Player ratings Vs Crewe: Bowditch stars in frustrating 1-0 victory

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David Martin – 7 – Was given a watching brief for the most part, but stood up well against Ajay Leitch-Smith as twice he scuppered one-on-ones.

Dean Lewington – 7 – A run-of-the-mill performance from the skipper. Hardly challenged defensively, but added to the attack well.

Shaun Williams – 7 – Cool on the ball as ever. Caught napping early in the second half as Crewe came out full of intent, but stood firm.

Antony Kay – 6 – Looked nervous on the ball at times and gifted Leitch-Smith a glorious chance for the visitors to equalise.

Adam Chicksen – 7 – Gave the ball away a few times in the first half, but went from strength to strength in the second. Growing ever more confident going forwards too.

Darren Potter – 6 – Made the right passes, pulled the right strings, things just didn’t seem to work in front of him.

Stephen Gleeson – 7 – Looked lively, picked some key passes out and put in his fair share of crunching tackles in the midfield.

Luke Chadwick – 6 – Made some questionable decisions in decent attacking areas, and was just out of sync with the rest of the attackers when it came to picking a pass. Replaced by Allan.

Dean Bowditch – 7 – Found himself in acres of space on the right flank, and put across an excellent ball for MacDonald.

Jay O’Shea – 6 – Didn’t get to see much of the ball in either half, muting his influence on the game. Made way for Powell early in the second half.

Charlie MacDonald – 7 – Took his goal well early in the game, and looked keen to double his tally. Made some promising runs and was just too far behind a Powell cross. Replaced by Lowe.

Subs

Daniel Powell – 6 – A moment of magic saw him put a brilliant ball across the face of goal, but didn’t do much after that

Scott Allan – 7 – Showed promise in his first performance for Dons, even taking two shots on goal.

Ryan Lowe – 6 – Didn’t see much of the ball late in the game.

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