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Glyn’s reaction after a battling draw at Crewe

Manager’s view on the draw at Gresty Road

23 January 2021

Glyn Hodges was pleased with the performance of his side today, but he felt that the Dons were denied a golden opportunity to take all three points.

Wimbledon created several chances to have added to Joe Pigott’s opener after 70 seconds, and our manager believes that referee Kevin Johnson should have awarded a penalty for a second-half challenge on Nesta Guinness-Walker.

“We will take a point to stop the rot,” said Glyn. “In the first-half, and even in the second-half, we broke away a few times, and I thought we were unlucky. I felt it was a clear penalty for a foul on Nesta in the second-half. I have seen them given, but we are not getting them, and that was a key decision that went against us. We scored a great goal and the boys never gave up.

"With the run we have been on, it was just about getting that point, taking confidence from it, and moving up the table. The recent defeats have been tough to take, but you have to learn from them, and we have responded well. Everyone has been doom and gloom and quite rightly with the results, but they are the same group that got us high up in the league earlier in the season.”

Attacking right-back Cheye Alexander provided the assist for Joe Pigott and Glyn praised his contribution on the day.

“Cheye put in some great crosses, including for Joe to score the goal. That was something we had been working on and it was magnificent. We need more of that. We didn’t quite get into those areas in the second-half, but we hit them on the break and we were one pass away from getting that second goal.

"We worked hard to put our stamp on the game and to make sure that we played to our strengths. They are an in-form side and we shouldn’t have lost to them in the previous match. We could have won today, and as they are an in-form side and in the top half of the table it tells you how good we are.”

Pic credit: Paul Thompson, Pro Sports Images.

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