Player ratings Vs Crawley: Chadwick pulls the strings despite Dons defeat

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David Martin – 6 – Was beaten by two killer strikes, but probably needed longer studs as his kicking suffered on the wet surface

Dean Lewington – 6 – Didn’t really put a foot wrong, but was barely spotted in the attacking third where he becomes such an asset

Jon Otsemobor – 6 – Like his captain on the opposite flank, he hardly left his own half on a night Dons needed an extra edge in attack

Antony Kay – 7 – Had a solid return to first team action. Controlled the ball well on a difficult surface, and looked untroubled against Gary Alexander

Mathias Doumbe – 7 – With Crawley’s attacks limited, the French defender coped well alongside another partner in Kay

Darren Potter – 7 – The conditions didn’t make it easy for him to play his usual style, but he was still the go-to guy in midfield. But even he couldn’t orchestrate much tonight.

Shaun Williams – 6 – Looked a bit lost in midfield, unsure of where he should be. Got booked early on for a nasty challenge on Kyle McFadzean

Daniel Powell – 6 – A welcome return to the starting line-up after a few weeks out through injury. Started brightly, but was anonymous in the second half, barely seeing the ball

Luke Chadwick – 7 – Looked hard to contain, especially in the first half in partnership with MacDonald. He even tried his luck from range a few times too to no avail.

Angelo Balanta – 7 – Nothing has chanced since the last time Dons fans cast their eyes over the QPR winger. Still exciting on the ball, even if his first touch did result in the ball being blasted out of the ground.

Charlie MacDonald – 6 – Made great runs, got in all the right places, even got his shots off, but so low on confidence, he missed three sitters and was taken off at the break.

Subs:

Ryan Lowe – 6 – Barked out the orders from the front line, but barely strung two touches together as Dons went direct.

Adam Chicksen – 6 – Another positive start which lifted the fans, but his influence faded shortly after coming on;

Alan Smith – 6 - Like Lowe, hardly saw enough of the ball to make an impact as Crawley shut up shop.

Top Don: Luke Chadwick