Barry Roche column: Dons’ game plan a sign of our progress

Barry Roche before Saturday's game against AFC Wimbledon.
Barry Roche before Saturday's game against AFC Wimbledon.
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The weather wasn’t pretty, the game wasn’t pretty and our performance wasn’t particularly pretty either.

But the most important thing was we didn’t lose the game and our unbeaten run stretched to nine games.

Wimbledon came with a very specific game plan and to be honest they carried it out very well.

They came up to frustrate us and got 11 men behind the ball at every opportunity.

I think that is testament to how well we have been doing that our opponents are willing to just shut up shop and play for a point.

Neither team really did enough to win the game and a point was definitely the right result.

We didn’t start the game well at all and Kev’s (Ellison) goal was probably against the run of play.

It was our only real chance in a rather dull encounte and The Dons scored with their only real chance too.

Once they equalised the draw was going to be the only outcome.

The most exciting part of the second half was probably the thunder and lightening towards the end. It certainly drew the biggest cheer from the crowd.

With the way other results went on the day it did feel like we missed a good opportunity to go top of the table but the season is still young and isn’t won or lost in the middle of October.

It would have made for nice reading though to have the Shrimps sitting on top looking down on everybody else, especially as we were earmarked as favourites for relegation before a ball was kicked.

But we are under no illusions that their is an awful lot of hard work ahead of us but we aim to meet each and every challenge head on.