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"We showed how exciting we can be"

Reaction after last night's thrilling victory

8 September 2021

Aaron Pressley just missed out on a hat-trick last night, but he was delighted to be involved in such a bold attacking display - and to help his team-mate to get off the mark at Plough Lane!

Luke McCormick (pictured) was the beneficiary of Aaron's injury-time bid to bag a hat-trick as the on-loan Brentford striker's attempt was parried out into the path of our midfielder, who struck his first home goal for us.

“It was one of those situations when you are running through, and you have so much time! I was absolutely gone, so the finish was weak, but I did it on purpose to get Macca a goal!"

Aaron added that he felt Wimbledon had enough attacking threat to win last night's Trophy match - even when Pompey turned the match on its head to go 3-2 up.

“I had a feeling even when we went behind that we were going to win it. I always felt that we had that threat on the break, and they didn’t look the strongest at the back. It’s a great win, and we want to try and win this Trophy. It would be great to get the fans to Wembley, and I’m sure they would love that.

“It was a bit crazy, a really hectic game. At 2-0 up we were cruising, but we gave away a sloppy goal and it gave them a bit of hope. Before that we gave them nothing – it was probably one of our best first halves of the season, but the goal before half-time was a bit sloppy. Then we showed how exciting we can be, and we’ve already done that this season. Obviously, I’m happy to get the two goals as well.

“It was good to get the 90 minutes because the games open up in the last 20 minutes. I got the penalty, and I’m happy with that. It was a good night for everyone.

“Credit to the fans that came along. This competition doesn’t have the best reputation, but there were quite a few fans here and the away fans turned up in numbers, so that made it a great atmosphere.”

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