RATINGS vs Shrewsbury: Ed is head and shoulders above

Ed Upson. Pic: Lee Scriven
Ed Upson. Pic: Lee Scriven

Dons ratings vs Shrewsbury:

David Martin - 7 - A spectator for large parts, but made a couple of good stops when called upon.

Dean Lewington - 7 - Everything seemed to go through him in the first half, but was wholly untroubled all afternoon.

Joe Walsh - 8 - A sensational challenge in the first half to deny AJ Leitch-Smith was a highlight, but his overall game was excellent.

Paul Downing - 7 - A few nervous moments, but won everything fired aerially at him.

George Baldock - 7 - Was more of an asset going forwards, doubling up with George C Williams.

Darren Potter - 7 - Played a box-to-box role at times, with some hard crunching challenges thrown in for good measure.

Ed Upson - 8 - The best player on the pitch. Controlled the tempo, excellent set pieces, broke up play well and teed up Daniel Powell for the winner. A brilliant debut.

Samir Carruthers - 7 - Looked dangerous and eager to drive on before suffering a groin injury.

Daniel Powell - 7 - Started well but drifted out of the game until he scored with 18 minutes to go.

George C Williams - 6 - Wasn’t in the game in the first half, drifted infield as the game wore on to get on the ball, and saw a few shots blocked at the source.

Nicky Maynard - 7 - Chased lost causes all afternoon with no reward and no real chances to speak of. His best came when Leutwiler kicked the ball into him.

Subs:

Giorgio Rasulo - 6 - Looked caught on his heels all too often.

Brandon Thomas-Asante - 6 - Made a few positive runs as Shrewsbury left gaps in behind.

George B Williams - Stoppage time introduction.

Man of the Match: Ed Upson