Goal-scorers will go down in history says Robbo
JON Otsemobor and Stephen Gleeson have written themselves into MK Dons folklore thanks to their goals against AFC Wimbledon, according to Karl Robinson.
Gleeson’s opener on the stroke of half time was matched by Jack Midson on the hour before Otsemobor’s cheeky flick in stoppage time at the end of the game won the day for Dons and set up a third round tie with Sheffield Wednesday.
He said: “He scored a goal last week, he’s the most laid back man in the world. He’s a tremendous asset to the club, and both he and Stephen Gleeson have written themselves into MK Dons folklore forever and a day.
“Those are the pictures we’ll look up in years to come, and they’ll be up on our walls. This was an historic occasion, but it’s always nice to bring someone in who scores, as he described it, very Cafu-like!
“Jon Otsemobor had a bet with me that he’d score – that’s why he ran to me. I never win bets!
“It was fitting that it was in the last minute, but you’ve got to give credit to David Martin for his save. It was a wonder save, and the situation could have been much different.”
On the whole, the game was magnificently observed by both sets of supporters, but for a handful from each side celebrating on the pitch after their second half goals went in.
Robinson raced onto the pitch to urge his supporters off at the end, but he thinks that despite the minor trouble, both sides have come out of the affair glowing.
“The referee shouted at me for trying to get our fans off the pitch,” he said. “Two sets of fans entered the field of play, which you cannot condone. But not one fan went towards any player.
“I think football fans in general have had a lot of criticism, but this was just passion boiling over onto the pitch. And they all went back quietly.
“The way the AFC fans conducted themselves at the end was also to be applauded too. It was a good day on the whole for English football. Football has been the winner.”
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