Robbo backs MacDonald to find scoring form again after netting Dons winner

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KARL Robinson praised Charlie MacDonald’s patience in front of goal after he netted the winner against Yeovil.

MacDonald hadn’t scored in 19 appearances before his winner against the Glovers sent Dons to eighth in League 1.

The home side looked far and away the more likely to come out on top with Yeovil set on defending and keeping Dons out rather than searching for a goal of their own.

But just when it looked like it was never going to happen, MacDonald’s strike earned Dons all three points, much to the delight of his manager.

Robinson said: “It was a great ball through to him, and it was important that he took it calmly and didn’t snatch at it. He took his time with it, I heard people shouting ‘shoot!’ at him, but he got it back on his strong side and took it with great aplomb.

“It has been a long week so this is a good day. We passed them off the pitch, but I felt the officials kept them in it. There were three or four times we were onside but got flagged offside.

“I’m not being disrespectful to Yeovil, but we could have been so much more. Towards the end, I was starting to worry about whether it was one of those days and ever going to come.

“Yeovil have been top of the league, and are full of confidence. We need to make sure that as the season goes on, we are more potent in front of goal. We need to work on it and get it right.

“That’s as good a home performance that you’re going to see. It was comfortable, we had crosses and created chances, had possession. Although it didn’t feel like it at the time – we were wondering whether it was ever going to come at all.

“Against Walsall, we resorted to long balls, but today we were far more patient and we knew we had enough quality to get the goal.”