the same as against Ipswich. The lads earned it themselves and the second goal was fantastic, brilliant play by Ollie, and a great finish. They are a good side and all wins are not going to come easy. You've got to earn them, and tonight we earned the victory."

Pic credit: Ian Stephen, Pro Sports Images.

 


Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account