Player ratings Vs Stevenage: Williams stands out as attackers go missing

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David Martin – 7 – Was there when he needed to be, but could do nothing about the goal.

Jon Otsemobor – 6 – Tried to join in the attacks, but was seldom used. Made way in the second half as the system changed.

Dean Lewington – 6 – Got into some promising positions on the edge of the box, but got striker syndrome and didn’t want to shoot. Never in trouble defensively.

Shaun Williams – 7 – Enjoyed a good battle with quick striker Marcus Haber and got the better of him.

Mathias Doumbe – 7 – Bandaged up again, Doumbe looked to take the game by the scruff of the neck in the second half as those in front of him failed to take it on.

Darren Potter – 6 – An unusual off-day for the midfielder. Misplaced passes and a few bad touches, but broke up a dangerous Stevenage break in the second half.

Stephen Gleeson – 6 – Struggled to get into the game, in his usual defensive role and when pushed forward. Forced Arnold into a fine save though.

Luke Chadwick – 6 – Probably had the pick of Dons’ chances, and was unlucky to see one cleared off the line.

Scott Allan – 6 – Doesn’t seem to be finding his feet in the Dons system, but saw more of the ball out wide right but his crosses didn’t beat the first man.

Jay O’Shea – 6 – Didn’t make much of an impact on the game taking over on the left flank and didn’t have many chances to pull the trigger as he usually does.

Alan Smith – 6 – Held up play fairly well but with no-one willing to join him in the breaks, he was isolated once again.

Subs:

Charlie MacDonald – 6 – Barely saw the ball as he chased cross after cross late in the game.

Adam Chicksen – 7 – Was the most active player on the pitch when he came on, lifting the crowd with him.

Ryan Lowe – 6 – Like MacDonald, was left chasing long balls and high crosses.

Top Don: Shaun Williams