Dons ‘stopped playing’ in the second half says Robbo

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Karl Robinson felt his side were distinctly second best in the second half during the 1-1 draw against Preston North End.

Carl Baker’s first half goal was cancelled out by Scott Wiseman’s second half equaliser as third met fourth in League 1, resulting in both sides holding firm come full time.

But after a win at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United last time out in League 1, and now a point against promotion rivals Preston, Robinson was satisfied overall.

“It was a very hard fought point. Our last two games in the league have been Preston away and Sheffield United away and we’ve got four points.

“I thought we edged the first half, but they certainly edged the second. We stopped playing in the second half.

“We’re disappointed with a point, but we fought until the end. Late on, we had a corner and put it into the mix - that shows our intent.

“We fell into their trap and played too many long balls.

“I’m disappointed with the goal, and we rode our luck with Kevin Davies’ header. He said to be afterwards ‘I let you off the hook didn’t I?’ and he certainly did.”

The result means Dons have now gone 10 games without defeat in League 1 - a club record, and something Robinson was very proud of.

He said: “It was our first goal conceded since Bristol City, and this is now the longest unbeaten run in this league. It’s not too bad, is it?

“We’ve played some big games - Sheffield United, Preston, Swindon. It’s not like this 10 game run has been against teams near the bottom. And the teams near the bottom, we’ve scored a lot of goals against.”