Dons well worth a point - Robbo

Hull City manager Steve Bruce(left) and Milton Keynes Dons Manager Karl Robinson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Milton Keynes Dons at the KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull, England on 12 March 2016. Photo by Ian Lyall. PNL-161203-164620002

Hull City manager Steve Bruce(left) and Milton Keynes Dons Manager Karl Robinson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Milton Keynes Dons at the KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull, England on 12 March 2016. Photo by Ian Lyall. PNL-161203-164620002

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Dons’ point at the KC Stadium on Saturday came against one of the best teams in the Championship, according to Karl Robinson.

Antony Kay headed Dons into an unlikely lead early in the second half, but the lead lasted just three minutes before Sam Clucas’ brilliantly taken free kick.

While the result sees Dons remain just a point outside the relegation zone, it’s a draw that few would have predicted.

“I’m really proud,” Robinson said afterwards. “It was two completely different halves - We dominated possession in the first half, and moved the ball unbelievably well considering where we are in the league, coming to the KC Stadium to play like that.

“The second half, we were playing against, in my opinion, one of the best teams in the league by a long way, with one of the best managers too.

“We knew how hard it was going to be. In the first half, we looked like we knew what we were doing.

“If we’d have won it, it would have been unfair but we deserved more than we got.”

David Martin hobbled off after a reoccurrence of his hamstring problem, but stand-in Cody Cropper did his part in keeping Dons in it as Hull threw everything forward in the latter stages.

Robinson added: “To lose your keeper made it difficult, but we all stood up and were counted. It was like a scene from Platoon at the end. Every player has given 100 per cent effort.

“I’m so happy for Antony Kay to get that goal. His work ethic and determination has been excellent. His never say die attitude is infectious.

“My players have given everything. They’re knackered, and disappointed because they gave so much.

“Both sets of players were on the floor at the end. I’d love to know where he got eight minutes from. We’ve played 100 minutes of football today.”